You probably thought you were finished losing teeth around the age of 12, but sometimes teeth just have to be pulled — even well into adulthood. Trauma, decay or some other damaging effect can all cause teeth to require extractions, and when that happens to you, it can seem really traumatizing. Fortunately, Dr. Chilcoat has years of experience in tooth extraction, guaranteeing you the comfortable, easy process you want… and deserve. Keep reading to learn more.
Reasons You Might Need a Tooth Extraction in Dallas, TX
A tooth extraction in adulthood might be required due to a number of reasons, including, but not limited to the following.
- Wisdom teeth removal to prevent tooth misalignment, infection or oral pain.
- Gum disease can cause teeth in the infected gum to become loose. When that happens, the tooth often needs be pulled.
- Pulling teeth can help to make room for a tooth that’s become trapped beneath the gum and cannot erupt.
- Extraction can help prepare the teeth for orthodontic treatment.
- If a tooth is so severely decayed that root canal therapy will not save it, it must be extracted to prevent infection.
- When the immune system is compromised as a result of chemotherapy or a serious health condition, it may be best for teeth that are at risk of infection to be pulled. This prevents more serious medical problems later on.
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What To Expect With a Dallas Tooth Extraction
When it’s time for your tooth extraction, you can feel comforted knowing Dr. Chilcoat always has your best interest in mind. He’ll administer a local anaesthetic to ensure you feel no pain at the treatment site. Nitrous oxide is also available if any jitters remain.
Once anaesthesia has taken effect, the procedure can begin. Here’s what you can expect.
First, Dr. Chilcoat will remove the tooth. If it’s an impacted tooth (see number three above), he will have to cut the gums in order to extract to tooth.
Once the tooth has been removed in a single or multiple pieces, Dr. Chilcoat will pack the socket, or the hole that’s left by the missing tooth, with gauze, and stitches when necessary.
Post-care instructions include managing pain with an over-the-counter medication and ice pack as necessary. In most cases, pain and swelling should subside after a few days.
Dr. Chilcoat Is the Dallas Extraction Dentist to Trust
If you’re ready to have one or more teeth extracted in Dallas, don’t wait to schedule your appointment with the doctor our city trusts. Dr. Chilcoat and his team work hard to ensure our neighbors can enjoy healthy smiles for a lifetime. Call the office on Preston Road today!