Lakeline Ranch Dental
Ardalan Zahedi, BDS, DDS, DMD
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Austin, TX
In some cases, the health of your tooth reaches a point beyond saving. Whether disease, trauma, or crowding causes that, Dr. Ardalan Zahedi can perform a dental extraction to remove the affected tooth safely at Lakeline Ranch Dental in Austin, Texas. To learn more about dental extractions, call or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation today.
Dental Extractions Q & A
Who needs a dental extraction?
Dr. Zahedi only performs dental extractions when it’s vital. Specifically, when a tooth is beyond saving or harms the health of surrounding teeth.
Some common reasons for a dental extraction include:
Impacted wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth — the third molars that come in during your early adult years — that are impacted usually require surgical extraction. Wisdom teeth often come in without sufficient room to develop normally. They can cause painful symptoms and create pockets where plaque and tartar accumulate.
Severe tooth decay can develop to a point where the affected tooth is beyond saving, making extraction the most viable treatment option.
Some dental treatment plans may involve removing a tooth to reduce crowding and make enough room for a dental appliance.
In some cases, root fractures or trauma to teeth can also make a dental extraction necessary.
How does a dental extraction work?
First, Dr. Zahedi assesses the health of your affected tooth. If your tooth is beyond saving, he creates a plan for your surgical dental extraction. In the event of dental emergencies, he can perform same-day extractions.
When he performs a dental extraction, he uses local anesthesia, so you don’t feel anything. For simpler extractions, he loosens your tooth with an instrument called an elevator then carefully removes it with forceps.
In more complex dental extractions, such as wisdom teeth extractions, Dr. Zahedi creates a small incision in your gum line to remove bone around the affected tooth or to extract the tooth in sections.
Are dental extractions safe?
Dr. Zahedi performs safe, simple dental extractions that pose minimal risk. However, there are potential complications, including:
Typically, if you experience any of these side effects following a dental extraction, they should subside quickly on their own. Dr. Zahedi can prescribe pain medication to help combat any discomfort.
If you have a tooth that may require a dental extraction, call or schedule an appointment online today.