Tooth Extractions – Fort Worth, TX

Removing Painful & Severely Damaged Teeth

While our top priority is preserving your complete smile at all costs, in some cases, we need to extract teeth that are severely cracked or broken beyond repair, or that are causing you pain. If you need tooth extractions in Fort Worth, our team can work closely with you to rebuild your smile by securing a dental implant crown, bridge, or denture within the mouth to re-complete your arch of teeth. That way, you don’t have to go any longer than necessary without a complete set of pearly whites.

Why Choose Periodontal Associates of Fort Worth for Tooth Extractions?

  • Same or Next-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
  • Board-Certified Periodontist with 20+ Years Experience
  • In-Network with Most Major Dental Insurances

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Close up of person holding their jaw in pain needing tooth extractions in Fort Worth
  • Severe decay has compromised the tooth’s structure beyond the point of repair.
  • A dental fracture has extended to the root of a tooth and can’t be repaired, risking infection.
  • A tooth is impacted below the gumline, leading to an increased risk of orthodontic issues, infection, and cavities.
  • Advanced gum disease has led to the deterioration of the supportive bone and tissues surrounding teeth, causing one or more to become loose.
  • Crowding needs to be addressed by removing teeth in order to achieve the best results from orthodontic treatment.

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Extracted tooth held in dental forceps

The need for a tooth extraction in Fort Worth will be based off of a thorough evaluation conducted by Dr. Almasri and our team. After determining that a tooth can’t be repaired or treated, we’ll outline the process of removing it for you so you know exactly what to expect. Dr. Almasri likes to take time answering his patients’ questions and addressing any concerns they may have before moving forward with any procedures so they can feel confident and comfortable in doing so.

Once you consent to a tooth extraction, we’ll prepare your mouth by administering any necessary sedation or local anesthetic to numb the area. The instruments we’ll use to remove the tooth are a pair of dental forceps and an elevator. The elevator will lift the tooth out of its socket, making it easy to wiggle out of the gumline and loose from any connecting tissues using the forceps. Afterward, we’ll close the gums and allow it to heal.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Dental patient opening her mouth for dental exam

Before your tooth extraction, we’ll provide you with more in-depth post-operative instructions so you can prepare for the healing part of your procedure. We recommend following these aftercare tips:

  • Maintain a soft diet to prevent food from getting lodged in the sockets.
  • Take any prescribed medications as directed, which could include antibiotics or pain medication.
  • Don’t drink through a straw, as this could lead to dry socket.
  • Avoid exercising or any strenuous activity for the following two to three days to prevent additional post-operative bleeding and discomfort.
  • Reduce any swelling by placing a cold compress on the cheek for 10 minutes at a time, making sure to remove it for 10 minutes as well.
  • Get plenty of rest, being sure to slightly raise your head above your heart to prevent a blood clot from forming.
  • Keep the extraction site clean by gently rinsing your mouth with a salt water mixture four times a day, being sure to not spit it out, but let it fall out of your mouth and into the sink.