Dental Extraction (Tooth Extraction) – Fort Worth, TX

Removal of Failing Teeth with Extraction Explained - Video Transcript

Hello, I’m Dr. Fred Loe of North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I am a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and have obtained a dental degree.

When you have a tooth that has been broken or damaged by decay, it can sometimes be fixed with a filling, root canal, or a crown. But sometimes, there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired and it must be removed. You may need to have a tooth extracted if you have tooth decay, advanced gum disease, a broken tooth that can’t be repaired, infection, or misalignment of your teeth. Before removing your tooth, we will perform a thorough clinical examination as well as an X-ray evaluation of your jaws and teeth.

We will develop the best and most efficient method for extracting the tooth, taking into consideration the tooth’s relationship to other structures in the mouth such as the sinuses, nerves, and adjacent teeth. We will also discuss options for replacing missing teeth, including bone grafting and the placement of dental implants, which can often be placed at the same time the tooth is removed. We work hard to ensure that all of your surgical needs are met to maintain your oral health and restore your smile.

For all of your oral surgery needs, please visit us at North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We perform general tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement, and bone grafting procedures, as well as facial trauma surgery and many other facial reconstructive procedures. We service all of Tarrant, Wise, and Parker Counties and look forward to caring for you at our state-of-the-art oral surgery facility. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call our office. Thank you.

What is a tooth extraction?

When you have a tooth that has been broken or damaged by decay, it can sometimes be fixed with a filling, root canal, or a crown. Occasionally, there is too much damage for one of these procedures, and you must have your tooth removed.

Some of the common reasons for tooth removal include:


  • Tooth decay or damage enters the center of tooth containing nerves and blood vessels and become incurable through Root Canal Therapy or antibiotics
  • Increased risk for infection because your immune system has been compromised, usually caused by chemotherapy or organ transplants


  • Baby teeth not falling out in time for adult teeth to grow in
  • Extra teeth preventing your normal teeth from growing properly
  • Preparation of the mouth for orthodontia

Tooth Loosening

  • An infection or the tissues & bone surrounding the teeth, also known as periodontal disease, may loosen adult teeth

Prior to scheduling your procedure, your doctor will perform a complete oral exam and take an X-ray of the area in which the tooth must be removed. Your doctor will form a plan for tooth removal taking into consideration your age, the presence of gum disease, and your tooth’s relationship with other areas of your mouth, such as your sinuses, nerves, and other teeth. Most tooth extractions can be completed during a single surgical visit.

Where can I have a tooth removed near Fort Worth?

At North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgical staff maintains a state-of-the-art oral surgical facility where patients can have a tooth or multiple teeth removed in a safe and comfortable environment. Dr. Fred Loe proudly serves all of Tarrant, Parker, and Wise counties including Fort Worth, Trophy Club, North Richland Hills, Saginaw, Watauga, Grapevine, Decatur, Keller, Lake Worth, Boyd, and more.

For pre-operative instructions for your Dental extraction procedure, click here.

For post-operative instructions for your Dental extraction procedure, click here.

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