As a professional prosthodontist, Dr. Kar understands how important it is to have a healthy, beautiful set of teeth. When a damaged tooth, a pained wisdom tooth, or extra baby teeth get in the way, it can be a major deterrent to your overall oral health. If you ever need to have a tooth removed, Advanced Dental Care of Allen is here to restore your beautiful smile!
When a tooth is too damaged to be restored by a filling or dental crown, then it may need to be extracted. Other reasons might include oral overcrowding, baby teeth that don't fall out on time, or wisdom teeth that are causing significant pain.
Depending on the severity of your situation, Advanced Dental Care of Allen may recommend one of two options:
To determine which procedure is best for you, we may take X-rays to get a clearer picture of your dental situation. As always, Advanced Dental Care of Allen is completely focused on delivering professional, quality care that will exceed your expectations.
Our experienced team provides you with the expert care you need to have a truly healthy smile. We believe in treating each patient with the utmost respect.
Don't let the pain of a damaged tooth or overcrowded smile get in the way of your comfort any longer – contact Advanced Dental Care of Allen in Allen today!
Wisdom teeth extraction is a routine oral surgery procedure, and it is generally performed in our office. We understand that having teeth extracted will never be a particularly enjoyable experience for patients in need. Thankfully, Dr. Kar puts his patient’s comfort at the forefront and provides several options for sedation, including Oral Conscious Sedation, Nitrous Oxide Sedation, and IV Sedation.
Sedation dentistry is often used to help keep you relaxed and free from anxiety while receiving your dental treatment. While many prefer to be sedated, patients may opt for only local anesthesia. Dr. Kar will thoroughly educate you on your options for anesthesia.
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Getting a tooth extracted can be an intimidating prospect. Dr. Kar and our team understand that, so we have compiled the following list of FAQs to help you be a well-informed patient. When you understand more about the tooth extraction procedure and what to expect from it, you can head into your procedure with confidence. If you have any questions that aren’t addressed here, you are welcome to contact us directly.
The cost of a tooth extraction in Allen depends on whether it is a simple or surgical exaction. The type of sedation used and insurance coverage can also affect your financial obligation. Our team will be sure to give you a cost estimate before you commit to any type of treatment. We’ll also be glad to file insurance claims on your behalf.
The soft tissue at the site of an extraction heals fairly quickly. With a simple extraction, your mouth may be feeling normal within a few days. For a surgical extraction, any soreness you experience should be greatly diminished within 7 – 10 days. You can facilitate a smooth healing process by avoiding hard and crunchy foods and adhering to excellent oral hygiene habits. You may also take painkillers to ease any discomfort.
Dry socket is a relatively rare complication wherein the blood clot at the site of an extraction gets dislodged (or fails to form). You can minimize your risk of dry socket by diligently following Dr. Kar’s post-op instructions. For at least a few days, you should not smoke, avoid the use of straws, and consume soft foods.
The timeline for tooth replacement following an extraction varies from patient to patient. In most cases, it is best to wait several weeks or a few months to give the bone at the site of an extraction an opportunity to heal fully. In other instances, such as if a patient is receiving All-on-4 dental implants, extractions and took replacement might happen on the same day.
Dr. Kar views tooth extractions as a last resort. He will make every effort to preserve your natural teeth before he recommends that any of them be removed.