Tooth Extractions – Sachse, TX

Keeping Your Smile Safe by Removing Damaged Teeth

At Wiese Dental in Sachse, we prioritize your overall dental well-being and make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. Sometimes, though, it’s in your best interests to remove a tooth that is too damaged to be repaired so it doesn’t endanger the rest of your smile. We know many patients experience anxiety around this procedure, so we offer sedation options to keep you calm and comfortable the entire time. Continue reading below to learn more about what to expect from your tooth extraction, or feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation or request additional information.

Why Choose Wiese Dental for Tooth Extractions?

  • Sedation Options to Alleviate Anxiety
  • Skilled Dentist with 40+ Years of Experience
  • Insurance Accepted & CareCredit Financing Available

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions are Necessary

Man showing extracted tooth and holding hand to swollen jaw

Rest assured, Dr. Wiese will try conservative options to save your teeth before recommending tooth extraction. In some instances, however, your tooth is too far gone to be saved and puts others at risk. An extraction might be necessary if:

  • There’s irreparable damage or extensive decay to your tooth.
  • It has developed an infection that could jeopardize the neighboring teeth.
  • Gum disease has advanced and resulted in jawbone corrosion.
  • A baby tooth didn’t fall out on its own.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

CGI illustration of a tooth being extracted with forceps

First, Dr. Wiese and our team will examine your mouth and take images and X-rays as needed. We’ll identify the issue and the potential treatment options. If your tooth can’t be saved, we’ll propose an extraction.

Then, there are two potential methods of removing it. In some instances, like if a primary tooth never fell out, we will apply a local anesthetic and then gradually loosen the tooth until it can be gently pulled out of the socket.

In more complex cases, surgical extraction is required to remove gum or bone tissue to access the tooth and remove it safely. In some instances, your tooth will need to be divided into sections and detached a bit at a time. Either way, your extraction and recovery will be carefully mapped out and discussed with you in advance.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Dentist showing removed tooth to patient

A tooth extraction is a surgical procedure like any other, so it’s important to follow Dr. Weise’s instructions for a smooth recovery. You can expect to:

  • Elevate your head while sleeping at night over the next few days.
  • Avoid chewing with the extracted tooth.
  • Stick with a diet of soft foods like soup, yogurt, or scrambled eggs.
  • Prevent dry socket, a painful condition, by avoiding alcohol, hot foods or drinks, sucking through a straw, or brushing the surgical site for the first 24 hours.
  • Manage discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen or Tylenol.

It’s normal to experience some swelling and bleeding immediately after your procedure, but it should clear up in a few days. If you have a toothache or bleeding that lasts more than a week, please reach out so we can ensure you’re healing properly.