At Walnut Hill Dental Associates, tooth extraction is never our first choice for treatment. However, Dr. Mitra Bolouri will expertly extract your tooth when it’s the only option available. Sometimes, removing a tooth is the only way we can keep your smile healthy and safe, which is why we offer comfortable tooth extractions in Lake Highlands. If you’re in need of tooth extraction of any kind, Dr. Bolouri is ready to provide quality care with a gentle touch. Read on to learn more about tooth extractions and why they’re necessary.
While we try our best to avoid tooth extraction, it is sometimes necessary to protect your oral and overall health. You may need a tooth extraction in the following situations:
Your wisdom teeth or third molars grow in much later than the rest of your teeth, which can cause problems like crowding, misalignment, impacted teeth, and other issues. Wisdom teeth will typically need to be removed between the ages of 17 and 25.
Dr. Bolouri performs tooth extractions by either pulling or surgically removing your tooth. Pulling your tooth, the easier of the two methods can only be done if your tooth has fully emerged from the gumline. Dr. Bolouri will make sure you’re numb and comfortable before gently shifting your tooth back and forth until it comes out. If your tooth needs to be surgically removed, she will make small incisions in your gum tissue to expose more of your tooth.
After your extraction, Dr. Bolouri will give you specific instructions on what you should do to make sure your mouth heals properly. While each mouth is different, we typically recommend these aftercare tips:
Do you have a tooth that may need extraction? Contact our dental office today to keep your smile healthy and pain-free.