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Despite your best efforts, teeth sometimes need to be removed to protect your health. When we've discussed all other possibilities and you've decided on extraction, we'll take every step to help you. Your wellbeing always takes priority in any treatment decision. Some patients prefer sedation to help with oral surgery, and we can review these options in your treatment plan. You can trust we take every measure to make sure even minor surgical procedures are as comfortable as possible.
Some teeth are removed more easily than others, but the ProSmiles Dental team takes pride in helping every patient get numb with modern anesthetics to start every procedure. Once anesthesia settles in, our oral surgeon uses specialized instruments to elevate the tooth out of place. You will receive specific post-operative instructions to help you care for the extraction area after your procedure, with prescriptions for any medications needed during the healing period.
While our immediate concern is the short-term management of your care, we will also discuss your long-term plans for replacing missing teeth. Leaving a space is always an option, but spaces in your smile can create appearance concerns and functional challenges that are important to consider. Teeth are likely to slowly shift or migrate into open spaces, and minimizing the effects of an unbalanced bite can prevent issues later in life
Although our primary goal is to help your teeth stay healthy and functional, an extraction is sometimes the best way to preserve the overall health of your mouth. Since teeth help nourish our bodies and support our confidence, we will help you find a game plan that fits your short and long-term goals.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"Used to absolutely be terrified of going to the dentists, until I came here! The entire staff is super friendly and make you feel comfortable. The dentist is super knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor which makes the experience second to none."
"I love coming to appointments at Orbit Dental...Now with COVID19 they are sparing no expense with keeping everything sanitized and ensuring everyone is checked by checking your temperature, giving you shoe covers, checking your oxygen levels & giving you hand sanitizer; BEFORE passing the lobby."
Meet Your Surgeon
Dr. De Simone sits on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and in the American Dental Implant Association.
Dr. De Simone loves what he does and enjoys being the type of dentist his patients can trust, depend upon, and turn to for their difficult dental problems. His philosophy is simple – “We treat your family like you are family.”
We Accept Most Dental
Coverage, Medicaid +CHIP!
Open Late & Weekends
Why do I need to remove my wisdom teeth?
The decision to remove your wisdom teeth is ultimately up to Dr. Lankupalli and Dr. Moore. After reviewing your digital X-Rays and examining your oral cavity, they will recommend an extraction if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Impacted wisdom teeth that have not erupted and are angled and pressing against nearby healthy teeth, resulting in a shift and overcrowding.
- Partially erupted wisdom teeth that are causing you to develop problems with your gum health, resulting in periodontal disease because of the inability to adequately clean around these teeth and surrounding areas.
- A non-infectious disease that results in cysts forming inside the jaw, which can eventually damage the jawbone and surrounding teeth.
What’s the difference between local anesthesia and sedation? Can I be put to sleep?
Local anesthesia is used to numb a particular area of the mouth, allowing you to feel no pain while the dentist performs the necessary dental work. Sedation is most often used to help you relax and feel more comfortable during a procedure. At Orbit Dental, we offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation methods. We also offer general anesthesia for patients who prefer to sleep through the procedure. Typically used on individuals with extreme dental anxiety or who have mental or physical special needs, it can also be used on uncooperative children.
When talking with Dr. Moore about your preference, it is possible to receive general anesthesia and “be put to sleep.” You will be monitored by a licensed anesthesiologist the entire time.
When is it safe to resume normal activity?
In the first 24 hours after your wisdom tooth extraction, it is recommended that you get plenty of rest. After the first full day, you can begin to gently brush and gargle but be mindful not to vigorously swish or spit, as this could dislodge a blood clot and cause a dry socket to form. Eating softer foods in the first few days is best, and resuming physical activity is ultimately determined by how much exertion is needed for your particular job. You should avoid strenuous exercise or activity of any kind for at least a few days and allow your body to heal. It’s also recommended that you avoid traveling in the days following your extraction.
How can I avoid a dry socket?
A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms after your procedure is dislodged. This can occur as a result of smoking or even sipping from a straw. It can cause pain to develop and the need for medicated dressings to protect the empty socket from food particles until a new clot forms and the socket heals. To prevent this from happening, it is advised that you avoid using a straw to consume beverages, do not smoke or use tobacco during the healing process, eat soft foods in the days following your procedure, and practice good oral hygiene.
Do you accept insurance?
At Orbit Dental, we are pleased to accept all PPO dental insurance plans as well as Medicaid and CHIP coverage. We also offer flexible financing through CareCredit, which allows you to enroll in a low or no interest payment plan based on your eligibility. If you are uninsured, you can enroll in our in-house membership plan that provides access to basic oral healthcare and a discount on all other treatments for one low yearly fee.