If you have a tooth that’s broken or damaged by decay, it can often be fixed with a filling, root canal, or crown.
Occasionally, there is too much damage for one of these procedures, and you must have the tooth extracted. Or, you may need many teeth removed in preparation for dentures or implants.
Reasons for Removing Teeth
It’s always best to save your teeth whenever possible. But under the following circumstances, it may be necessary to remove them:
- Broken teeth that cannot be repaired with a crown
- Severe infection that can’t be treated by antibiotics or a root canal
- Baby teeth that haven’t fallen out so adult teeth can grow
- Extra teeth that prevent normal teeth from growing in properly
- In preparation for orthodontic treatment
- Preprosthetic surgery for dentures or implants
What to Expect
Prior to scheduling your procedure, Dr. Green will perform a complete oral exam and take x-rays.
After the exam, he will prepare your treatment plan, taking into consideration your age and health, the presence of infection, and the effect the extraction may have on other areas, such as your sinuses, nerves, and other teeth.
Dr. Green will also discuss dental anesthesia options with you during your consultation. For your comfort, he offers removal of multiple teeth and preprosthetic surgery under general anesthesia.
Single tooth extractions can be completed during a single surgical visit. If you need multiple teeth removed, it may take several visits to complete your treatment plan.
The Cost of Tooth Extraction
We understand our patients want professional service without going broke. We’re proud to offer quality, safe, dental extraction services at an affordable rate.
You’ll receive an estimate with your treatment plan. Feel free to discuss financial options with Jodi, our office manager.
For your convenience, we accept CareCredit and most dental insurance.
No long waiting lists for new patients! To schedule a consultation appointment, call (817) 237-7557.
We will discuss pre- and post-operative instructions for your specific procedure during your consultation. You may also download instructions from our website.