Professional Dental Extraction in Irving

Tooth extractions, or the removal of the tooth at the socket, are utilized when a tooth is too severely infected or damaged for more conventional methods of dental repairs, such as a filling or root canal, and needs to be completely extracted from the mouth. Most people stress out when thinking about having to get a tooth extracted from their local dentist’s office.

Fortunately, with the recent advancements in modern medical procedures and technology, there are many options in making your extraction painless with a quick recovery. While no one looks forward to tooth extractions, our team at Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery works hard to ensure your time with us pleasant, positive, and successful based on your dental needs. Tooth extraction may be necessary—even lifesaving—for a variety of reasons, and for people of any age and background.

Here are a few of the reasons your NTFOS surgeon may recommend tooth extraction:

  • To remove an irreparably damaged tooth
  • To eliminate dental crowding
  • To speed or promote the success of orthodontic treatment
  • To relieve impaction, such as that caused by wisdom teeth encased in gum or bone tissue
  • To prepare your mouth for restorative treatments, such as dental implants

types of dental extractions

The two types of extractions that your oral surgeon will recommend to you based on your care needs are a simple extraction and surgical extraction. Simple extractions are when your oral surgeon will loosen the affected tooth with a tool known as an elevator. The tooth will then be removed with forceps by the surgeon. A surgical extraction is utilized when a tooth has broken at the gum or has not erupted at the mouth. The oral surgeon will then make an incision to remove the broken or impacted tooth.
We’ll work closely with your general or referring dentist to ensure a continuum of care that exceeds your expectations before, during, and after your procedure. Your extraction will be performed in our state-of-the-art surgical suite with our caring and professional team working together to provide an appropriate anesthesia method based on your individual needs – local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, IV sedation, or a combination – to eliminate discomfort and put you at ease.

Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery – Personal Service, Professional Excellence.

Call our Grapevine, Irving, or Keller office today to schedule an appointment with one of our board certified oral surgeons.