Tooth Extraction Dentist in Rockwall, Texas.
Need a friendly dentist? Genuine Dentistry is the perfect place to get quality dental care. Dr. Brian Schweers and his team provide personalized attention and excellent service in a comfortable atmosphere. We offer comprehensive services such as routine cleanings, fillings and crowns, braces, tooth extractions, and more in Rockwall, Texas.
If you’re looking for exceptional care by compassionate professionals that use the latest technology, you will find it in Genuine Dentistry! You can trust us with your oral health needs and feel confident you’ll receive outstanding customer service from start to finish!
The Best Options for Your Dental Health
Dr. Schweers makes every effort to conserve and maintain your natural teeth. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, we offer numerous quality restorative dentistry solutions that can help. For example, we can replace a tooth with a dental implant or shelter a tooth that needs added strength and durability with a dental crown.
There are instances in which we may need to extract a tooth or teeth to ensure our oral health. A simple extraction removes a tooth that is visible over the gums, and we typically do it for a tooth that is decayed or damaged beyond repair. Whatever the reason for needing tooth extractions at Genuine Dentistry, we guarantee that our team will treat you with care and compassion.
Severe Decay: A severely decayed tooth may no longer be functional. It may need more strength and stability for your natural teeth to enable you to chew your food correctly, and it may require too much treatment for cosmetic dentistry solutions to be practical.
Crowding: If there is not enough space in the mouth for all your adult teeth to fit, tooth extraction may be necessary to create more room.
Infection or Abscess: If tooth decay has moved into the tooth’s pulp and root, it can cause an infection. In some cases, we can perform a root canal treatment to eliminate the infection and save the tooth. However, other issues may require tooth removal.
Advanced Gum Disease: The progressive stages of gum disease can cause tooth loss. If the gums have become severely damaged, tooth extraction may be necessary to ensure the patient’s optimal gum health.
Fractured Teeth or Roots: Damage to the tooth that is too severe can cause tooth extraction to be necessary. It may also be an option if the tooth’s root has been damaged.
Impacted Teeth: If one or more of the tooth’s roots have not fully erupted, we may need to perform a tooth extraction. For instance, wisdom teeth wholly or partially stuck in the jawbone may need to be removed.
Dr. Schweers may suggest an extraction after careful examination and treatment. We use x-rays to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone before extracting the tooth. We will administer a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure and may prescribe medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction.
Recovering from a tooth extraction is both important and easy. After we remove the tooth, you should expect discomfort that can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications, such as Advil or Tylenol. You may also experience some bleeding up to 24 hours after the procedure. To ensure good healing and reduce your risk of developing an infection, following our recovery instructions carefully is essential. These instructions typically include keeping the extraction site clean and free from pressure or trauma, drinking plenty of fluids and eating soft foods for several days following the procedure, and avoiding smoking or drinking alcohol. You should return to normal in just a few days with good care.
Dr. Brian Schweers can help you evaluate your best options for excellent dental health. At Genuine Dentistry in Rockwall, TX, we take great pleasure in helping our patients obtain their most beautiful smiles. If you think you need a tooth extraction, call us at 972-635-5336.