General Tooth Extractions
Comfortable Removal of Infected or Damaged Teeth
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to remove teeth quickly and easily to minimize recovery time. Dr. Clark, Dr. Young, and Dr. Lewallen regularly perform tooth extractions at both of our offices in Franklin and Thompson’s Station, TN. Whether your dentist has advised you to get a tooth removed or you need to get your wisdom teeth extracted in Middle Tennessee, Southern Oral & Facial Surgery is the right place. Most tooth extractions are performed in one visit.
Common Causes for Tooth Extraction
While adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, some circumstances require them to be removed. As dental professionals, we make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. Extraction, however, is sometimes the only option left to maintain your oral health and protect your other teeth.
Sometimes, teeth that appear to be healthy still need to be removed due to too many teeth present in the mouth. The average human jaw can fit in only a certain number of teeth. if a young patient still has their baby teeth (deciduous teeth), or is born with too many teeth, or the mouth is too small for all the teeth to fit in the jaw, tooth extraction is often necessary.
Infection and/or Decay
If a tooth is decaying or has been infected, the tooth has to be treated in the early stages so the oral specialist can repair the tooth with a filling. If the tooth is left untreated, decay grows and affects the tooth, which may now require root canal therapy, a crown, or extraction.
Patients who are diagnosed with periodontal or gum disease may experience a shift in their teeth or notice their teeth become loose or seriously infected. Gum disease causes the gums to deteriorate, often resulting in loose teeth. When left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. While severe, periodontal disease is highly preventable by maintaining good oral health and practicing oral hygiene daily.
Teeth can easily be fractured or broken due to an accident or during a serious trauma. There has to be a viable tooth structure remaining for a filling or crown to work, but it may be recommended that the tooth be removed. Dental professionals stress the importance of fitted mouth guards to wear during sports or situations in which your teeth are exposed to possible impact.
Failed Root Canal Treatment
A root canal aims to remove the infected portion of a tooth. If the entire infection is not removed, it can create further infection that jeopardizes the entire tooth’s health. When left untreated, this infection can spread to other teeth and gums.
Vertical Cracks/Fractures of Teeth
When teeth become damaged, sometimes they can be restored with nonsurgical treatments. Fillings, root canals, or crowns are all viable solutions for tooth repair. When the damage is too extensive, your dentist may decide to refer you to an oral surgeon to have the tooth removed.
Need a Tooth Extracted in Franklin or Thompson’s Station, TN?
During your consultation, we will discuss your options for replacing the missing tooth or teeth with you. Sometimes, it is even possible to place a dental implant during the tooth extraction procedure, but this determination depends on your needs and oral health. We urge you to make an appointment at Southern Oral & Facial Surgery to learn about your options.
Types of Anesthesia
There are several anesthesia options available so patients can feel comfortable and at ease during treatment.
Hear From General Tooth Extractions Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing general tooth extractions at our office.
Reviews From Our General Tooth Extractions Patients
Mike Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"Everyone here was just so nice. As soon as I walked in the door, it just made me feel at home and at ease. From the get-go, it made me feel really comfortable. One of the things I noticed about the staff here that I loved so much was their smiles. The doctor explained everything to me in a way that I could understand, and that made me feel very comfortable. The procedure turned out great. It was very successful. The recovery went exactly as expected. I truly had an amazing experience here. It was awesome. I highly recommend Southern Oral & Facial Surgery."
Tim Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I knew that I had a tooth that was broke. I knew that I would have to have a dental implant. I came in; I met with Dr. Clark near Spring Hill, TN. I understood the procedure. His office staff came in, and they walked me through the financial responsibilities, and I had the procedure the same day. It took about an hour and a half, and the procedure was over. I went home; I took the pain medication or the medications as prescribed. I had absolutely no discomfort, no swelling; it was easy. And then that night, Dr. Clark gave me a call. It wasn't a courtesy call. I could tell that he was sincere about it. The next day, I got up and felt fine. There was no problems whatsoever. I've had three implants done, with two different oral surgeons, and again, I would go nowhere else. I recommend going to Southern Oral Facial Surgery for anyone in the Spring Hill, TN area."
Emily Reviews Her General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"Everybody here, from the time that I walked in, was just very kind and ready to help me with anything that I needed before the procedure. The care that I received from the doctor made me feel that I was in the right place to have that extraction and implant done. He told me exactly what he was going to do before he did it. It was the little things like that, that assured me I had come to the right practice. The level of quality here is truly evident, and if I needed any more procedures done, I would feel confident coming back. I would highly recommend that you come to Southern Oral & Facial Surgery."
Zach Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I needed two teeth removed to make room for a future implant. The procedure went really well, felt no pain. Again, I kind of felt like I was at home. They made me feel really relaxed, calm, and no pain. The recovery was pretty good; a little bit sore, but they did give me the right pain pills to ease the pain, but other than that, the recovery went really smoothly. Dr. Lewallen walked me through, step by step, before the process started, told me about what was going on, what tools he was going to use, and then told me about how the recovery would take place, so I felt comfortable through the whole process knowing what was exactly going on. I would definitely recommend seeing Dr. Lewallen at Southern Facial Surgery."
Nolan Reviews His General Tooth Extractions Procedure
"I came to Dr. Clark to get my tooth extracted, and I came to Dr. Young to get my hand stitched. My tooth was wiggling, and I needed him to take it out. It’s not very scary because he’s done it before to me, and it doesn’t hurt. Dr. Clark used these tools to take it out. Whenever he’s using the tools, it sometimes tickles. I needed stitches on my hand because I went on a zip line, and I hurt it. I was little nervous about the stitches. After he numbed me, it didn’t hurt. I would recommend my friends would come see Dr. Young and Dr. Clark because they are nice, and they are helpful."
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