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Tooth Extractions in
San Antonio

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. When a tooth can’t be repaired with a routine filling or a crown, a tooth extraction may be the best option.

Looking inside patient's mouthWhen is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Trauma, illness, extensive decay, or overcrowding all often lead to tooth extraction. Sometimes the baby teeth don’t fall out in time to make space for the permanent teeth, or the orthodontist recommends an extraction or two before starting orthodontic treatment.

Other times, our dentist might need to extract a tooth due to a weakened immune system while undergoing chemo treatment or an organ transplant. It’s common for our dentist to pull out or ‘extract’ wisdom teeth because of the awkward position in which they grow behind the molars. They often get stuck in the jaw, causing pain, swelling, and irritation to the gums.

What is Atraumatic Tooth Extraction?

An atraumatic extraction is a minimally invasive technique used to remove teeth, preserving the maximum amount of bone possible. Our dentist uses special instruments, like physics forceps, which delicately sever the tooth’s attachment to its socket.

Physics forceps are innovative extraction instruments used to perform difficult extractions efficiently in a couple of minutes. Their special design decreases the incidence of root fracture, and maintains the bone plate, making it much easier for the dentist to place dental implants immediately following the extraction procedure.

What Are the Benefits of Atraumatic Tooth Extractions?

Atraumatic extractions are desired more and more to preserve bone for immediate implant placement. In general, the benefit of dental implants is solid support for the patient’s new teeth, which requires the bone around the dental implant to heal. Depending on how our dentist performs the tooth extraction, the healing time required can vary greatly. Placing dental implants immediately after the tooth is extracted may eliminate months off treatment time.

We’re Here to Help

Regardless of the reason for the tooth to be pulled, The Masters Dental Group can help. Call today or schedule an appointment online. The sooner we remove the troublesome tooth, the sooner we can alleviate the toothache and start the process of restoring a nicer smile.

Tooth Extractions San Antonio, North Central TX | (210) 349-4424