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Tooth Extractions

When you feel severe tooth pain, an emergency tooth extraction may be necessary. At Kerst & Caskey Family Dentistry, we are here to help evaluate your emergency and find the best possible solution. 

When you visit our office, we want you to feel at home in our cozy, welcoming environment. Dental extractions sound scary, so our friendly, gentle doctors make your comfort a top priority. 

Dental Extraction Procedures

There are two main types of extraction procedures: simple and surgical. 

Simple Extraction

We perform a simple extraction on the visible teeth. First, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then, your dentist uses a tool we call an “elevator” to loosen the tooth. Finally, we use a pair of forceps to remove the tooth from your gums. 

Surgical Extraction

A surgical extraction is better for the less visible teeth, such as a broken tooth or a submerged tooth. This method requires a surgical incision to extract the tooth from within your gums. 

A surgical extraction is more intensive. It often requires a mix of sedation and local anesthetic. This mix ensures you relax in body and mind throughout the procedure. 


After the procedure, our team helps you prepare for the aftercare. These instructions are crucial to keep your mouth and gums healthy. Moreover, they can help you heal without complications. 

Over the next couple of weeks, new bone and tissue begin to the space once occupied by your tooth. 

Regular & Emergency Extractions

At Kerst & Caskey Family Dentistry, we know that teeth extractions can’t always wait. Children may require a planned extraction as their permanent teeth grow in. Alternatively, an adult may have a planned treatment that requires an extraction. 

However, some cases require an emergency extraction. We do our best to ensure our patients are in the office as soon as possible to limit the pain they experience. If you need assistance, give our office a call at (318) 865-1600.

Tooth Replacement Options

If we have to remove a permanent tooth, you have a few options to consider for a replacement. 

  • Dental Implants: An implant is a total replacement, with a screw replacing the foundation and a cap replacing the tooth. 
  • Bridge: A dental bridge connects to the surrounding teeth to fill the gap left by the removed tooth. 
  • Partial Denture: A partial denture is a smaller version of a denture meant to replace one or more teeth. 

Calm, Caring Dental Extractions

When you need a tooth extraction in Shreveport, you need a team you can trust. Our doctors ensure you are comfortable throughout your treatment, even when you need emergency assistance. 

We prepare every room to keep your mind at ease. If you experience anxiety when you visit the dentist, we can help you understand your options. Our goal is to keep you at ease and comfortable as we optimize your oral health.