Tooth extraction means to have a tooth pulled. There are a number of reasons why Dr. Holbrook may recommend tooth extraction. Our dentist may decide to pull a tooth to prepare a patient’s mouth for orthodontics if they have a crowded mouth. This will allow their teeth to align properly. If there is no room for a new tooth to break through the gums, the tooth will become trapped between the gums and jawbone. To avoid infection, our dentist may extract it. If a tooth has decay that is too extensive to be treated by root canal therapy, our dentist may extract it to avoid the spread of infection. For patients who have a compromised immune system, even the risk of infection is reason enough for pull a tooth. Periodontal disease attacks the bones and gums that surround and support your teeth. If this disease has caused a tooth or teeth to loosen, our dentist may recommend the pulling of the tooth or teeth.

After extraction, our dentist will send you home to recover. Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for the next day or two. Take painkillers as prescribed by our dentist and follow all advice that they give to make the recovery time as comfortable as possible.

We welcome you to contact Randall Dental Associates in Lewisville today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.