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 132 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/13/2018
         
    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
    11/21/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are absolutely amazing! I felt very comfortable there and I would highly recommend him.
    11/15/2018
         
    Great service Seems to genuinely care about you. Fair price
  • 11/13/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff made him feel at home and eased all of his anxiety. My son said he only wants to go to Dr. Hendrix from now on.
    10/26/2018
         
    Best Dentist practice on the coast!!
  • 10/02/2018
         
    I have been using this clinic for over 10 years. Staff treats you like family. They are very professional & give you excellent care.
    09/26/2018
         
    He is excellent at explaining everything. Laurie is just as helpful and kind. This is a great place to go!
    09/20/2018
         
    Absolutely great....!!!!!!!!! The staff and Dr.Hendrix always welcome you with a smile. Such a blessing!!!!!!
  • 09/12/2018
         
    Only dentist I have ever felt comfortable with.
    09/11/2018
         
    The most gentle dental exam I've ever had!!
  • 08/08/2018
         
    Relocating to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and need a dentist in the Ocean Springs area who is professional, skilled, knowledgeable, friendly and has an awesome staff then call or stop in for a brief visit and you will find, you have come to the right place., we did.
    07/31/2018
         
    Very courteous and willing to help, very thorough and staff was excellent, like family !