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Tooth Extractions

Remove One Tooth, Save the Rest

Extracted tooth

A tooth extraction is always a last resort; when possible, we’ll recommend root canals and other treatments that will let you retain all of your natural teeth. If there’s a situation where we do need to remove one of your pearly whites, however, you can trust Dr. Maria Shahdad to make sure that the procedure goes as smoothly as possible. She can also help you prepare to have the empty space filled in so that your smile stays complete.

Why Choose DFW Absolute Dental for Tooth Extractions?

  • Sedation Dentistry Available for Nervous Patients
  • Experienced Dental Performs Extractions In-House
  • Flexible, Convenient Hours

Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Woman tooth pain

A tooth is normally extracted if it has been damaged beyond repair or if there’s no other way to protect your oral health and prevent further damage. Situations where a tooth needs to be removed may include:

  • A severe infection of the tooth that could eventually spread to other parts of your body.
  • Periodontitis (advanced gum disease) that has caused your teeth to loosen.
  • A wisdom tooth that has become impacted (meaning it can’t erupt properly) and could damage your other teeth.
  • Teeth that are too overcrowded for orthodontic treatment. (The extraction will make room for the teeth to move and realign.)
  • A badly injured tooth that can’t be repaired by a crown or another restorative procedure.

Different Types of Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction

There are two basic kinds of extractions: simple extractions where a visible tooth is removed (with local anesthesia being used to numb the area) and surgical extractions for impacted teeth that aren’t easily accessed.




Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth usually require a surgical extraction. We’ll usually need to make an incision in your gums so that we can get to the tooth. In some cases, we might need to break the tooth into pieces before we can remove it. Don’t worry; our advanced sedation options will help you stay calm and relaxed during this procedure.

Multiple Tooth Extractions

If you take a bad hit to the mouth or suffer from extensive decay, you might need multiple teeth removed at once. This might also be necessary in cases of overcrowding. We’ll help you through the extraction of each tooth and work with you to find a quality replacement, such as dentures or dental implants.

Post-Operative Care Following Tooth Extraction

Extracted tooth

After the extraction, we’ll give you instructions that will help facilitate an efficient healing process, such as:

  • Biting on a gauze pad to reduce any bleeding and form a clot at the extraction site
  • Resting for two days or longer
  • Using mild painkillers and ice pack to control discomfort and swelling
  • Limiting yourself to soft foods

Feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns about your recovery.