At Prosper & Smile Dental Care, we believe that natural teeth should last a lifetime. However, there are times that a tooth is damaged beyond repair, leaving us with no option other than to extract it. If that’s the case, you can rest assured that our gentle approach, nitrous oxide sedation, and pain-free injections will leave you with a positive experience. Your comfort and wellbeing are always our top priorities.

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Why Would You Need a Tooth Extracted?

Here are some reasons Dr. Sisombath may recommend having a tooth extracted:

Severe Tooth Damage: Removing a tooth is always a last resort after exhausting every restorative option possible. If a tooth is severely damaged due to deep decay, trauma, or a fracture near the gumline, extracting it may be our only viable option.

Advanced Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Gum disease is a progressive condition that, in its advanced stages, destroys the bone and tissue holding the teeth in place. If a tooth becomes loose due to losing its support, we may have no choice but to remove it.

Orthodontic Treatment: If you have overcrowding, we sometimes need to extract one or more of your teeth as a component of an orthodontic treatment plan. That way, the remaining teeth have the necessary room to move into alignment.

Wisdom Teeth: These third molars are notorious for causing oral health problems. They may come in crooked, become impacted, or develop decay or infection. In some severe cases, Dr. Sisombath may refer you to an oral surgeon for the procedure.

Simple vs. Surgical Extraction

There are two types of tooth extractions offered at Prosper & Smile Dental Care. A tooth that’s fully visible and easily accessible typically requires a simple extraction. If, however, a tooth is not fully visible, is severely decayed, or is weak and at risk of fracturing during removal, you may need a more involved procedure called a surgical extraction.

Pain-Free Tooth Extractions

If tooth extraction is necessary, you can rest assured that the procedure will be comfortable. We offer pain-free injections to numb the area and nitrous oxide sedation, if required, to ensure you’re relaxed throughout the process. We’re also happy to provide tooth replacement options, such as bridges or partial dentures, to restore your healthy, confident smile!

What Happens After a Tooth Extraction?

After your extraction procedure, we’ll provide you with instructions to follow and prescribe you pain medication for use if needed. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully to promote healing.

Now that the extraction is over, healing will begin. Your body will naturally create a blood clot in the extracted tooth’s socket. You must avoid spitting, smoking, or drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours after your tooth extraction. Otherwise, you risk dislodging the clot, which may lead to a very painful condition called dry socket that will require in-office care.

If you develop increased pain or swelling at the extraction site or have any questions or concerns, make sure you contact our office for guidance.

Gentle Tooth Extractions Near Me in Prosper, TX

If you have a damaged or painful tooth, visit Prosper & Smile Dental Care for an examination. Dr. Sisombath will do everything possible to restore the damaged tooth. However, if you require a tooth extraction, you can expect gentle, top-notch care.

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