Tooth Extractions | Canyon Creek Dentistry

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Infant & Toddler

Tooth Extractions in Temple TX

If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, you may need a tooth extraction. In most cases, Dr. Prajapati can safely remove the affected tooth without the need for major surgery.

We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.

Infant & Toddler

Reasons For A Tooth Extraction

  • Advanced periodontal disease that has loosened the tooth roots
  • Extra teeth or baby teeth that impede adult teeth
  • Preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment
  • Removing a fractured or malformed tooth
  • Severe tooth decay which cannot be remedied with root canal therapy

How Is A Tooth Extracted?

As a precaution, Dr. Prajapati will first take X-rays of your teeth to help plan the procedure. After preparing a method of extraction, you will be given a local anesthetic that will prevent you from feeling pain during the procedure. With this type of sedation, you will still be awake, but the area around the tooth will be numb. Next, Dr. Prajapati will use a tool called an elevator to lift the tooth and loosen ligaments and gum tissue around the base of the tooth.  Finally, we will use a pair of forceps, to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it breaks free of the ligaments holding it in the gum tissue. Occasionally, a stubborn tooth will resist the soft tug and refuse to come out. In these and more complex cases, the tooth may need to be broken up into smaller pieces for removal.


Once removed, our Canyon Creek Dentistry team will pack gauze into the socket and have you place pressure on the area by biting down. If necessary, Dr. Prajapati will place stitches to close the socket.

If you are sick the week prior to your scheduled extraction or on the day of, please contact Canyon Creek Dentistry in Temple, Texas as alternative arrangements may need to be made. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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