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 209 reviews from around the Web.
  • 10/19/2020
         
    I am very pleased with the work done and the healing process has been a breeze thanks to Dr. Banas. Dr. Banas is second to none! :)
    10/15/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and the entire staff are absolutely wonderful. They take extra time and do not seem to rush through the visit. Great team, great experience.
  • 09/24/2020
         
    I had a great experience. Very professional. The entire staff was kind and helpful.
    09/03/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix is an amazing dentist. I’m so glad that my family found him! I love the staff and the office is very clean. What else can I say?
  • 08/13/2020
         
    Dr.Hendrix and his staff were extremely helpful, they made my visit quick and easy.
    07/30/2020
         
    My experience was great here!! The entire staff was very professional and made me feel at ease.
  • 07/16/2020
         
    Always timely. Great service.
    07/01/2020
         
    Took care of my special needs as a stroke survivor and was an unexpected pleasure to go to the dentist.
  • 06/18/2020
         
    6 month checkup during COVID outbreak — they made it safe and comfortable. Dr. Hendrix and his staff are professional and caring.
    06/11/2020
         
    Wonderful experience.. They explained everything thoroughly.. The front desk receptionist was very helpful as well..
  • 06/09/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and Lori are always professional.
    05/18/2020
         
    Very informative and makes you feel well at least I'm not a very good dentist person but I feel very comfortable and staff was wonderful thank you
  • 05/12/2020
         
    I cannot say enough good things about this office! I am a total wimp with dental work and this office from front to back is top notch.
    03/04/2020
         
    Small office but professional, courteous & answered all my questions. Top notch!
    02/13/2020
         
    They almost always get you in very quickly and are very accommodating if you happen to have to bring a little one with you.
    02/10/2020
         
    He was very attentive and thorough. I was also impressed at how quickly I was able to be seen on such short notice. I think I’m here to stay!