Cost Effective Tooth Extractions in Lakewood-Dallas

Safe, Painless Tooth Removal to Maintain Oral Health

Tooth loss is something we work hard to help patients avoid at Lakewood Dental Group in Dallas. However, when it’s necessary, we will remove one or more teeth to preserve overall oral health and function. We also provide a range of tooth replacement options to repair your smile’s full form and function. If you want to learn more about tooth removal or any of the other dental treatments we provide at Lakewood Dental Group, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Dallas to schedule a consultation today. We look forward to working with you to achieve and maintain your healthiest smile.

When is Tooth Removal Necessary?

Woman smiling outdoors We will always do our utmost to help you keep healthy, natural teeth in place. We may need to recommend tooth extraction in a number of situations, including:

  • Severe tooth decay or damage
  • Preparation for orthodontic services or denture placement
  • Impacted teeth, unable to erupt, may also be removed
  • Wisdom teeth, third molars, are often extracted due to crowding and impaction

What Happens After Tooth Removal?

If you need to have your extracted tooth or teeth replaced, we may begin the restoration process immediately after removal. Otherwise, we will walk you through your at-home care as you recover following the procedure. Every situation is different, and you’ll receive postoperative care instructions individual to your unique needs. However, some basics to keep in mind include the following:

  • Keep the extraction site clean. Use gauze to absorb blood and exchange the gauze frequently as it becomes saturated.
  • Use an ice pack or cold compress for the first two days after treatment to relieve pain, slow blood flow, and help with swelling.
  • You should stick to a liquid-only diet immediately following your tooth extraction. After the first two days, you can start eating soft, easy to digest foods. Introduce more difficult to chew foods as you feel comfortable.
  • Brush and floss teeth daily but do your utmost to avoid irritating the surgical site. We may provide you an antimicrobial rinse to keep the surgical site clean.
  • Take pain relievers, antibiotics, and other medications as directed following treatment.
  • Call our team if you notice pain increasing in the week following treatment, bleeding doesn’t stop, or you notice any other concerns.