Preserving the health of your smile is always our priority, and we do all we can to ensure this can be done through treatments that save your natural teeth. However, there are certain instances where maintaining or reestablishing proper oral health includes tooth extractions.
While Dr. Rebecca Bork will do everything she can to save your teeth, there are instances that necessitate tooth extractions, and we will work with you to explain your oral condition and why we would recommend a tooth extraction to preserve your smile. With years of experience serving patients throughout the area, Dr. Bork and our team have the skills and knowledge to safely and conveniently perform tooth extractions, helping you achieve your best smile possible.
It is natural to feel apprehensive about your tooth extraction procedure. But having your tooth pulled is a relatively simple and routine procedure that we can complete in-office in just one appointment. We typically will use local anesthetics to ensure that you feel little to no discomfort during your procedure. During your tooth extraction in Allen, TX, you will only feel a slight, mild sensation of pressure as the tooth is being extracted. If one or more of your teeth have any of the following problems, you may require tooth extractions:
Teeth that are beyond saving with crowns and bridges may need to be removed.
Teeth that cannot be saved by a root canal may need to be extracted to prevent infection from spreading or to remove a weakened tooth.
Those affected by severe gum disease run the risk of their teeth failing. When this occurs, these loose, infected teeth will need to be extracted to help the mouth heal.
Patients wanting to straighten teeth may need to remove improperly positioned teeth to make room for alignment with Invisalign®.
Dental implants require teeth are extracted first before they can be replaced. Problem teeth will be removed and replaced with single, multi or full arch dental implants.
Teeth that are severely crowded together may require extraction to allow for proper repositioning within a smaller jaw.
Many options exist to replace missing or extracted teeth, but the only permanent solution is dental implants. Unlike dental bridges or partial dentures, dental implants replace the entire tooth’s structure, including the root. The implant post surgically placed into the jaw bone takes on the characteristics of a tooth root, stimulating the jaw and providing a base for a custom dental crown. Once restored by Dr. Bork, dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, help stabilize neighboring teeth, and allow you to eat, speak, and smile without tooth pain!