Our Services Tooth Extractions

Each individual tooth is important to the structure of the jaw and health of the surrounding teeth. For this reason, Dr. Hendrix will typically recommend attempting to save the natural tooth using procedures such as fillingsinlays and onlays, build-ups and crowns or root canals. However, there are several possible reasons he might recommend extracting a tooth instead of saving it.

  • There can be so much decay in the tooth that it can not be restored and may endanger the surrounding teeth and jaw. 
  • There can be significant gum disease making it difficult or impossible to save a tooth.
  • A baby tooth can cause problems if it does not fall out as it should. Most often, this is because it was not shaped correctly or it has too long of a root.  It will be important to remove the baby tooth to make room for the permanent tooth to emerge.
  • Misaligned or impacted teeth (such as the Wisdom Teeth) can cause pain or discomfort and affect the alignment of the rest of the jaw.  

Dr. Hendrix performs most extractions in his office. In some cases the location of the tooth, the shape of the roots, or the patient's medical condition may indicate the need for a referral to an oral surgeon.  With most extractions, a local anesthetic will be sufficient to make the procedure comfortable. While this procedure is generally very fast, please share any concerns or preferences for sedation with Dr. Hendrix.

When a tooth has been removed, nearby teeth may shift. This tooth movement may have negative affects on the gums, make teeth sensitive, make teeth more susceptible to decay, and cause problems with chewing or with your jaw joint. To avoid these complications, Dr. Hendrix usually recommends that you replace the extracted tooth or teeth with a bridgedental implant, or removable partial denture.

Dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth because they mimic the natural tooth root as opposed to simply bridging the gap, as is done with bridges. Because dental implants replace the tooth root, they help maintain the bone mass that is typically lost following an extraction. 

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Glenn Hendrix, DMD is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 151 reviews from around the Web.
  • 06/12/2019
         
    Great staff, nice office. They always pay attention to what the patient wants and needs and go out their way to provide it.
    06/04/2019
         
    Very friendly pleasant office experience. Dr Hendrix is very gentle and shows a lot of concern about your dental health.
  • 04/23/2019
         
    Took such heart felt care with me. Thank you Lorri and Dr. Hendrix. Gwen Talbot
    04/23/2019
         
    Friendly staff...I was highly satisfied
  • 04/03/2019
         
    Friendly staff. Dr Hendrix explains things in terms I can understand to weigh my options for treatment. Highly recommend
    04/01/2019
         
    Dr. Hendrix and staff are amazing! I had the best experience my first visit! Highly recommended .
  • 03/11/2019
         
    I had such a great visit with this clinic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was a walk in. I was in a room within 20 minuyes.
    02/25/2019
         
    My first visit was today and it will not be my last Dr.Hendrix & his staff are fantastic spends time with you explaining ,exploring your options , I highly recommend them , Very , clean and welcomed.
  • 01/29/2019
         
    Dr Hendrix and his staff are great! Friendly and informative!
  • 01/25/2019
         
    His staff are compassionate kind and accommodating. I recently had neck surgery and during my recovery I chipped a tooth. The best dental...
    01/17/2019
         
    On time appointment, quick check-in, professional treatment and service
    12/19/2018
         
    Very kind and friendly staff. Never any pain at all. Very gentle
    12/12/2018
         
    Amazing staff and very friendly. They are always very welcoming. Would definitely recommend! -Connor King 12 Nov 2018
  • 11/29/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are excellent
    11/27/2018
         
    Extremely impressed with Dr Hendrix and his wonderful friendly office personnel. My visit was very relaxed and comforting. Patricia