Having a tooth extracted can be a scary thought, and whenever we possibly can, West Fort Worth, TX dentists at White Settlement Family Dentistry will save your existing teeth and make it healthy again. But sometimes, the best solution for your oral health will be to remove a tooth and replace it with a dental implants or bridge. If you need to have your tooth removed, there is no need to sweat it! Your White Settlement dentists will make sure the procedure is comfortable and as pain-free as possible. Once the tooth is removed we will discuss the best tooth replacement options for you.
You’ve most likely heard the phrase “it’s as difficult as pulling teeth”, but in reality, it is usually a fairly common procedure. For example, a molar in the back of your mouth or an impacted wisdom tooth will be more difficult than a front tooth with a single root. Either way, you will be in experienced and gentle hands! We ensure you are properly relaxed and feeling comfortable during the entire process.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
We get asked about wisdom teeth a lot. “Why do we have to remove them?” and “what’s the purpose of wisdom teeth anyways if we recommend having them removed?” These questions are both valid! The thing is, we can only speculate as to why our mouths have wisdom teeth, but we do know why they should be removed! If you have a full set of wisdom teeth and allow them to grow, there are a number of potential problems they can cause.
Wisdom teeth frequently come in at random angles and push your other straight teeth out of alignment or cause them damage. An impacted wisdom tooth is one that doesn’t grow all the way through the gums and can cause a painful infection. Sometimes jawbone cysts, or even bone loss can occur. All of the potential issues can be eradicated by simply removing the unnecessary wisdom teeth before they any chance to cause problems.
It’s best for your White Settlement dentist to monitor the growth of wisdom teeth and remove them as soon as they are ready. It’s true that some people are lucky and never have problems with their wisdom teeth, but most dentists agree that it’s better to play it safe and prevent any potential issues from occurring in the first place!