Gentle Procedures to Remove Severely Compromised Teeth
In cases of severe dental damage, Dr. Dooley may recommend a tooth extraction. He always tries to save damaged teeth whenever possible. However, if your tooth cannot be repaired, he will perform precise, minimal discomfort extraction. He can also provide a lifelike dental restoration.
What Is Tooth Extraction?
If you require a tooth extraction, Dr. Dooley will numb your tooth and gum tissue, so you should feel very little throughout the process. However, if you are nervous about your treatment, we can also provide IV sedation, oral conscious sedation, or nitrous oxide. These medications will keep you calm and relaxed during the procedure. Dr. Dooley will use very gentle methods to remove your tooth with minimal impact to your surrounding tissues. Following your extraction, he will carefully close up your gum tissue and provide thorough instructions to minimize sensitivity during your recovery.
Do You Need an Extraction?
In many cases, root canal therapy or a dental crown can treat structural damage or a dental infection. However, in some cases, extraction may be the best option. For example, if you have a compromised immune system and cannot tolerate root canal therapy, an extraction may be right for you. Dr. Dooley may also recommend removal if you have a loose tooth due to periodontal disease or some other factor.
The Benefits of Extraction
Though extraction is typically a last resort, the treatment can have tremendous benefits for your oral health. By removing an infected tooth, Dr. Dooley can prevent the bacteria from affecting your overall dental and oral-systemic health. Additionally, when he removes a severely compromised tooth, he can make room for a new restoration that will improve your smile and dental function. We offer a wide range of dental prosthetics and will choose one that looks natural and meets your health needs.
Find Out if Extraction Is Necessary
To save your smile, Dr. Dooley will do everything possible to restore your tooth. However, if tooth extraction is necessary, then you shouldn’t hesitate. To schedule an appointment, call Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-495-8100. We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.