Tooth Extractions

The dentists at Lakewood Dental Trails may recommend tooth extraction from time to time when it is in your best interest. The procedure is usually needed to control decay or infection, prepare the mouth for a denture, or to facilitate orthodontic treatment planning.

If extraction of a tooth becomes necessary, you can rest easy knowing that our caring dental team is sympathetic to your apprehension. Our Temple, TX dentists will perform your tooth extraction gently and smoothly to ensure your comfort and alleviate your anxiety. If you would like more help to relax, we will be happy to discuss our sedation options with you. We want to ensure that you stay calm and comfortable during your procedure.

Why We Recommend Tooth Extractions

It is our job to do everything possible to save a damaged tooth with the treatments we offer in general dentistry. Our top priority is always to do what we can to preserve your natural teeth before considering other alternatives. Our dentists may recommend a root canal, dental crown, or other procedure to save the tooth by any means possible.

When that is not possible, a tooth extraction at our Temple, TX dental office may be necessary. If a tooth is too damaged or decayed to salvage, a tooth extraction can prevent further problems and preserve your overall oral health. When your mouth has healed and you're looking for a tooth replacement, we'll be happy to talk to you about dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants to restore your appearance and chewing ability. 

Also, if gum disease has loosened a tooth, or if you've suffered significant bone loss in your jaw, tooth extraction may be our only option to protect your oral health. Rest assured that your Lakewood Dental Trails team has the expertise to do what is necessary to save a salvageable tooth or to see that an extracted tooth is replaced with a beautiful substitute.

Gentle and Sensitive Dental Treatment

At Lakewood Dental Trails, your comfort is as important to us as your oral health. We ensure that each patient enjoys our relaxing and soothing environment throughout their dental treatments. Our approach to dentistry is to work together to provide you with a comfortable, positive experience, that keeps you coming back for the best quality dental care and the best smile possible.

Our caring dental team will put you and your whole family at ease on every visit. We have scented towels, pillows, blankets for comfort, flat-screen TVs at each chair for watching your favorite programs, a beverage bar, music, and video games available.

Please Call Us to Schedule

If you or a family member need a tooth extraction, contact Dr. RIch and his associates at Lakewood Dental Trails today schedule an appointment.