Tooth extractions are performed for numerous reasons, such as when a tooth is damaged beyond repair or is decaying. Our natural teeth allow us to bite, chew, and keep a strong mouth and jawbone structure. For this reason, Dr. Ron Katyal and our entire Dallas dental team are committed to doing everything we can to restore, save, and repair your natural teeth. In some cases, this means extracting the damaged tooth. We believe in offering our patients honest, straightforward dental services they can count on at an affordable price. With over 22 years of experience in both cosmetic and family dentistry, Dr. Katyal has seen it all and has a deep understanding of the various dental procedures.
Tooth extractions are incredibly common and are performed at our Dallas dental clinic on a regular basis. Dr. Katyal will do everything in his power to ensure you understand his recommendation – such as a tooth extraction – and then proceed accordingly. As a family dentist, we believe in honest pricing and treat every patient as if they were our own family member. We understand that going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, which is why we will do everything we can to make your experience a comfortable one. Dr. Katyal focuses on building and maintaining relationships with his patients and will go above and beyond to ensure all needs are met and any questions are answered.
Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
There are a wide range of reasons why you may need a tooth extraction here at Premier Smiles. In some cases, teeth must be extracted because they are severely decayed, while others are suffering from advanced periodontal diseases or have been broken or chipped. Teeth may also need to be extracted if they are poorly positioned in the mouth or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. Here is a more detailed look at some of the most common reasons a tooth may need to be extracted:
- Severe tooth decay
- Extra teeth blocking other teeth from coming in
- Severe periodontal (gum) disease
- To prepare for orthodontic treatment
- If teeth are beyond repair or restoration
- Fractured teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
In the majority of cases, a tooth extraction is a straightforward procedure that is performed relatively quickly. A local anesthetic may be used to numb the area and ensure patient comfort. If you have any questions about the tooth extraction process or would like to understand more about anesthesia, please do not hesitate to contact Premier Smiles. Our entire Dallas staff is here to answer your questions and is committed to doing our best to make your comfortable and ensure you understand Dr. Katyal’s diagnosis.
What to Expect
Thanks in large part to advancements in dental technology, extractions are quite simple and painless. We now have more options when it comes to restoring and saving the teeth, as well as extracting them. It is completely normal to experience some minimal bleeding, however, this is something Dr. Katyal will discuss with you in the days leading up to the extraction. Following the tooth extraction, you may be required to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes in order to encourage the blood to clot and the bleeding to stop. Once the blood clot forms, it is important that it is left undisturbed. This may mean that you avoid brushing next to the extraction, smoking, drinking alcohol, sucking on straws, or even rinsing your mouth vigorously. We also advise you to limit intense exercise for the next 24 hours, as this will increase blood pressure and can lead to more bleeding.
If you have any questions about our Dallas tooth extraction services, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Katyal or another Premier Smiles staff member. We are here to answer all your questions and make sure your experience is a positive one.