Do you have tooth pain caused by an infection? Are your wisdom teeth coming in?
Dr. Samantha Leatherwood provides tooth extraction services to her patients in Denton, TX. Tooth extractions may seem like a frightening or painful process, but our friendly dental team makes sure that patients feel comfortable and relaxed for their extraction treatment.
At Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we utilize sedation dentistry for a painless procedure. Our sedation options include oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, or nitrous oxide. Tooth extractions are meant to take away the pain caused by infections or impacted teeth. Patients feel more comfortable with their smiles after they have healed from the extraction procedure.
Simple v. Surgical Extractions
Tooth extractions are general dental treatments that may be surgical or simple. Simple tooth extractions are performed on teeth that are visible from the gum line. These teeth are typically removed in one piece. If a tooth is not emerging correctly and is not visible from the gum line, a surgical extraction is needed. To extract the tooth, a small incision is made in the gums. Typically, the tooth is removed in fragments.
We provide implants and implant-secured solutions to restore teeth that are extracted due to an infection or abscess. Replacing missing teeth after extraction helps to prevent overcrowding and reinfection. Our implant restorations restore teeth at the root for a durable and long-lasting result.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Most people’s wisdom teeth, or third molars, emerge in their early 20s or even late teens. Wisdom teeth need to be extracted when they are impacted. Impacted teeth do not emerge properly and can cause problems like crooked and overcrowded teeth, tooth and gum pain, and swelling gums. Extracting an impacted wisdom tooth or teeth prevents further dental problems. However, not every patient with wisdom teeth will require extraction. We will take x-rays of your wisdom teeth to make sure that they are not going to become impacted.
Request a Dental Appointment
Treat infection and impaction with tooth extraction treatment at Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Call our office at 940.398.0181 or schedule a consultation with us on our website.