Tooth extraction, or the professional removal of a natural tooth and its root, seems straightforward enough that you might not think there’s much variation to the process. Besides the fact that some teeth can be extracted simply and others might require oral surgery, the concept of both procedures is the same – to carefully remove a tooth that has become an untreatable threat to your oral health. In many cases, restoring your smile also means replacing the extracted tooth, and the sooner you do so, the better it is for your oral health. That’s why we often suggest same-day tooth extraction, which is a custom treatment plan that includes extracting your tooth and replacing it with a dental implant all during the same visit.

Taking your whole smile into account

The choice to extract a tooth isn’t one that should ever be taken lightly. While the procedure can immediately remove a certain threat to your oral health, it also means the removal of your natural tooth structure. This can have a profound impact on your remaining teeth and your surrounding oral structures, starting as soon as the tooth and its root are removed. When recommending tooth extraction, we take your whole smile and oral health into account, and will only recommend the procedure if it’s the best solution for preserving the rest of your smile.

Extracting and replacing a tooth the same day

The problems that stem from losing a tooth may take longer to threaten your smile than the immediate threat that the tooth poses. However, those problems are still significant, and the longer you wait to replace the extracted tooth, the more serious they can become. The sooner you replace the extracted tooth, the better chance you have of mitigating or avoiding these consequences altogether. In many cases, that’s most effective when replacing the extracted tooth with a dental implant.

Why implants make a better replacement

Dental implants are small posts that are made to replace lost or extracted teeth roots. This means they’re inserted into the jawbone where teeth roots once rested, allowing them to support a crown, bridge, or denture with highly lifelike comfort and stability. Dental implants are also the only way to restore the functions that roots play in your jawbone’s health – mainly, stimulating it so your body sends it enough minerals and nutrients. With same-day tooth extraction, we can place a dental implant post and temporary restoration as soon as your compromised tooth is extracted to avoid the negative impacts of losing that stimulation.

Learn more about same-day tooth extraction

With same-day tooth extraction, you can remove and replace a troublesome tooth to fully restore your smile all in just one day. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.