At Canyon Creek Dentistry, our primary goal is to help all of our patients suffering from tooth decay or damage keep their natural teeth. There are different stages of decay, and we encourage you to receive help and treatment as soon as possible to prevent it from reaching unrepairable levels. For all Temple, Texas, residents experiencing or having experienced severe decay to the point where the natural tooth is beyond repair, we offer tooth extractions.
When hearing even the phrase tooth extraction, it is ordinary and reasonable for patients to be nervous and scared. We create a comfortable environment where patients can feel calm and confident while receiving treatment in our office. Below we have explained a little more about the extraction process, and some are common reasons or signs that an extraction is needed.
If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, you may need a tooth extraction. In most cases, Dr. Prajapati can safely remove the affected tooth without the need for major surgery.
We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.
Reasons For A Tooth Extraction
- Advanced periodontal disease that has loosened the tooth roots
- Extra teeth or baby teeth that impede adult teeth
- Preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment
- Removing a fractured or malformed tooth
- Severe tooth decay which cannot be remedied with root canal therapy
- Teeth have become overcrowded, and removal is necessary to obtain a straighter smile
- A patient has experienced trauma to the mouth or teeth, leaving teeth broken or cracked
How Is A Tooth Extracted?
As a precaution, Dr. Prajapati will first take X-rays of your teeth to help plan the procedure. After preparing an extraction method, we will give you a local anesthetic to prevent you from feeling pain during the process. With this type of sedation, you will still be awake, but the area around the tooth will be numb. Patients may feel some pressure.
Next, Dr. Prajapati will use an elevator to lift the tooth and loosen ligaments and gum tissue around the base of the tooth. Finally, we will use a pair of forceps to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it breaks free of the ligaments holding it in the gum tissue. Occasionally, a stubborn tooth will resist the soft tug and refuse to come out.
In these and more complex cases, we may need to break the tooth up into smaller pieces for removal.