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Tooth Extractions – Plano, TX

A Necessary Step for
Protecting Your Oral Health

 

When your tooth has been damaged or is suffering from decay, a tooth extraction will never be Dr. Kung’s first choice; he’ll do everything he can to help you save the tooth if possible. If all else fails, though, he’ll carefully plan the tooth extraction process so that it’s as straightforward and anxiety-free for you as possible. If you think you might need tooth extractions in Plano, TX soon or have questions about having teeth replaced, call Vitality Dental today.

Why Choose Vitality Dental for Tooth Extractions?

  • Comfortable
    Dental Boutique
  • We Can Place
    Implants In-House
  • We Help You Confront
    Your Dental Fears

Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Woman sharing healthy smile after tooth extraction

  • The tooth is badly infected, and the damage is so severe that root canal therapy isn’t enough to salvage it.
  • The tooth has been badly broken in a way that prevents us from restoring it. (For example, we cannot place a crown on a tooth that has broken off below the gum line.)
  • You need an orthodontic treatment, but your teeth are too crowded together for the necessary adjustments to take place.
  • You have a wisdom tooth that cannot erupt safely.

How Tooth Extractions Work

Metal clasp holding extracted tooth

A tooth extraction might be performed one of two different ways. A simple extraction is done if the tooth has fully erupted and is visible in your mouth; all we need to do is loosen it with an instrument called an elevator before removing it. Surgical extractions are usually reserved for teeth that are impacted (trapped under the gums). Gum tissue (and possibly some bone) is removed, and the tooth might be divided into sections so that we can safely extract it.