Getting a tooth pulled is unpleasant, but sometimes an extraction is necessary to prevent further complications. For safe and careful extractions, count on the experienced team at Doctor Mansour's Dental Office in Arlington, Texas. Doctor Mansour, DDS, PA, and the team are here for you when you're in need of tooth extraction. Schedule a consultation online or call the office today.
Even though permanent teeth are made to last your lifetime, it doesn't always happen. For example, you could need a tooth extracted because it's too seriously broken to keep. Illness, decay, and trauma can all lead to needing a tooth pulled.
Other reasons for extractions include:
There are simple extractions and surgical extractions. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible in your mouth.
In a simple extraction, a highly experienced dentist at Doctor Mansour's Dental Office will loosen the tooth with an instrument called an elevator and gently remove it with dental forceps.
A surgical extraction can be more invasive. The tooth may not have fully grown into the mouth, as is typical with wisdom teeth, or it may be broken off at the gum line.
In these situations, the dentist makes a small incision into the gum to access and remove the tooth. It may be necessary to remove some of the bone around your tooth as well so it can be thoroughly extracted.
Your dentist gives you an injection (a local anesthetic) to numb your mouth before a simple extraction or surgical extraction, so you shouldn't feel any pain.
If multiple teeth are being extracted at the same appointment, as is routine with wisdom teeth extraction, your dentist may give you a general anesthetic so you don’t feel pain and you sleep through the entire procedure.
It depends on your individual situation and how many teeth you had extracted, but the initial healing period typically takes one to two weeks.
New bone and gum tissue grow in the spaces where your teeth used to be. It's possible you could have trouble chewing or experience other pain and discomfort as you recover, based on the invasiveness of your dental procedure.
Because everyone's circumstances are different, we recommend you contact Doctor Mansour's Dental Office and book a consultation to find out about your options plus any necessary post-procedure treatments such as crowns or dental implants.
Contact Doctor Mansour's Dental Office by phone or make an appointment online using the booking tool.