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Tooth Extractions – Cleveland, TX

The First Step Toward Your New Smile

For many patients, before they can replace their teeth and recover their bite, they need to have any failing teeth removed first. Thankfully, Dr. Guillory is able to handle this part of the smile rehabilitation process. Combining his experience with the latest sedation dentistry methods, he makes the procedure extremely comfortable and also ensures a patient heals quickly so they can receive their new teeth as soon as possible. If you have one or more problem teeth that need to go, give us a call today to learn how we can get you on the road to your renewed smile after tooth extractions in Cleveland, TX.

Why Choose New U Dentures and Implants for Tooth Extractions?

Simple Tooth Extractions

Patient receiving a simple tooth extraction

A simple extraction is the most common kind, in which Dr. Guillory removes a tooth that has fully erupted into the mouth. After numbing the tooth and the immediate area around it, he uses a pair of dental forceps to gently rock it back and forth until it slips out on its own. Between this technique and his expert touch, most patients don’t even know the procedure is over until Dr. Guillory tells them!

Surgical Tooth Extractions

Metal clasp holding a tooth after a surgical extraction

Surgical extractions are recommended for teeth that are still partially trapped within the gum line and jawbone. Once the patient is numb, a small incision is placed in the gums, and then any bone tissue still encompassing the tooth is cleared away. This gives us access to the tooth itself, which may be removed in pieces so we can minimize the size of the incision and make the procedure more conservative (which shortens recovery time).

Full-Mouth Tooth Extractions

Patient holding cheek in pain before full mouth tooth extraction

For more extensive extraction cases, Dr. Guillory may recommend completing the procedure in stages, such as just doing one row of teeth at a time. While a patient is healing, they will be fitted with a temporary denture so they walk out of the appointment with a full set of teeth. Sedation will be used to make sure the patient is comfortable at all times.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

Smiling woman preparing for a tooth extraction

The tooth extraction process isn’t so frightening with Dr. Guillory and the rest of our dental team by your side. Not only will every effort be made to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but we’ll also take the time to answer your questions so that you don’t have any doubts about the process or what will happen afterwards. Below are some common questions that many patients bring up when told that they need a tooth extraction; let us know if the answers you’re looking for aren’t listed below.

Will the Extraction Hurt?

Modern tooth extraction techniques and technologies are geared towards making the extraction process as pain-free as possible. A local anesthetic is used to numb the mouth. If you’re anxious, you can also receive sedation. Some discomfort and swelling is natural after an extraction; be sure to apply a cold compress to the area periodically to keep it under control. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers if you need to. Usually the pain is very mild and only lasts for a few days; call us right away if it grows worse or persists longer than it should.

How Long Will It Take to Get Dentures or Implants After an Extraction?

You’ll receive your new teeth after your mouth has sufficiently healed. For dentures, it usually takes six to eight weeks before you’re ready for the final restoration. This isn’t always the case, though, as some patients can receive new teeth in just a couple of months; it depends on the extent of the extractions needed and how quickly your mouth heals. As for dental implants, the surgery is typically performed at least 10 weeks after tooth extraction, although again it depends on your body’s unique healing capabilities.

Do All My Teeth Need to Be Pulled for Dentures?

If you are getting full dentures, then yes, any remaining teeth will have to be removed. But this isn’t necessarily the case if there are only a few gaps in the mouth that can be filled with a partial denture. As such, while tooth extraction is typically a necessary step for full dentures, it might not be needed at all if you’re getting partial dentures. Before moving forward with any procedure, we need to determine which type of restoration best serves your mouth’s unique needs.

When is a Surgical Extraction Required?

Surgical tooth extractions are performed when there’s an issue with the tooth that prevents us from removing it with a simple extraction process. Such issues include:

  • Teeth that have broken off beneath the gum line, making hard to access.
  • Teeth that are particularly fragile or cracked.
  • Teeth with long or curved roots that make them hard to pull out.
  • Teeth that have become impacted underneath the gum or bone tissue.

If surgical procedures are required to remove your teeth, we’ll let you know ahead of time what you need to do to prepare for the treatment.

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