Tooth Extractions

Extractions in Las Vegas, Nevada

When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

To look for signs of irreparable damage or decay, your dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation that may include taking X-rays.

Your tooth may be considered for extraction if you are experiencing one of the following conditions.

  • Extensive tooth damage: Sometimes, a tooth has been decayed and fractured so severely that it cannot be repaired. 
  • Loose or non-functioning tooth: In some cases, it may be necessary to pull a tooth due to extensive loosening caused by advanced gum disease, for example. Periodontal bacteria eat away at the bone and gum supporting the tooth.
  • Orthodontic treatment: Some orthodontic treatments, such as braces, require dental extractions to make room for more precise teeth alignment.
  • Extra Teeth: You may have extra teeth that stop other teeth from erupting. These teeth are also referred to as supernumerary teeth.

An extraction may require tooth replacement, in which case the patient needs to choose an option that fits their needs.

Tooth Extraction Is Relatively Painless

The Extraction Process

When extraction is the best course of action, our dental team will begin by numbing the site with local anesthesia. For those with sensitivities, anti-anxiety medications or sedation may be administered. There are two types of dental extractions:

  • Simple extractions are performed on teeth visible above the gum line. A dental elevator is usually used to lift the tooth from its socket and remove it. 
  • Surgical extractions are more complex; they’re performed on impacted teeth that are not visible above the gum line. In this case, making an incision through the gum line tissue is necessary to remove the tooth.

It’s typical for the dentist to provide aftercare instructions following an extraction to help manage pain and speed up the healing process, which may include temporary diet changes, medications, or avoiding certain activities for a period of time.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Get Emergency Tooth Extractions at BYND Dental

Whether you are scheduled for a routine extraction, or you need emergency dental care for an infected tooth, our team can perform your Las Vegas tooth extraction with minimal stress. You deserve a team that goes above and beyond for your care and comfort, and we’re confident we can provide that at our practice. To schedule an appointment, call (702) 362-9353. We also welcome walk-in appointments for emergencies.