Tooth Extraction: What To Expect

womanwonderingheadbandIs there something seriously wrong with your tooth? Perhaps root canal treatment has failed and we have suggested a tooth extraction to protect your mouth. Maybe your tooth became severely damaged recently and a crown is simply no match for the remains of your tooth tissue. Whatever the underlying issue, we are aware that this may not be your first choice. In addition, patients often feel a bit nervous about extractions due to the simple fact that do not know what to expect from the treatment or what will happen once it is complete. In addition to reassuring you that the removal of a highly problematic tooth is in your best interest, we would also like to set your mind at ease with the following information:

Establishing Comfort

Before we do anything, we will ensure you feel comfortable for your tooth extraction. In addition to providing comfortable surroundings, we will numb your tooth and the nearby oral tissues. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients who feel they may need additional numbing or for patients who feel uneasy about treatment. We offer nitrous oxide (commonly called laughing gas) for an extraction. You will inhale the sedative through a comfortable mask worn over your nose and mouth for almost immediate relaxation.

Gentle Tooth Removal

To remove your tooth, we will begin by gently loosening it. You see, your tooth is solidly in place as it is connected to your jawbone and a variety of connective tissues. Once loose, we will carefully remove it with special dental forceps. We will then treat the area to address minor bleeding and you will return home with aftercare instructions in hand.

Tooth Replacement Planning

Worried about the open space in your smile? Don’t be. We will discuss your options to replace your tooth with you, so a care plan is already underway once we have begun your tooth extraction. You may choose from a variety of dental prosthetics, such as a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant.

ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX DENTIST:

Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.