While our teeth are meant to last for life, that isn’t always possible, depending on various factors that might affect the smile. Concerns such as impacted wisdom teeth, teeth that have had large cavities, or teeth affected by trauma can raise a concern for the possibility of permanently removing adult teeth. Whether you need wisdom tooth removal or require extraction due to a mouth injury, the team at Thompson Dental in McKinney, TX, can assist. Our professionals have experience in providing both surgical and straightforward tooth extraction at our state-of-the-art dental facility.
What types of extraction are available?
There are two primary methods of extraction provided by dentists. They include:
- Simple tooth extraction – a simple tooth extraction is removing a permanent tooth that has erupted through the gum line. Using specialized instruments, the dentist can easily remove a tooth from the jawbone in minutes. The tools can only be used if a tooth is accessible above the gums, as the dentist will need to hold the tooth and work it out from the root through the bone.
- Surgical tooth extraction – if a tooth is underneath the gum line, it will require surgical tooth extraction with Dr. Ryan Thompson. A surgical extraction is considered if there is no access to the tooth above the gum line to allow for simple extraction. Though more invasive, it is a standard procedure done by cutting into the gums to access the tooth, remove it, and stitch the soft tissues. Healing from a surgical tooth extraction takes longer and is done with proper anesthetics and sedation for optimum comfort.
In need of dental extractions?
Dr. Ryan Thompson can help. Call (972) 366-7743 to request an appointment at Thompson Dental, located at 1550 South Custer Road, Suite #100. Our facility is available to help with simple and surgical tooth extraction for wisdom tooth removal, orthodontic preparation, or removing teeth severely damaged from trauma or large cavities. We welcome new and established patients to call our office and determine if they could benefit from permanent extraction of one or more teeth in the smile.