About Tooth Extractions
Although the board-certified doctors of MINT dentistry focus on saving and preserving your teeth, you may still need a dental extraction. Simple extractions remove a tooth that has erupted from the gums. Simple extractions are generally performed for a decayed or damaged tooth that cannot be repaired. Surgical extractions remove one or more teeth that haven't erupted above the gumline. Extractions using the surgical technique are often performed to remove impacted teeth, like your wisdom teeth, that cannot fit comfortably in your bite. No matter the reason for a dental extraction, our team will provide excellent care. MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX offers several sedation methods, like oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide gas, to help keep you comfortable throughout the extraction process. Contact MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX to schedule a consultation and oral exam to help us decide if you need one or more teeth extracted.
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Best Candidates for Extractions
When a tooth or teeth have been damaged or broken, we will try to restore it with treatments like a filling or crown. However, if these treatments cannot successfully save the tooth, the tooth may need to be extracted. A dental extraction can also be performed to remove a tooth or teeth that do not have enough space to fit correctly in your smile. This is why most people need an extraction for their third molars, generally known as wisdom teeth, that begin to erupt from the gumline in the late teen years. At a certain point, baby teeth may need to be extracted if they have not fallen out naturally so the permanent teeth can erupt. Before you get an orthodontic treatment, like traditional metal braces or Invisalign®, an extraction may be needed to create space as your teeth move into alignment.
What to Expect with Extractions
Tooth extractions are completed in our state-of-the-art practice with anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Any additional sedation will depend on the complexity of your treatment plan and to help if you have dental fears or anxieties. Before the extraction begins, we will give you time to settle into a luxurious treatment chair in the procedure room. When you're prepped, your team will start the procedure. In a simple extraction, your dentist will use advanced tools and techniques to carefully remove the tooth or teeth. Surgical extractions will start when your dentist makes an incision through your gums to the tooth. In some cases, your dentist will break the tooth into several pieces to make it easier to remove. When the tooth or teeth are extracted, your dentist will finish by closing the incision.
Extractions Treatment Aftercare
Based on the type of sedation used for your dental extraction, you might need to ask a responsible adult to pick you up and take you home. Your dentist will give you aftercare instructions to speed your recovery. The instructions will be different depending on the technique used for your dental extraction; however, you may prefer to stick to a liquid or soft food diet for at least a few days. Inflammation is common after an extraction, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses. When appropriate, your dentist will prescribe antibiotics or pain medication. Along with any recommended appointments for check-ups, you should keep scheduling twice yearly professional cleanings at our office in Dallas, TX, so we can continue to monitor and improve your oral health.
The MINT Commitment
A dental extraction is generally covered partially if you have dental insurance, but coverage for sedation will vary. After your cosultation, our team will speak to your insurance provider to understand your coverage and then calculate your remaining bill. If you do not have insurance, we can explain how you can more easily afford your care with our MINT Discount Plan, low-interest medical financing, and taking many methods of payment. Talk to our team to get information on your different options.
Extractions Comprehensive Care
When your tooth is damaged or there's not enough room in your bite for another tooth, an extraction by a board-certified MINT dentistry professional can improve your oral health and smile. Schedule a consultation with an experienced dentist at our modern practice in Dallas, TX to get more information on dental extractions techniques (simple and surgical) to remove one or more teeth. We also offer sedation dentistry if you have dental fears or anxieties to help you remain relaxed and calm throughout your appointment.