Tooth Extractions – El Reno, OK
While no one likes the thought of having a tooth removed (especially our dentists), extractions are often the best way to protect someone’s oral health after they’ve suffered from severe decay or trauma. Leaving an unsalvageable tooth in place can easily allow a localized problem to spread and affect the rest of the mouth. Our team understands that tooth extractions in El Reno, OK can cause a lot of patients to feel anxious, which is why we offer multiple sedation dentistry options to make it as comfortable as possible. With us, tooth extractions are nothing to stress about, and we can help a patient quickly fill the gap using one of our custom-made, high-quality replacement options.
Why Choose El Reno Family Dentistry for Tooth Extractions?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Multiple Sedation Options That Guarantee Comfort
- Experienced Team That Uses the Latest Technology
Common Reasons for
- Decay: While cavities can often be repaired with crowns or fillings, if decay has already damaged most of a tooth’s enamel, and the infection is threatening to harm the nearby teeth, the best approach is to simply remove it.
- Trauma: A large crack or chip can sometimes make the remaining enamel so weak that a tooth can’t be trusted to support a restoration, in which case we’ll recommend an extraction.
- Orthodontics: Crowded teeth need room to shift, and removing a tooth is sometimes necessary to create the space.
- Dentures: Before fitting a patient for a denture, we’ll extract any failing teeth first.
If a tooth has fully erupted, we can perform what is called a simple extraction, in which the tooth is numbed and gently rocked back and forth until it slips out easily. This approach, combined with minor sedation, causes many patients to not even realized the procedure is over until we tell them!
Or, if a tooth is still below the gum line, we can perform a surgical extraction, which involves making an incision in the gums and removing a small amount of bone so we can access the tooth. This is most often needed for the wisdom teeth.