While most Plano dentists will do anything, they can to save a tooth, it is not always possible. Extractions at Prime Dental are sometimes the only treatment option available.
Teeth extractions in Plano are performed at Prime Dental for a variety of reasons. Impacted wisdom teeth, infection, injury, tooth decay and tooth removal for orthodontic treatment are all reasons for dental extraction. It is a common procedure, but the level of difficulty varies by case.
At Prime Dental we use two forms of dental extraction in Plano, simple and surgical.
A simple tooth removal in Plano is performed on erupted teeth that are visible in the mouth. No gum incision is required and no tooth sectioning. These extractions are usually performed under local anesthesia to remove a tooth that is injured, severely decayed or for orthodontic treatment. During a simple extraction, your Plano dentist will use forceps to grasp and loosen the tooth with a back and forth motion. This process will continue until the supporting structure is wide enough for the tooth to be pulled out.
Surgical removal is for teeth that have broken at the gum line or have not yet erupted, or teeth that cannot be taken out with a simple extraction. Your tooth extraction dentist will make an incision and pull back the gums to access the affected area. This allows for visibility of the tooth in need of extraction. Most surgical extractions are performed under local anesthesia, but for wisdom teeth removal, or other impactions, general anesthesia is often preferred.
Extensive decay or a broken tooth that can’t be saved are common reasons your tooth extraction dentist in Plano may recommend removal. But there are other reasons why teeth may be removed, including:
Regardless of the cause of tooth loss, at Prime Dental, dental removals are typically only performed as a last resort to preserve oral health.