There’s nothing more important to us than helping you protect and maintain your natural teeth. It’s precisely why we consider tooth removal to be a last resort, not a first option. With that said, there are some instances where teeth may need to be removed if the rest of your smile becomes at risk. At Westlake Hills Dental Arts, we remain fully dedicated to providing you with tooth removal services that are safe and effective at protecting your oral health.
We do not perform tooth extractions often, but there are actually many reasons why one may need to be completed. We will likely perform one if:
A tooth extraction is a generally straightforward procedure. When the tooth is easily visible, we’ll begin by applying local anesthetic to the treatment area (as well as providing sedation if requested) to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. Then, we gently rock the tooth back and forth so it can be carefully removed. We’ll then ask you to bite down onto a gauze pad to help a clot form in the extraction site.