Dr. Cox makes every effort to conserve and maintain your natural teeth, there are instances in which he may need to extract a tooth or teeth. A simple dental extraction removes a tooth that is visible over the gums, and it’s typically done for a tooth that is decayed or damaged beyond repair. A surgical dental extraction removes a tooth that hasn’t erupted over the gumline. Surgical extractions are commonly performed to take out impacted teeth, like wisdom teeth, that won’t have enough space to fit in your mouth. Whatever the reason for needing an extraction at Cox Family Dentistry in Plano, TX, our staff will treat you with care and compassion.
Dr. Cox may suggest an extraction after careful examination and treatment. X-rays are used to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone before extracting the tooth. If you and Dr. Cox decide to extract one or more teeth, you will be scheduled to return for oral surgery at a later date. You will be given a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure, and you may be prescribed medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction.