Stay Comfortable During Tooth Removal in Dallas, TX

Tooth removal isn’t on anyone’s list of favorite dental procedures. Unlike cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry treatments, an extraction isn’t always planned well in advance. However, you will feel better afterward, as extraction is often used to remove teeth that are causing pain or to prepare for a smile improvement.

Doctor Cary Shatto on Tooth Removals and Extractions Read Transcript

At our office, your tooth extraction procedure:

  • Will be performed Dr. Cary Shatto, who has more than 25 years of experience
  • Will take place in a completely private operatory
  • Will be as pain-free as possible with local anesthesia, and the addition of dental sedation if you need it

Unlike some general dentists, Dr. Shatto is comfortable performing most tooth extraction procedures, including wisdom teeth removal. To find out more about tooth removal or other oral surgery procedures, call American Family Dental at 214-340-4965.

Get a Socket Preservation Procedure

Dr. Shatto may recommend a socket preservation procedure following the removal of your tooth. This involves introducing material to spur bone growth into the socket that once contained your tooth. It helps prevent the bone loss that occurs after a tooth is removed.

There are several reasons for doing so:

  • To prevent a dry socket, a painful condition that can occur if the blood clot protecting your extraction site comes loose
  • To help maintain the natural appearance of your gums and jaw
  • To maintain healthy bone strength for future tooth replacements like dental implants

We’ll Extract a Tooth Only When Needed

We do everything we can to preserve natural teeth, using procedures like root canals and dental restorations like crowns. Sometimes, however, for the sake of your overall oral health, an extraction is best.

Some common reasons:

  • Wisdom teeth that are impacted or causing other problems
  • Gums so damaged by disease that teeth have loosened
  • Infection so advanced that it can’t be resolved with a root canal
  • A tooth so damaged it can’t be repaired with a restoration like a crown
  • To make room for dentures or other tooth replacements
  • To create space for teeth to move during orthodontic treatment

No matter why you need a tooth removal, you’re in good hands for the procedure at American Family Dental. Call 214-340-4965 for an appointment.

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