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Tooth Extractions – Lakewood, Dallas, TX

Say Goodbye to Painful, Problematic Teeth

At Dental Center of Lakewood, we do everything we can to help you keep and enjoy your natural pearly whites for life. However, in some situations, it’s important for your oral health and overall wellbeing that a tooth is removed. We only recommend tooth extractions in Lakewood when a damaged or decayed tooth cannot be saved or poses a threat to the rest of your smile. In these instances, we can help you say goodbye to painful, problematic teeth with a tooth extraction. To learn more, read on or give us a call!

Dental tools holding tooth after tooth extraction in Lakewood

Why Choose Dental Center of Lakewood For Tooth Extractions?

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Woman with toothache in Lakewood needs a tooth extraction in Lakewood

Many times, we can use treatments like dental crowns and root canal therapy to save any remaining healthy tooth structure and prevent the need for extraction. However, it’s better for your long-term health and wellbeing if we remove a tooth because of:

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Lakewood dentist preparing for a tooth extraction

If the tooth that needs to be removed has fully emerged from the gums, we can perform a nonsurgical extraction. First, we’ll numb the area completely with our reliable anesthetics and grasp the tooth with a specially designed pair of forceps. The tooth is gently rocked back and forth until it naturally comes away from the tissues holding it in place. For teeth that have not fully erupted from the gums, we’ll need to perform a surgical tooth extraction. Simply put, we’ll need to make a small incision in your gums to reach and remove the lower parts of your tooth.

So, which type of extraction will you need? The only way to know for sure is to come visit us for a consultation. One of our talented dentists will perform a visual inspection and take X-rays to determine the best way to remove your problematic tooth.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Dental products for tooth extraction in Lakewood aftercare

Before you leave our office after your extraction, we’ll give you a printed list of aftercare instructions to help the healing process go smoothly. We’ll give you more specific guidance on how to handle your unique case, but in general, we recommend:

If your discomfort doesn’t seem to be getting better a few days after your extraction or the extraction site is swollen, sensitive, and red, give us a call right away so we can help!

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