Sometimes Smiles Need A Tooth Extraction

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When a tooth needs to be removed, this could be due to oral health issues that would otherwise threaten your oral health and cause major complications. Our team could recommend one for a number of different reasons. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about the process of gently extracting teeth to protect your oral health.

When We Prescribe A Tooth Extraction

Our team could recommend a tooth extraction if a tooth is simply too damaged to be repaired with a crown, or if decay or infection is too severe to be treated with a filling or crown. Leaving them in place could increase the risk of tooth loss and the spread of infection. We could take out teeth loosened by gum disease, or to make room for orthodontic treatment too. The procedure could be used to improve bite balance and chewing function too! We could take out teeth to make room for a full set of dentures, or even to prevent the impaction of wisdom teeth.

The Tooth Removal Process

We will begin by taking detailed digital images, so we can pinpoint the position of the tooth in question and plan the extraction to avoid complications with nerve tissues, blood vessels, or sinus cavities. Our team will administer a local numbing agent, and also discuss the right sedation option to help you enter a calm and relaxed state. Once you’re comfy, we will gently remove the tooth with a pair of forceps and then suture the area closed. We will provide aftercare instructions to ensure the area heals without complication, and we can remove sutures in a follow up visit. Most people return to normal activities after only a day or two of rest.

Dental Prosthetics

While some teeth don’t need replacement, losing others to extraction could leave behind a gap in your smile, one that can increase the risk of complications like misalignment. Our team can help with a dental prosthetic. A dental bridge can replace one to three teeth in a row, and material can address complicated cases of tooth loss. Our team could also secure these replacement teeth with dental implants, so they look and function like natural teeth, and last for decades to come with proper care and attention.

If you have any questions about how we treat missing teeth or about the extraction process, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence again!


Our team can help prevent major oral health concerns with a tooth extraction. If you’re ready to undergo oral surgery, then contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.