Extracting Teeth that Threaten Your Smile
Our goal in providing high-quality, personalized dental care is to help all of our patients enjoy the benefits of a healthy, beautiful, and natural smile for life. While that usually means preserving your natural tooth structure by repairing it when necessary, some teeth experience issues that cannot be resolved, making them threats to your long-term oral health. For instance, in some dental emergencies, a tooth may become severely damaged or partially forced out of its socket. In others, a tooth may become too infected to save, or the root may become cracked and fractured. When saving the tooth isn’t an option, your dentist can often recommend tooth extraction to remove the threat and restore your good oral health.
Surgical and Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Most cases of tooth extraction are simple procedures, which can be performed by grasping the tooth with a specialized dental tool and gently removing the tooth from its socket. The procedure can often be performed quickly and with minimal discomfort, and if you prefer, you may opt for dental sedation to make it even more comfortable. In some cases, though, surgical extraction may be necessary, such as with impacted wisdom teeth (third molars) that do not fully erupt from the gum line. Surgical tooth extraction involves carefully accessing the tooth structure underneath the gums and within the jawbone to remove it without damaging your nearby oral tissues. Dental sedation is more often recommended for surgical extraction to minimize discomfort and allow for faster treatment.
Ask Your Dentist About Tooth Extraction
Sometimes, preserving your smile and preventing more serious dental issues requires extracting a tooth before it can cause more harm to your oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Munilla Dental today at (817) 379-1200. Located in Southlake, TX, we also proudly serve patients who live Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, West Lake, Trophy Club, and North Richland Hills.