Tooth Extractions

Expert Dental Treatment in Hixson, TN

At Tennessee River Dental, we strive to provide high-quality dental care while maintaining a warm, welcoming, and friendly office environment. Dr. Randall and our dedicated team of highly trained dental specialists are committed to the dental and total health of our patients, and we take the time to work with every patient closely to design a treatment plan that fits in with their orthodontic needs, budget, and lifestyle. At our practice, we strive to focus on preventive care – but sometimes, issues still come up. In some cases, the best option is tooth extraction.

Why Extract a Tooth?

While we generally try to avoid tooth extraction, in certain cases, it's a necessary step in order to preserve a healthy smile. There are a variety of reasons that we may decide to extract a tooth, and we'll work with you closely to explain the situation and our full reasoning in order to decide if tooth extraction is the best possible option for your smile. Some of the reasons we might decide to extract a tooth include:

  • A tooth that is damaged or fractured beyond repair
  • A tooth where tooth decay has damaged or rotted most of the tooth's structure, to the point where a crown or root canal isn't a safe option
  • A tooth that's suffered repeated trauma
  • A tooth that's undergone multiple dental procedures
  • A deciduous (baby) tooth that's impairing the eruption of a permanent tooth
  • A tooth that is severely impacted (as is often the case with wisdom teeth)

The Tooth Extraction Process

Often, patients feel very apprehensive about having a tooth extracted – but trust us, there's nothing to worry about. We use local anesthetics to ensure that you feel little to no discomfort, and most patients report the sensation of having a tooth pulled as only a slight, mild sense of pressure at the site of the tooth. Overall, tooth extraction is a simple, routine procedure that we can complete in just one appointment. The recovery period and procedure will depend on how we decide to replace the tooth, but it usually involves keeping the site of the extraction clean, being careful not to chew crunchy foods near the site of the extraction, and taking care not to disturb the site during brushing and flossing.

Contact Your Hixson, TN Family Dentist

While tooth extraction is rare, in some cases, it's the best option available for your smile – and if that's the case, you can trust Tennessee River Dental to do the job right. With years of experience serving patients throughout the Hixson, TN area, we have the skills and knowledge to safely and conveniently perform tooth extractions and many other dental procedures, helping you achieve the best smile possible. If you'd like to learn more about tooth extractions, our practice, or your dental health in general, feel free to call us at 423-877-3848, reach out to us at our contact page, or request an appointment online at our Hixson, TN office