You though you could ignore the problem, but deep down you probably knew that it wasn’t going to go away on its own. Even so, now you are trying to get over your dental anxiety to make an appointment.

Here’s what you may not know. Taking out that troublesome tooth could be the best thing for you in the short term. It also could put you in a position to improve and maintain your oral health in the long term.

Tooth removals are not the most popular service that we offer at Sabal Dental in McAllen, TX. Yet, we know how important extractions can be for our patients. 

If you suspect you might benefit from this oral surgery, don’t call a specialist yet. Instead, schedule a consultation at our office to learn what we can do for you.

Call 956-275-7596 to plan your visit. We want to help you as soon as possible.

Lose In Order to Gain Something

In a perfect world, you will keep all of your teeth for your entire life. The reality is that hundreds of millions of people in the United States are missing one or more teeth. Know that if we can save your tooth, that will be our first option.

Yet we have also seen times when decay, infection, injuries and other considerations make teeth extractions necessary to revive your healthy smile. If you are facing a situation in which removing a tooth or teeth would be beneficial, we will let you know. Here are a few examples:

Severe Decay or Infection

If you act early, you can fix decay with a filling or dental crown. If the decay persists, it could reach the interior of your tooth, where it can lead to a painful tooth infection. Even then, a root canal can usual keep the tooth in your mouth. If the decay has caused too much damage, however, you won’t be able to support a crown.

That’s when you are better off taking out the tooth and replacing it.


Crowding can be a real problem for people who are considering orthodontic care such as Invisalign or braces. If your teeth are too close together, you may not have room to reposition them to create a straight smile.

By taking out one tooth or a few teeth, you can make orthodontic treatment much easier to complete.

Preparing for Dental Implants

If you have already lost several teeth, then taking out the ones you have left could actually set you up for a better teeth replacement option. By removing your last remaining teeth, you can create room for dental implants to support a bridge or dentures that restore the natural feel of function of a full set of teeth.

Talk to Us About Making the Most of Your Oral Health

Whether you need teeth taken out or restorative dental care, our team at Sabal Dental in McAllen, TX is more than ready to help you. You can count on us to provide professional care before, during, and after your tooth extraction.

Before we can help, however, you need to set up a consultation with us, so we can work with you on the best plan for your dental needs. Call 956-275-7596 or schedule online to set up your appointment.