Tooth Extractions – Murphy, TX
Safe and Effective Emergency Extractions
Did you recently experience sudden oral trauma and now have a broken tooth? Has decay reached the inner area of your tooth, making it unbearable to chew your favorite foods? While Dr. Jacquie Nguyen and Dr. Masoud Najari do everything they can to save teeth, there are instances where it’s better to have the tooth extracted. Regardless, you can rest knowing that our office will provide dedicated emergency care with comfort in mind. After your treatment, we’ll go over your tooth replacement options and provide a professional recommendation. Call our office to get your dental issues treated today!
Why You May Need a Tooth Extracted
Tooth extractions are often the last resort when it comes to treatment. However, there are many instances where extracting a tooth is a better option than trying to save it. If our office confirms that a filling, crown or root canal treatment isn’t enough to save your tooth, we’ll recommend an extraction. The most common scenarios in which an extraction occurs include:
- Significant decay breaking down the tooth
- Extensive gum disease
- Severely cracked or broken teeth
- To make room for orthodontic treatment
- Severe oral infection
- Nearby teeth becoming damaged
The Tooth Extraction Process
After a thorough examination and confirmation that no other treatments can effectively save your tooth, we’ll begin planning your treatment. Before extraction, we’ll administer a local anesthetic to remove any potential discomfort during your treatment. Once your tooth and surrounding gum tissue have been sufficiently numbed, we can begin the extraction process.
Extractions fall into one of two categories: simple and surgical. Simple extractions are performed when the tooth is easily visible. Surgical extractions are less common and performed when the tooth is underneath gum tissue or neighboring teeth. In this case, a simple incision will be made in order to better access the tooth.
Once we have clear view of the tooth, we’ll use a dental elevator to gently rock the tooth back and forth. This detaches the tooth from the periodontal ligament holding it in place. Once loosened, we’ll use a pair of dental forceps to grab and remove the tooth from your jaw.
Emergency Care and Tooth Replacement Available
Whether you’re in need of repair or extraction, you can expect our office to put your comfort and your future needs first. We do our best to get your appointment scheduled the same day it occurs, including on Saturdays. In the event that you’re too anxious or fearful of dental visits, we provide sedation dentistry to make your treatment easier.
After your extraction, our office is more than happy to go over your tooth replacement options. While dental bridges can fill the gap in your smile, we often recommend dental implants to patients because of their longevity and durability. Our dentists will help you determine the best option that suits your needs.