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Extraction of Teeth
in Coppell, Texas

Tooth extractions are performed for a variety of reasons including tooth decay, injury, and for orthodontic treatment.

Teeth Extractions in Coppell, Texas

Tooth extractions are a relatively common procedure in most dental offices. The difficulty of the procedure varies depending on the case and the patient; however, anesthesia is used to numb the area and prevent pain during the procedure.

Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two forms of extraction: simple and surgical extractions.

Simple tooth extractions are performed on teeth that can be seen in the mouth. They are removed due to decay or injury. During this procedure, the doctor will grasp the tooth with forceps and loosen it by moving the forceps back and forth. The loosened tooth will then easily come out.

Surgical tooth extractions are performed on teeth that have broken off or that have not yet come in (e.g. wisdom teeth). To remove the tooth, the doctor will have to lift the soft tissue to see the tooth being extracted. Surgical extractions can be done with general anesthesia which is sometimes preferred.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

The most common reason for removal of a tooth is severe decay or breakage of a tooth. However, teeth may also be removed because of:

  • Severe tooth decay or infection
  • Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from coming in
  • Severe gum disease
  • To make room for orthodontic treatment
  • If the tooth cannot be restored by root canal
  • Fractured teeth
  • To make room for a dental prosthesis (i.e.: bridge or denture)
  • Cosmetic reasons

Regardless of the reasons a tooth must be pulled, extraction is usually reserved only for cases in which no other treatment option will cure the infection or problem.

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Jaya J.
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Jaya J.

I recently got my wisdom tooth extraction surgery done by Dr. Steele. He did a fantastic job. He patiently listened to all my concerns and addressed them in detail. His staff were very kind. I would definitely recommend Dr. Steele.
Natalie F.
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Natalie F.

Dr. Steele gave great feedback! Very knowledgeable! Made me feel good about removing my wisdom teeth! Highly recommend for OS!
Dawn A.
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Dawn A.

Dr. Steele is the best dentist I have seen in years!!! I care for an elderly woman who was in need of an extraction and he was so gentle and caring. She healed quickly and had no side effects. I highly recommend Dr. Steele!
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