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Tooth Extractions – Dallas, TX 

Put an End to Troublesome Teeth

Illustration of tooth extraction

No one wants to part with their teeth. Extractions are never your dentist’s first choice, but sometimes they are necessary to restore and maintain the health of the rest of your smile. When a tooth is damaged beyond the point of repair, it can cause problems in surrounding areas. That’s why at Lincoln Park Periodontal and Dental Implant Group, we offer tooth extractions in Dallas to put an end to troublesome teeth. If you think that an extraction would benefit you, give us a call to schedule a visit.

Why Choose Lincoln Park Periodontal and Dental Implant Group for Tooth Extractions? 

  • Board-Certified Periodontists
  • Advanced Dental Technology
  • Dental Insurance Welcome

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

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We always do everything in our power to help patients keep their natural teeth, but sometimes it isn’t a viable option. Here are a few reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary to restore your overall dental health and function:

  • There is severe damage or decay to the tooth that is irreparable.
  • To ensure the long-term success of a restoration – such as a denture.
  • To allow for a patient to undergo orthodontic treatment.
  • If a tooth is impacted and unable to properly erupt.
  • When a primary tooth won’t fall out on its own.

By extracting troublesome teeth, future infections and other oral health issues are significantly less likely to occur.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

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Teeth are generally removed by either pulling or surgical extraction. Teeth can only be “pulled” when they have fully emerged from the gumline. In this case, we will start by numbing the area around your tooth and use a clasping tool to shift the tooth around until it breaks away from the gumline. If pulling a tooth isn’t possible, the tooth will need to be surgically extracted. For this procedure, a small incision is made into your gum tissue to allow us the ability to reach enough of your tooth to fully remove it.

To determine which extraction method is necessary for you, come see us for a consultation where we can evaluate your smile. We will also discuss tooth replacement options, if needed, to prevent future oral health issues as a result of tooth loss.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

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Before you leave the practice, we will provide you with a specific aftercare plan to help you stay comfortable and avoid complications. Every case is different, but here are some steps we usually recommend for a comfortable, speedy recovery:

  • Rinse with saltwater 24 hours after your procedure.
  • Avoid using tobacco products until your mouth has healed.
  • Elevate your head while sleeping.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed medications as directed.
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Stay away from hard, crunchy, and sticky foods.