Not only can tooth extraction be painless, but this common procedure is also an efficient, affordable, healthy, and straightforward alternative to holding on to teeth that are badly damaged, don’t have enough room in your mouth, or put you at risk of serious complications down the road. While Frisco Elm Dental partners with you to retain natural teeth whenever possible, removing a tooth may be the best option to restore or maintain oral health and general wellbeing. You’re in good hands with Dr. Vidya Suri’s gentle technologies and advanced skills, but she’ll also provide information on tooth extraction care in Little Elm, TX. Combined with top-notch care before and during treatment, following these instructions aids in speedy healing and minimizes risks.
Generally, procedures fall into two categories:
A simple extraction may be done on a tooth that’s visible. Before the tooth is extracted, Dr. Suri numbs the area, so you don’t feel anything. She uses tools to loosen the tooth for easy removal. Surgery may be necessary for teeth that aren’t seen in your mouth – maybe they’re trapped by other teeth and can’t erupt in a healthy manner. Depending on your needs, a stronger anesthetic may be used for utmost comfort. The tooth is accessed through small incisions. Special instruments are then used to grasp, gently loosen, and remove the tooth.
There are several reasons Frisco Elm Dental may recommend painless and quick extraction rather than keeping a tooth:
A tooth may also be seriously fractured as the result of severe decay or following a fall or other accident. In these cases, trying to rebuild existing natural tooth structure threatens the long-term integrity of the tooth. Starting with a completely new tooth, such as a dental bridge or implant-supported crown, would be the preferred option.
Frisco Elm Dental distinguishes its approach to extractions in several ways, including:
Typically, a blood clot forms in the socket where the tooth used to be. This clot plays a vital role in healthy healing, so it’s important to avoid any habits or actions that may cause the clot to break loose and expose bone.
Dr. Suri will go over instructions on care with you. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call (214) 705-7100.
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.