Tooth Extractions – Richardson, TX

Removing Teeth as Comfortably as Possible

At Richland Dental in Richardson, Drs. Siddharth and Mansi Talsania strive to help patients keep their natural teeth for as long as possible. Ideally, your teeth should last a lifetime! Unfortunately, however, there are some circumstances that necessitate tooth extractions. If you ever find yourself in such a situation, you can rely on us to remove your teeth as comfortably as possible. We will also make sure you understand your options for tooth replacement.

Why Choose Richland Dental for Tooth Extractions? 

Gentle & Compassionate Treatment

Easy Payment Options

State-of-the-Art Tooth Replacement

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

The most common reasons for tooth extractions are:

  • Infection. In some cases, we must remove a tooth in order to prevent an infection from spreading into nearby tissues.
  • Tooth decay. If the decay is severe enough that it cannot be repaired with a filling, crown, or other restorative treatment, tooth removal may be necessary.
  • Crowding. In some cases, we must remove teeth in order to make room for orthodontic treatment or dentures.
  • Advanced gum disease. Severe gum disease can compromise the tissues supporting the teeth.
  • A baby tooth has overstayed its welcome. We may remove such a tooth to make space for incoming adult teeth.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

The tooth extraction process is usually pretty straightforward. First, we will numb your mouth, so you can expect to feel little to nothing while our team is working. Once you are comfortable, we will use an instrument called an elevator to lift the tooth out of its socket. Then, we will grip the tooth with forceps and gently wiggle it in order to break the connective tissues holding it in place. Once the tooth is out, we will clean out its socket and place some gauze to control bleeding.

Before or after your extraction appointment, we may take some time to talk to you about your replacement options. We may recommend that you receive a bridge, dental implant, or denture to reduce your risk of future oral health problems.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Here are some tips that can facilitate a smooth recovery after your extraction:

  • Take any medications, such as antibiotics or pain relievers, as directed by our team.
  • After the first 24 hours, start gently rinsing your mouth with warm salt water to reduce swelling and inflammation.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not drink through a straw.
  • Do not eat any hard, crunchy, or tough foods. Instead, consume a soft diet.
  • Keep your head propped up on pillows when you sleep.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Attend all recommended follow-up appointments with our team.

Most patients are back to feeling normal within a week or two of their extraction procedure.

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