When a tooth cannot be saved, it becomes necessary to take the tooth out to help avoid possible infection, and to make room in the mouth to replace the tooth.
When a tooth is extracted, the area is numbed with local anesthesia as it would be for other procedures such as a crown or a filling. Once you are numb, we use special instruments to carefully remove the tooth and any remaining roots. In order to minimize bleeding and to maximize your comfort, we may decide to place a suture (stitch); and if we do place a sutute, we normally place one that will dissolved by itself so you don’t have to come back to have stitches removed
Yes and no. We do offer sedation for our patients who prefer it, and for our patients who are anxious about treatment. There are a number of types of sedation – including Nitrous Oxide and IV Sedation. Each patients needs are different, and if you are interested in sedation, we will discuss it with you prior to your treatment. You can read about sedation to learn more
We will perform surgical extractions when indicated, and we will treat many third-molar extractions.
Once a tooth is extracted it’s often best to replace the tooth in order to give you back good chewing ability and of course, esthetics. There are a number of tooth-replacement options available, and we will discuss these choices with you depending upon which are appropriate for your specific treatment plan. Some of these options include:
It depends. There are many dentists and surgeons who recommend that a bone graft be placed every time a tooth is extracted. The reason is that preserving bone after an extraction can give patients more options in the future — as more bone can help with the success of dental implant placement and with the ability to keep a denture stable in your mouth. A bone graft is not required, and depending upon our treatment plan, we will review whether or not a bone graft will of benefit to you.Get in Touch
My wife and I had our first cleanings with Dallas Dental today and were extremely pleased with the consideration of Dr. McMiller, staff and Niki, who did our cleanings. No discomfort whatsoever and we both have sensitive spots in our mouths. Best cleanings ever. Very caring office.
I've never liked going to the dentist, the idea of needles in my mouth frightened me. My visit today was absolutely amazing, my hygienist (Nikki) made me feel at ease. When the Doctor came in to numb me, I didn't really feel a thing. I will continue to go there and I'm making my daughter an appointment as well.
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They were able to get me in on a same day appointment and called to check up a few hours later. I highly recommend using this dentist office. It will not be a dreaded experience.
I do not do well with people dealing with my mouth. I have never met a group so sensitive to my comfort while still doing an amazing job. No, most of the things that must be done at a dental office are not going to be fun, but this group makes it so much easier. I will recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much.