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Tooth Extractions – McKinney, TX

Make Way for a Healthier, Stronger Smile

Metal clasp holding an extracted toothWe always strive to preserve our patients’ natural teeth if possible. However, sometimes tooth extractions from our McKinney, TX dentist are necessary in order to protect an individual’s oral health and relieve their pain. If you require a tooth extraction in McKinney, you can rest assured that we will handle your procedure with gentleness and compassion. We’ll also able to help you prepare to fill in the gaps so your smile can get back to 100 percent.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth in need of extraction

Many people’s mouths simply do not have enough room to accommodate their third molars. These teeth may become stuck in the jawbone, increase your risk of oral infection and tooth decay, or even push your other teeth out of alignment. If it appears that your they may pose a threat to your oral health, we’ll recommend wisdom tooth extraction in McKinney. Some patients choose to have these teeth removed as a purely precautionary measure with the goal of preventing future problems.

The extraction process may require us to create incisions in your gums or even to break the wisdom teeth into pieces in order to remove them. However, thanks to our advanced sedation options, you should be relaxed throughout the procedure.

Multiple Tooth Extractions

Two extracted teeth

Due to genetics, trauma, or extensive decay, some patients require the removal of multiple teeth at the same time. If that is true in your case, we’ll explain your extraction procedure to you and help you look ahead to the time when you can get those missing teeth replaced. You may be a candidate for dental implants or traditional dentures.

Multiple tooth extractions may also be necessary if your teeth are severely misaligned or overcrowded. The extractions make room for your orthodontic treatment so your smile can get on its way to reaching its full potential.

Extraction Site Preservation

Smiling dental patient after tooth extractions

We often recommend dental implants as the best way to replace missing teeth. However, the bone deterioration that occurs after an extraction may affect your jaw’s ability to support an implant. We may be able to prevent such an issue through extraction site preservation. This means that we fortify the bone around the missing teeth with a grafting material so the jaw remains strong enough and thick enough to accommodate your future tooth replacement.

Post-Operative Care

Smiling male dental patient receiving postoperative dental care

Following your extraction, we’ll give you detailed instructions on how to care for the site so you can heal as efficiently as possible. We may recommend that you:

  • Bite gently but firmly on a gauze pad to reduce bleeding and help a clot form at the extraction site.
  • Take a couple of days (or longer) to rest.
  • Eat soft foods, and avoid chewing on the side of the mouth that had the extractions.
  • Take mild painkillers.
  • Use ice to mitigate swelling.
  • Do not drink from a straw for at least 24 hours.
  • Stick to your good oral hygiene habits, but do not brush the extraction site.
  • Call us if you have any questions or concerns about how to care for the extraction site.