If Dr. Cole Sutak recommends a dental extraction, it may not be the best news you hoped to receive. However, it can be good news if you look at it this way. If your damaged or decayed tooth isn’t removed, it can infect the tissues around it, causing deeper oral health issues. At Lone Star Smiles, we offer gentle yet effective tooth removal services to keep your oral health healthy.
At our dental clinic, we try everything possible to ensure all your natural teeth are intact. However, sometimes we recommend tooth removal to salvage your oral health. Dr. Sutak may recommend your tooth be removed in the instances below:
Dentistry has come a long way when dental procedures like extraction used to be highly uncomfortable. Thanks to anesthetics and gentle extraction tools and techniques, tooth extraction is no more uncomfortable than a typical cavity filling.
Tooth extraction can either be simple or surgical. We recommend simple extraction where the tooth is visible on the gum line. After numbing your mouth, we use an elevator to shake your tooth loose and then pull it out gently using forceps.
A surgical extraction will be the best choice if your tooth is trapped below the gum line or broken at the gum line level. After administering anesthesia, we make an incision on the gum to access the trapped tooth. Next, we break it into pieces for easier removal. Finally, we clean the area and suture the surgical site to kick start the healing process.
We want to help prevent oral complications and save your smile from oral discomfort, often during one visit. If you need tooth removal services in Lubbock, Texas, please dial (806) 666-1099 to book an appointment with Lone Star Smiles for dental extraction services.
Dr. Cole Sutak and his dedicated team at Lone Star Smiles are committed to providing quality dental care for patients in Lubbock, TX, and nearby communities. Dr. Sutak has specialized in full-mouth smile makeovers, implants, and more; and his primary goal is to help all his patients have the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Sutak received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona, and he continues expanding his knowledge in emerging treatments and technologies. Dr. Sutak is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Spear Education.