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McKinney Tooth Extraction

Woman with toothache holding jaw The Serene Family Dental team partners with every patient we treat to help them achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral health. Unfortunately, we can’t always avoid every dental health concern, and there are some situations where the best option for any patient is to remove a tooth and preserve the best overall health. If you need to learn more about tooth extractions or any of the other restorative dentistry services we provide, contact the Serene Family Dental team for answers to your questions or to schedule a consultation appointment in our McKinney dental office.

When are tooth Extractions Recommended?

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There are many situations where our team may need to remove one or more teeth, including:

How are Teeth Extractions Performed?

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Every patient is different, and we’ll need to address your unique situation to provide an exact plan to remove your tooth. However, most patients either have teeth “pulled” or surgically extracted. Pulling teeth requires the tooth be fully erupted from the gums. Then, we use a clasping tool to shift the tooth back and forth until it breaks free from the socket. Surgical removal simply means that we need to cut away tissue to expose the tooth or allow us access to the supportive structures of teeth prior to removal.

Caring for Your Smile Following Tooth Extraction

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After your tooth is removed, you will experience some discomfort and bleeding for the first 48 hours. Following these first two days, your pain should begin to diminish, and all bleeding should be stopped. If you continue to experience severe or worsening pain, your extraction site is still bleeding after two days, or you notice warning signs of infection, please call our office right away. During the treatment planning process, we will provide you and/or a trusted family member or friend with specific at-home care instructions to help you make a fast, painless recovery. Some things to keep in mind include:

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