Tooth Extractions – Grapevine, TX

Do You Need to Have a Tooth Removed?

When your tooth is damaged or in pain, you will naturally want to find a way to treat it without losing it altogether. Dr. Daaboul and the rest of our team want the same thing, which is why we will always take the time to explore treatments that could help restore the health of your tooth. But sometimes, saving the tooth may not be possible, and in those situations, you will need a dental expert you can trust to handle the extraction process. Give us a call if you’re suffering from a severe dental issue that you think might require a tooth extraction in Grapevine.

Why Choose Daaboul Family, Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry for Tooth Extractions?

  • Highly Experienced Dentist
  • Wisdom Tooth Extractions Available
  • Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement Options

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Woman holding her cheek in pain needing tooth extraction in Grapevine

If a tooth is damaged, it can typically be repaired with a dental crown or filling. However, sometimes an injured tooth may be weakened to the point where it can’t support any kind of restoration anymore, leaving tooth extraction as the only viable option. Similarly, a severely infected tooth may need to be removed if there are no longer any other viable ways to treat it.

There are other situations where a tooth extraction might be recommended. For example, it may be a necessary step before getting dentures. Regardless of why the procedure is needed, our team will always take the time to make sure that you completely understand the situation.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Illustrated model of dental forceps extracting a tooth

Many teeth – namely those that have already fully erupted – can be removed with a simple extraction process. After numbing your mouth, our team will use specialized instruments to loosen the tooth until it can be removed.

If a tooth is impacted or is damaged to the point where it is no longer visible above the gumline, it might have to be removed surgically. In addition to opening the gums, it may also be necessary to divide the tooth into a number of sections that can be taken out of the mouth one at a time.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Young brunette woman smiling in dental chair

When you’re getting ready to have a tooth removed, you need to make sure that you’re prepared for the recovery process. This will typically involve:

  • Making sure your head stays raised at all times, including when you go to bed.
  • Eating only soft or liquid foods.
  • Using ibuprofen or another kind of over-the-counter medication to reduce discomfort.
  • Taking steps to avoid dry socket. (This means not spitting or doing anything else that could dislodge the blood clot at the socket where the tooth used to be.)