Tooth Extractions and Tooth Replacement Options

Dental Extractions in New Orleans Area

Are you looking for a tooth extraction near me? Visit Oak Family Dental! Our experienced dentists on both sides of the lake are accepting new patients. Our two New Orleans offices are in Metairie or Mandeville.

Our goal is to provide the services you need to maintain the health and structure of your teeth for as long as possible. We also consider your overall wellness when making decisions for your smile. There are cases where our best and only option for maintaining your oral health is tooth extraction at our Metairie dental office.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the jawbone. This procedure is usually performed by a dentist or oral surgeon when a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, infected, or overcrowded. Tooth extractions can be necessary for various reasons.

Why Choose Oak Family Dental for a Dental Extraction?

You can be confident that your needs matter to us at Oak Family Dental. As your partner in your dental care, our gentle, friendly dentists want you to feel comfortable getting any treatment you need, especially tooth extraction.

Our dental care team is very understanding, and your concerns matter to us. You can feel reassured knowing that our experienced dentists and dental team have performed many comfortable, stress-free extractions at our practice. Our goal is your comfort and well-being, and we will do whatever we can to ensure that your procedure is as comfortable as possible.

When a tooth has extensive damage due to a large cavity or injury, the only option that makes sense may be to remove the tooth. Read below to find out more about our tooth extractions. Contact our dental team to schedule a denture evaluation.

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Why Would I Need a Tooth Extraction?

If you have a severely damaged or broken tooth that is causing you pain, we encourage you to contact our dental office. If you have questions about dental extractions or tooth replacement options, we are here to chat and ease your concerns.

We know what a shock it can be to hear that you need to have a permanent tooth removed. Rest assured that we will consult extensively with you before we proceed to be sure that you understand the need for tooth extraction and how it will benefit your long-term oral health.

But there are several other reasons why our dentists would recommend an extraction:

  • An infected or abscessed tooth that is not salvageable with a root canal
  • A tooth has cracked or fractured below the gum line
  • A wisdom tooth causes crowding or only partially erupts
  • A tooth that has become mobile due to gum disease
  • Teeth that need removing for dentures
  • Removal of a tooth before orthodontics—overcrowding


It can help to have a plan in mind for tooth replacement, and we will be happy to explain all the tooth replacement options we offer at our Metairie dental office.

Does a Dental Extraction Hurt?

Facing a dental extraction can be stressful, even when you know your care is in the best possible hands. We want to ensure that you are entirely comfortable and will make your procedure as stress-free and efficient as possible. Our dental care team has helped many patients in your situation, and we’ll make sure you get the care you need.

If you’re very anxious and need some help to relax, ask us about sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

What are My Tooth Replacement Options?

When you have missing teeth, your jawbone deteriorates. This can mean a sunken appearance to your lower face. Additionally, your remaining teeth are predisposed to shift toward welcoming smile gaps. Your dentist understands these health and aesthetic concerns and how they may lead to tooth wear and even future tooth loss.

When you lose a tooth, it is about the health of your smile and the aesthetics, which is why tooth replacement is vital to both your oral health and your emotional well-being.

In our dental office, we offer the following tooth replacement options, and your dentist can help you decide on the best choice for your smile goals, oral health, lifestyle, and budget.

Dental Implants

A modern dental implant is the best option for replacing a missing tooth. They secure a dental crown to your jaw, making them more natural and realistic than ever before. An implant is essentially an artificial tooth root. Implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth.

The technology and quality of implants have drastically improved, making them more accessible and more affordable.

The process is simple. A sturdy replacement root is surgically implanted into the jawbone, which root integrates with your jawbone over several months. Once this process is complete, we place an abutment.

This abutment supports your new tooth, commonly called a tooth crown. Oak Family Dental offers same day crowns.

We can also attach dentures and partials to a handful of strategically placed implants to give more retention to the prosthesis in the mouth and to replace multiple missing teeth with fewer dental implant posts.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures take the place of full tooth loss, while partial dentures fill in for sporadic tooth loss.

Dentures fit through suction and adherence to the natural contours of your mouth. Partial dentures fill around existing teeth and are secured with clips.

If you’ve had only a few extractions and your remaining teeth are healthy, partial dentures may be a great option for you. However, if your remaining teeth are not stable, your dentist in Metairie may recommend full extraction for complete dentures.

At Oak Family Dental, we customize your dentures and partials to fit the unique contours of your mouth. We achieve this by taking impressions of your mouth and using the models to create custom dentures just for you.

Dentures and partial dentures can be removed for cleaning and during sleep.

Dental Bridges

We offer CEREC same-day technology, which means many tooth replacement options and supports can be created on the day of your visit. This means no waiting weeks for your dental crowns.

A dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth poised between two tooth crowns. The crowns fit over adjacent teeth on either side of your smile gap, allowing the restorative teeth to fill in space. This is a permanent or affixed solution to tooth loss.

Our teeth replacement choices are always colored and shaped to match any remaining teeth and custom-designed to complete your smile seamlessly.

Schedule Your Consultation for Tooth Extraction or Tooth Replacement

Do you have a broken, damaged or painful teeth that you would like us to take a look at? Your Oak Family Dental dentist will evaluate your individual situation to determine if a tooth extraction is in your best interest.  During the consultation we will also discuss your tooth replacement options.  Schedule your appointment with Oak Family Dental in Metairie or Mandeville.