Tooth Removal / Extraction

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  • Remove troublesome teeth to restore health
  • Stop your oral pain & eat in comfort
  • Relax with our dental sedation options

Get a Gentle Tooth Extraction in Broken Arrow, OK

Most of the time, it’s better to keep your teeth in your mouth. Yet there are situations when a tooth extraction is the best option for your long-term oral health. Tooth removal in Broken Arrow can:

  • Allow other teeth to come in correctly
  • End pain and remove an infection
  • Set the stage for another treatment

This is one of the most common types of oral surgery we offer at our office. To schedule a consultation at LakeCrest Dental, call 918-205-4492 today. You’ll get 20 percent off your extraction when you join our LakeCrest Dental Wellness Plan. Ask our staff for details.

Protect Your Smile From Problem Teeth With Extraction

Taking out teeth is not something we recommend unless we see a real benefit for you. With that in mind, here are some examples of situations when it can be helpful to remove teeth:

  • You have a severe tooth infection. If your tooth can be saved, you should save it. The sooner, the better. This can be the difference between a tooth filling and root canal. Even so, there are times when the tooth is too weak and should be removed to protect the rest of your smile.
  • Your teeth are impacted. Impacted teeth aren’t able to fully erupt. This is often a problem with wisdom teeth. Removing impacted teeth can save you from pain and an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • You are preparing for orthodontic care. Crowding is a common cause of crooked smiles. By removing some teeth, you can make your orthodontic treatment simpler and get better results.
  • You are preparing to get replacement teeth. If you’ve already lost several teeth, removing the few teeth you have left can make it easier to get implant-supported dentures. This can help you feel like you have your healthy teeth once again.

We offer different levels of dental sedation so you won’t feel anything during your extraction procedure. We offer inhaled sedation (laughing gas) and oral sedation.

You should do everything you can to protect your smile. That means brushing and flossing daily. It means getting regular dental checkups. Sometimes it even means parting with teeth that are causing more trouble than they are worth.

Get tooth removal in Broken Arrow if you need it. Just call 918-205-4492 to make an appointment at LakeCrest Dental. You can also schedule an appointment online. We want you to have a healthy mouth and a happy smile.

Common Questions About Tooth Removal / Extraction

How long does a tooth extraction take to heal?

While every patient is different, most people feel fine within a few days. Complete healing typically takes about two weeks. We’ll provide you with care instructions that should facilitate a quick and healthy recovery. You may need to modify your dietary and oral hygiene routines, but most people are ready to resume normal activity in a day or two.

Are tooth extractions painful?

Your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel a thing. To help make the experience less stressful, you can also opt to receive dental sedation. While you’ll typically experience some discomfort and swelling in the days following your extraction, we’ll provide instructions that should keep the discomfort to a minimum. If needed, we can provide pain medication.

What is tooth extraction dry socket?

If a blood clot fails to form following extraction or a clot becomes dislodged during recovery, it can result in a painful condition called dry socket. Fortunately, it happens in less than 5 percent of extractions. We’ll give you care instructions that should help prevent dry socket. For example, you’ll want to avoid smoking or drinking liquids through a straw.