Tooth Extractions and Emergency Services in Lakewood-Dallas

Making Tooth Extractions Comfortable and Pain-Free

Dr. Patel and Dr. Sigurdson have a primary goal for their patients, and that is to help them achieve and maintain optimum oral health so they can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Sometimes, maintaining optimum oral health means that a tooth needs to be removed. While a tooth extraction may feel overwhelming, your team at Lakewood Dental Group has the skills and expertise to make the experience comfortable and stress-free.

When Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

There are a few circumstances when a tooth extractions is recommended such as:

  • A tooth that is decayed or fractured beyond what root canal therapy can preserve. If decay has reached the nerve of your tooth, the infection can become severe necessitating a tooth extraction and causing a lot of pain or discomfort.
  • In cases of advanced gum disease. Periodontitis is the final stage of gum disease, which can result in discomfort and tooth loss in severe cases.
  • Wisdom teeth, or third molars are typically removed for various reasons like lack of space to accommodate them, they are too far back to clean properly, or they are impacted or stuck underneath the gum line.
  • Orthodontic treatment. For patients who struggle with teeth that are crowded or overlap, tooth extractions may make orthodontic treatment more effective and efficient.

Tooth extractions are not a procedure we take lightly. Dr. Patel or Dr. Sigurdson will always discuss all of your treatment options with you and only recommend a tooth extraction when it is completely necessary.

Is the Procedure Painful?

Your comfort is our top priority, and our dentists will use anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your procedure. Most patients are surprised at how smooth the process of removing a tooth can be.

Replacing Missing Teeth

Our team is also here to support you throughout your recovery process. We will send you home with detailed instructions on how to make your recovery comfortable, and we’re here to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.

When you lose a tooth, in order to protect your oral health it is important to think about replacing it unless it’s a wisdom tooth, or for orthodontic treatment.

The loss of a tooth can affect the health of your jawbone and cause deterioration that can impact neighboring teeth and even your facial structure. If your tooth is not replaced, surrounding teeth will also begin to shift and tilt, causing bite misalignment.

Our dentists are happy to discuss tooth replacement options with you such as a dental bridge or implant. We are proud to offer comprehensive implant dentistry at Lakewood Dental Group and can guide you through the process from start to finish without the need for referrals to outside specialists.

Give our office a call today to learn more about how we can help with tooth extractions in the Lakewood-Dallas area.