What Are Surgical Tooth Extractions?
As dedicated dental practitioners, the team at PURE Oral Surgery in Dallas, TX strives to save natural teeth for our patients whenever possible. Under certain circumstances, however, removing a tooth is the ideal form of care. Our experienced oral surgeons routinely perform surgical tooth extractions for impacted teeth (embedded in the gums or jawbone), wisdom teeth, and problematic teeth that are otherwise difficult to access or remove from the jaw. Surgical extractions may be recommended for teens and adults to help reduce the risk of crowding, increase comfort, remove badly decayed or nonrestorable teeth, or to prevent other dental concerns. If you or your teen have troublesome wisdom teeth or other conditions that require a surgical extraction, schedule a visit at one of our PURE Oral Surgery centers located throughout the DFW area to learn about your treatment options.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
The last set of molars, which tend to emerge between the ages of 17 – 21, are called wisdom teeth. Positioned in the back of each arch, wisdom teeth (or third molars) commonly lack the necessary space to completely erupt, are often difficult to keep free of debris, and can require removal to maintain general dental health. Wisdom teeth could be impacted, misaligned, or unable to fully emerge, resulting in several dental issues, including discomfort, tooth decay, gum disease, and damage to neighboring teeth. Our seasoned Dallas, TX oral surgeons routinely provide wisdom teeth extractions for teens and adults with great consideration for their comfort and care.
Surgical Extractions Reviews
"Dr. Carmichael and his staff were super nice! I went in there pretty nervous for my wisdom teeth removal and their energy was great. It made me less nervous."- H.M. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
"Dr Carmichael is great. Straight forward to the point and gives you options. Did great with my wisdom teeth extraction. Quick and painless recovery. His staff is also great! Thanks for everything yall!"- J.S. / Google / Oct 06, 2021
"Just wanted to say a big big big thank you to the whole team who worked on me today. From walking in and getting checked in to getting taken back and prepped for my wisdom teeth removal. Dr. S you are beyond amazing. So thankful to be in your wonderful hands. Your staff is incredible as well. I hope I don't have to see you soon but in the event I do...I know I'm in good hands. Just so everyone reading this understands I have a massive fear of the dentist from a bad childhood experience and I have panic attacks these guys had me laughing and not worried at all."- C.H. / Google / Jan 25, 2022
"Great Experience, Dr Carmichael was excellent had my wisdom teeth extraction done in no time. And the staff was so sweet and helpful throughout the process Love Mint Forever!!"- A.F. / Google / Feb 18, 2022
"Dr Carmichael is great. Straight forward to the point and gives you options. Did great with my wisdom teeth extraction. Quick and painless recovery. His staff is also great! Thanks for everything yall!"- J.S. / Google / Oct 19, 2021
Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Adults and younger patients who need to have teeth surgically removed are often referred to PURE Oral Surgery for care. Teeth that require removal and have abnormally shaped or curved roots, are difficult to remove, or are firmly anchored in the jaw may require a surgical extraction technique. Some of the more common reasons leading to the need for surgical tooth extractions include:
- Fully or partially impacted wisdom teeth
- Malpositioned teeth
- Severely decayed or irreparable teeth
- Fractured tooth roots
- Infected or abscessed teeth
- Teeth broken at or below the gumline
- Tumors or cysts around teeth
- Overcrowding of the teeth
- Pre-orthodontic treatment
- Advanced bone loss (due to periodontal disease)
- Preparation for dental implant placement
The Surgical Tooth Extraction Process
PURE Oral Surgery performs general and wisdom tooth extractions in our modern practice under local anesthesia. We may also provide oral-conscious or IV sedation to help you feel more relaxed during your visit. Surgical tooth removal involves making small incisions in the gums so that our surgeons can access the teeth. In some cases, we may need to section a tooth and remove it in smaller pieces to preserve surrounding gum and bone structures. If multiple tooth extractions are needed, such as in the case of wisdom teeth removal, you may elect to have them all taken out during a single visit. Sutures may then be provided to protect the extraction areas and encourage the healing process.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Patients who receive oral or IV sedation for their extractions will need to be accompanied by a reliable adult who can take them home safely. During the initial days following the extraction, it's essential to avoid spitting, drinking using a straw, hot or cold foods and drinks, and the use of tobacco and e-cigs. These activities could potentially disturb the clot in the treatment area and result in a condition called "dry socket." It's common to have swelling and discomfort following tooth extractions, which can be alleviated with prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers and cool compresses applied to the cheeks. Our team will give you tips on caring for your mouth and may schedule a follow-up visit to assess your extraction sites as they heal.
pure's Commitment to You
Oral surgery services, like tooth extractions, are often fully or partially covered by most dental insurance plans. However, oral-conscious or IV sedation may not be an insurance benefit. Our billing staff will review your individual policy and talk with you about any out-of-pocket expenses before the day of your treatment. PURE Oral Surgery strives to make treatment affordable for patients and accepts a variety of convenient payment methods. Talk with our team to inquire about your payment options.
Preserve Your Oral Health and Smile
PURE Oral Surgery is pleased to offer surgical extractions and wisdom teeth removal to safeguard the health of your family's smiles. Our oral surgeons routinely perform this procedure to remove impacted teeth, nonrestorable teeth, and teeth that are placing a patient's oral health at risk. Learn about surgical tooth extraction cost, or additional information by scheduling your consultation at one of our Dallas, TX oral surgery practices.