Tooth Extractions in Plano, TX

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What Are Tooth Extractions?

While Dr. Yaser Hamdan and Dr. Cigdem Er make every attempt to save and maintain your natural teeth, there are cases where a tooth or teeth might have to be extracted. A simple extraction removes a tooth that is visible above the gumline and is typically used for a tooth that is decayed or damaged beyond repair. A surgical extraction takes out a tooth that hasn't erupted over the gumline yet. Surgical extractions are most frequently done to take out the wisdom teeth and impacted teeth that don't have sufficient space to fit into your mouth. Whatever the reason for getting a tooth extraction at Urgent Family Dentistry, we will give you the best treatment and provide sedation methods to keep you comfortable. Contact our Plano, TX office to find out more or to schedule an exam.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth Extractions?

While preserving your natural teeth is generally the ideal outcome at Urgent Family Dentistry in Plano, TX, there are certain situations where tooth extractions can be advantageous. Here are some common benefits of tooth extractions:

  • Provides relief from severe tooth pain and discomfort
  • Gets rid of infection and prevents its spread
  • Creates space for cosmetic and/or orthodontic improvements
  • Can prevent future dental health complications
  • Restores oral health and function
  • Preserves the wellness of your surrounding teeth and gums

Am I a Candidate for Tooth Extractions?

If your tooth has been damaged or broken from decay, our team at Urgent Family Dentistry will make every attempt to fix it with a bonding, crown, or filling. However, a tooth may be too far into decay, which results in the need for tooth extraction to prevent the infection from spreading — and also to conserve the health of the rest of the teeth. You may also require an extraction to remove teeth that can't fit in your mouth. This involves your third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth that grow around the ages of 17 – 21. In older children, infant teeth that have not naturally fallen out might need to get extracted so they do not obstruct the permanent teeth. If you are getting orthodontics or considering Invisalign® treatment, then you may need an extraction to make room for the remaining teeth as they move into their proper position.

What Can I Expect from a Tooth Extraction?

Dental extractions are done in our Plano, TX office using local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth being removed. Other kinds of sedation may be used, depending on the extent of the extraction and to help keep you relaxed if you have dental anxiety. Once you're prepared, we will begin the procedure. For a simple extraction, we will loosen up the tooth with a special device called an elevator prior to removal. A surgical extraction involves making incisions in your gums to reach the tooth. If needed, the tooth may be broken up into smaller pieces so that it can be taken out. Once the tooth is removed, we will stitch incisions in your gums. Antibiotics may be prescribed before and after the procedure if you have a current infection, your immune system is compromised, or you have other health problems.

Outstanding care and treatment. 2 prior providers wanted to proceed without a clear cut plan. Urgent Dr had a clear plan, timeline and estimate of cost. Root canal and extractions were performed flawlessly and temporary crown put on. I highly recommend this Dr and his staff!

J.M. Google

I had an emergency tooth extraction and that was by far the best (horrible) experience ever! He made me feel very comfortable and almost no pain.

A.F. Google

I had to unexpectedly get two extractions done on a Saturday and I’m so lucky to have found this dentistry. Dr. Hamdan is so very kind and he and his team made sure I was comfortable, felt safe, and helped me understand my options. I had absolutely no pain and was talked through the process to put me at ease.

D.M. Google

Ali, Dr,Hamdan, as well as Samthan and the staff are very knowledgeable. Friendly and accommodating. I can here looking for a wisdom tooth extraction and they helped me exercise my options.

D.J. Google

I was having a wisdom tooth that was causing me pain in my cheek so I made the appointment and got in next day. A little nervous going in because I couldn't find anyone to watch my baby and kiddos. I called prior to inform them, they assured me it was okay to bring baby and the kids could be looked after during xrays. They were so nice about it. Dr. Handam came in and didnt make me feel bad my other problems I have with my teeth, said we could work on it later. He offered to pull my wisdom tooth same day and I was shocked! I thought it was going to be some long drawn out process. He calmed my nerves, said it would take just a minute. That's exactly what happened. He's a magician. I kid you not it was so fast I didn't even have to take my 6 month old out of her car seat until after I got home! He is absolutely amazing, a master of his craft, and so kind. The staff and office are a total reflection of him and just as nice. I was in and out within 30 mins! So thankful for him and the relief of pain this tooth was causing!

L.D. Google


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What Is Recovery Like after an Extraction?

Depending upon the sedation used during your extraction, you might need to have an adult drive you home. As your gums heal, you need to avoid smoking, spitting, and using straws. Your recovery will vary depending on the complexity of your tooth extraction; however, most patients prefer to eat soft, cool food for the first couple of days after the procedure. Your dentist will talk to you regarding what is normal as you recover and how to look after your mouth. Your gums will probably be swollen after the extraction, therefore our team suggests cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication. In some cases, We can write you a written prescription for pain medicine and/or antibiotics. In addition to some proposed follow-up visits, you should continue to schedule appointments at Urgent Family Dentistry for dental examinations and cleanings so we can track your health after an extraction.

Simple and Surgical Tooth Removal

If you have a tooth that is damaged or if your mouth doesn't have space for a new one, a tooth extraction at Urgent Family Dentistry may be necessary to maintain your oral health. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamdan or Dr. Er at our Plano, TX office to find out more about simple and surgical tooth extractions.

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How long does a tooth extraction take?

Tooth extractions are typically quick and easy. For Plano, TX patients who are having just one tooth removed, the process often takes about 20 – 40 minutes to complete. For more complex cases or if you are having additional teeth extracted, it may take a bit longer.

Does tooth extraction hurt?

Getting a tooth extraction at Urgent Family Dentistry involves the use of local or general anesthesia to help you stay comfortable. Dr. Yaser Hamdan and Dr. Cigderm Er will ensure the treatment area is fully anesthetized before proceeding with the procedure. At most, you may feel some pressure while the tooth is being removed, but a tooth extraction should not cause pain.

When can I eat after a tooth extraction?

Whether you had a simple or surgical tooth extraction, it's usually best to wait at least an hour before you eat. For the first 24 hours after the procedure, you may be advised to stick to liquids or soft foods only. This will allow the area to remain undisturbed, so it can clot and heal properly. The following day, you can slowly try to introduce more foods that are easy to chew without causing pain. Depending on who performed the tooth extraction, Dr. Yaser Hamdan or Dr. Cigdem Er will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.

Can I brush my teeth after a tooth extraction?

Yes, you can brush your teeth after a tooth extraction, but it's important to be extremely gentle around the extraction site to avoid dislodging the blood clot that forms in the socket. Our dentists recommend waiting until the day after the extraction to resume brushing. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and steer clear of the extraction area for the first 24 hours. Keeping your mouth clean after an extraction is crucial for preventing infection, but care must be taken not to disrupt the healing process.

How should I sleep after a tooth extraction?

After a tooth extraction, it's advisable to keep your head elevated while sleeping for the first few nights. This position helps to reduce swelling and can minimize bleeding. Avoid sleeping on the same side as the extraction if possible, to prevent putting pressure on the extraction site. 

Is it normal to have swelling after a tooth extraction?

Yes, experiencing some swelling after a tooth extraction is perfectly normal and is part of the body's natural healing process. Swelling can peak within the first 48 hours after the procedure. If swelling persists for more than a few days or worsens, it's important to contact your dentist, as it could be a sign of complications.

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