Tooth extractions

What Is Dental Extraction Treatment?

No one wants to lose a tooth. Our Dentist, Dr. Brandon Del Toro DDS understands this and works hard to save every tooth. He stresses the importance of good at-home oral hygiene as well as routine cleanings and checkups. Dr. Del Toro focuses on preventing problems before they get to the point of no return. The point of no return for a tooth is when it cannot be restored and it must be extracted.

Teeth may need to be extracted when there is deep decay, severe periodontal disease, bone loss, overcrowding, failed root canal, infection, or trauma to the tooth. When a tooth is beyond repair it can become infected and cause damage to other teeth, the gums, and even to a person’s overall health. When this occurs the best treatment option is to extract or remove the tooth. A dental extraction is when the whole tooth is removed from the socket.

Sometimes even healthy teeth may need to be extracted. 3rd molars also known as wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come into the mouth. If there isn’t room for these teeth or if they become trapped under neighboring teeth a dental extraction is needed to avoid problems with a person’s bite and to avoid causing damage to other teeth.

Simple Extraction VS Surgical Extraction

When a person needs a dental extraction, that extraction will be diagnosed as a simple or surgical extraction. A simple extraction is when teeth above the gumline are removed. A surgical extraction is required for teeth that are below the gumline. Surgical extractions require additional surgical steps to remove the tooth. Usually, bone and tissue must be safely removed in order to access the impacted tooth and remove it. Dr. Del Toro and his team offer both surgical and simple extractions.

What To Expect Before, During, And After A Dental Extraction

Before an extraction, each patient will be made comfortable with the use of local anesthesia or sedation. After the patient is numb and comfortable, Dr. Del Toro will use special instruments to gently remove the tooth. Once the tooth is extracted, sutures may be needed to close up and protect the socket. Post extraction instructions will be given to each patient to help them care for the area.

Usually, a dental extraction will take at least two weeks to heal. Healing can vary from person to person and can vary depending on what type of extraction was needed. Surgical extractions tend to take longer to heal than simple extractions. Also, older patients, patients with certain health problems, and patients that smoke may take longer to heal. Dr. Del Toro instructs each patient to avoid spitting, rinsing out their mouth, smoking, doing vigorous activities, and drinking through a straw. This is done to avoid disrupting the blood clot that will form in the socket. A blood clot is needed to help the area properly heal.

Insurance Coverage

Under Adult Dental Medicaid dental extractions are covered. Dr. Del Toro accepts Adult Dental Medicaid for patients living in Paris, TX, Clarksville, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, Mt Pleasant, TX, Commerce, TX, Sherman, TX, and Denison, TX area. If you are in need of a dental extraction contact Dr. Del Toro today to schedule an appointment.


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Paris, TX 75460

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