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Extractions in Dallas,TX

With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, Dr. Scott Evans is a general dentist who specializes in the areas of orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics and restorative and cosmetic dentistry for patients living in Dallas and Garland and the surrounding communities in Texas.

Using the latest in up-to-date techniques and dental innovations, Dr. Evans and his staff are able to provide premium care through a variety of processes and procedures, including orthodontics, implants, cosmetic contouring, teeth whitening and root canals.

The Reasons Teeth are Removed

An extraction, or the removal of a tooth or teeth, may be necessary for fitting braces or dental appliances, such as dentures. An extraction is also warranted when wisdom teeth become impacted as well. Impacted molars, such as wisdom teeth, are teeth that do not completely emerge, and, therefore, serve no functional purpose. Teeth may be also removed if they have decayed significantly, are severely damaged, or are malpositioned in the mouth.

Before the Surgery

A pre-extraction exam is conducted before the actual procedure to go over the patient’s medical and dental histories. All medications and supplements will be reviewed at that time as well. If the tooth being removed happens to be infected, an antibiotic treatment is prescribed before the surgery.

After the Surgery

Once a tooth is removed, the area is sutured with absorbable stitches. Healing usually takes about a week. Medications to alleviate the pain and reduce the chance for infection are usually prescribed at that time.

Make an Appointment for a Consultation Today

Patients in Dallas and Garland and the surrounding communities in Texas can contact the offices of Scott Evans, DDS at 214-717-6297 to book an appointment for a consultation.

Written by Scott Evans, DDS February 28, 2013