Tooth Extractions in Denham Springs, LA

What is an Extraction?

An extraction is the removal of a tooth or teeth. We strive to save the tooth, but if the tooth is past the point of saving, the tooth will need to be taken out. There are many different factors we look at before making the call to extract.

Reasons for Extractions


Extensive Tooth Decay


Tooth Crowding

Tooth Fracture

Loss of Bone or Tooth Mobility

How We Do It.

During your initial consult and diagnosis for your tooth, we may start you on an antibiotic. The visit will start by administering dental anesthesia around the area to ensure numbness. Proper instruments will be used to move the tooth in the socket. Once the tooth is mobile, the tooth will be removed and cleaned out properly. At this time, we will determine if a suture is needed. Proper care instructions will be given at this time.

What Bone Grafting?

Often during an extraction, bone graft will be placed. Bone grafting is a highly successful procedure. It is also a preferable alternative to having missing teeth, diseased teeth, or tooth deformities. Bone grafting can increase the height or width of the jawbone and fill in voids and defects in the bone. In many cases, bone graft is placed to preserve the bone in order to place a future implant, dentures, partials or bridges. There are essentially two basic ways in which bone grafting can positively impact the health and stability of the teeth.

How it Can Help

Jaw Stabilization

     – Bone grafting stabilizes and helps restore the jaw foundation for restorative or implant surgery. Deformities can also be corrected and the restructuring of the bone can provide added support. 


     – Bone grafting can be used to limit or prevent bone recession following a tooth extraction, periodontal disease, or other invasive processes.

How We Do It.

The type of bone graft we offer is called an Allograft Bone Graft, a Cadaver or synthetic bone is used in this type of graft. If the doctor and patient agree that a graft is needed, during the time of the extraction, the graft will be properly placed into the socket and a collagen membrane will be placed over the top to help the spread of bacteria into the new bone. Sutures will be placed over the top and will need to be removed two and a half weeks after the procedure. We will remove the sutures, evaluate healing and use a medicated rinse to thoroughly clean around the site.

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