Tooth Extractions – Grand Prairie, TX

Removing Compromised Teeth to Restore Your Oral Health

Young woman smiling outdoors after tooth extractions in Grand Prairie

Our goal at The Grand Prairie Dentist is to preserve your natural pearly whites at all costs. However, in cases where a tooth is damaged beyond repair, we can perform tooth extractions in Grand Prairie to prevent problems like decay or infections from spreading and wreaking havoc on your surrounding teeth. Dr. Deepti Namineni can easily remove the affected tooth, and our team can work with you to replace it with a dental implant crown, bridge, or denture to restore your smile. 

Why Choose The Grand Prairie Dentist for Tooth Extractions?

  • Dentist with Over a Decade of Experience
  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
  • We Treat Dental Patients of All Ages

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Closeup of woman experience toothache

We don’t recommend tooth extractions lightly. However, some instances in which we’ll likely suggest this treatment include:

  • A tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair, like an infection that has spread to the roots of a tooth and can no longer be addressed with root canal treatment.
  • Gum disease has led to the supportive bone and gum structures deteriorating, causing loose teeth.
  • A tooth is impacted below the gumline and is at risk of becoming infected.
  • Crowded teeth make it to where there isn’t enough room in the mouth to undergo orthodontic treatment.
  • An accident has caused a tooth to become cracked.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Dental forceps holding an extracted tooth

If we determine that we need to remove your tooth – whether it’s at your routine checkup or an emergency appointment – you can rest assured that we will go above and beyond to make the treatment process as smooth and comfortable as possible. After explaining what to expect and answering any questions you have, we will thoroughly numb the area of your mouth surrounding the tooth so you don’t feel any discomfort. Then, we will carefully rock it loose with dental forceps. Once it’s ready to come out, we will remove it and tend to the extraction site.

Important note: If the tooth that needs to be removed is trapped underneath the gumline, then we will take a slightly different approach by creating a small incision in your gums first.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Smiling woman relaxing on couch at home

Getting plenty of rest following your procedure is extremely important. To avoid complications like dry sockets and infections, we recommend:

  • Not exercising, spitting, or drinking through a straw
  • Taking OTC pain medication as directed on the label
  • Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Eating soft, nutrient-dense foods, like oatmeal
  • Keeping your mouth clean
  • Changing your gauze as needed

If you want to learn more about tooth extractions – from what to expect during the procedure to how to heal comfortably – don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so we can provide further information!