At Southard Family Dental, our dental team is committed to protecting the health of your teeth using preventive measures such as regular cleaning and restorative treatments such as fillings and crowns, but in some cases, tooth extraction is the only way to protect your other teeth from getting damaged. Our expert tooth extraction dentist in Tulsa, OK knows exactly how to efficiently extract your teeth and keep your beautiful smile intact! With advanced training in tooth exodontia, we have become one of the premier providers of teeth removal in Tulsa and surrounding communities.
As a precaution, the dentist will first take X-rays of the tooth or teeth in question, to help plan the procedure. After preparing a method of extraction, you will be given a local anesthetic that will prevent you from feeling pain during the procedure. Next, the dentist will use a tool called an elevator to lift the tooth and loosen ligaments and gum tissue around the base of the tooth. Finally, the dentist will use a pair of forceps, to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it breaks free of the ligaments holding it in the gum tissue. Occasionally, a stubborn tooth will resist the dentist’s soft tug, refusing to come out. In these and more complex cases, the tooth may need to be broken up into smaller pieces for removal. Once removed, we will pack gauze into the socket and have you place pressure on the area by biting down. If necessary, the dentist will place stitches to close the socket.
If tooth pain is affecting your quality of life, scheduling a consultation with our Tulsa dental team can help you determine your most appropriate form of treatment. To learn more about our tooth extraction services in Tulsa, contact our practice today and schedule your appointment.