While our dentists do their best to save teeth, sometimes a tooth extraction is the best way to protect your smile.
The dentists at Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry in Amarillo, TX, have the expertise and diagnostic technology to assess your best option.
If extraction is necessary, we’ll make the procedure virtually painless so you can move forward.
Why Do Teeth Need to be Removed?
Our Texas practice will do everything possible to save your tooth, but there may come a time when the best option for your oral health is to remove the tooth completely. We may recommend extraction if you have:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Severe decay in a tooth
- Fractured or cracked tooth
- Extensive infection in a tooth's root canal
- Advanced gum disease
- Plans for dentures or dental implants
You Don't Need an Oral Surgeon For a Tooth Extraction
Dr. Tyler Pendergrass and Dr. Eric Wilkie have been perfecting their dental skills for years. From examination to recovery, our dentists are involved in every step of a tooth extraction. When it comes to patients, our dentists are as attentive and caring as any oral surgeon.
If you suspect you need a tooth extraction, there's no need to make a special trip to an oral surgeon. Our Amarillo, TX, office can relieve pain and restore your oral health with this straightforward dental procedure. Request a consultation today or give us a call at:
"They go above and beyond" Praise From Patients Throughout the Panhandle
I've been a patient at Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry for many, many years. I can't think of a better, more efficient and friendly dental firm. Dentists and techs there are well-trained, thorough, and dedicated to service. I recommend this outstanding practice enthusiastically.View On Google
Honestly, this is the best and friendliest office in town. I had to bring my toddler with me to my teeth-cleaning appointment today and the staff was all so kind and understanding with her, they even sent her home with her own princess toothbrush. They go above and beyond to get to know their patients and it's always a positive experience.View On Google
How Are Teeth Extracted? Tooth Extraction Timeline
We use gentle dental methods so treatment is virtually painless.
Need a Tooth Removed?
After an extraction, a blood clot will form in the empty socket to protect the area. Losing the clot can leave the bones and nerves exposed, a painful condition called dry socket. Be careful not to dislodge the blood clot too soon: choose soft foods and don't use a straw, smoke, or brush the extraction site for the first few days of recovery.
What Do I Do Now? Restoring Your Smile after an Extraction
Our dentists are trained in using dental implants with a natural-looking crown to replace missing teeth. This is the preferred method since it restores the entire tooth, including the root that stimulates new bone growth in your jaw.
We can use a traditional dental bridge, supported by nearby natural teeth, to replace one or more teeth. We also offer implant-supported bridges, which can replace a long stretch of missing teeth without having to alter healthy teeth for support.
"I highly recommend this practice to anyone!"
I live in Mesa, AZ but try to come all the way to Amarillo twice a year to get my teeth cleaned. I have had some other procedures done and Dr. Pendergrass constantly asking if I am having any pain, and more than willing to make sure I am totally comfortable throughout whatever procedure he is doing. I highly recommend this practice to anyone!View On Google
I had a very good experience from the time I walked in the door until I left. The staff is very friendly and very professional.View On Google