Tooth Extractions in Dallas
Minimally invasive extractions using advanced technology
Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia will always try to save a tooth when they can, but there are cases when an extraction is necessary, such as when a tooth is too deteriorated to justify attempting to preserve it or when a tooth needs to be removed in preparation for a dental implant, an implant-supported bridge, or an implant-supported denture.
Minimally invasive and non-traumatic tooth removal
In traditional tooth extraction, the tooth is tilted and rotated in the socket to dislodge it from the ligaments attaching it to the bone. It is then pulled. This method can cause damage to the gum and bone tissue around the tooth and leads to further bone loss. It also causes swelling and healing time can be lengthy.
Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur use an advanced tooth extraction procedure that gently removes the tooth atraumatically and without the usual tilting and rotating motions which can damage the surrounding gum and bone. Every step of the procedure is minimally invasive for less discomfort and faster healing.
Blankets, pillows and sedation for added ease
We provide warm blankets and pillows for your added comfort in the chair. If you need further help to relax, we have oral sedation and IV sedation options. You can request sedation and the doctor will determine the option that best suits your needs.
Gentle injections for a painless procedure
Before the doctor starts the extraction, he numbs the area surrounding your tooth. He numbs the point of injection with a topical anesthetic to reduce the initial sensation. The anesthetic is warmed to body temperature so there is no unpleasant feeling from the anesthetic being cold. The injection is then slowly and steadily administered so the numbing is gentle.
Preparation for a dental implant
After a tooth is extracted, the socket is empty. To rebuild tissue in the socket hole left by the extraction and to prevent further bone loss, the doctor fills the empty socket with bone grafting material to regenerate new bone in the empty space. This procedure is known as “socket preservation.”
The regenerated bone preserves the height of the gumline between the teeth and provides a solid foundation for a dental implant. Dental Implants can often be placed at the same time as the socket graft. The regenerated bone will fuse with the implant post and the implant will be stably anchored.