Surgical Dentistry

At Heck Family Dentistry, our dentists have pursued and undergone extensive dental training. As a result, we provide the Lawrence, Kansas, and Douglas County area with the highest quality specialized surgical dentistry and tooth extractions. We provide baby teeth extractions for our pediatric patients, third molar extractions and everything in between. We accomplish all of this by utilizing the most up-to-date instruments and techniques to minimize trauma for our patients.

Though it seems odd to call a tooth removal an atraumatic extraction, this is the term for the techniques we use. Essentially, this means we use the newest state-of-the-art instruments with updated metallurgy to remove teeth without damaging the bone around the extraction site. This results in faster healing and bone preservation, allowing for future implant placement if needed.

At Heck Family Dentistry, we want to provide you with the best dental care and oral surgery experience. Consequently, we invest a great deal into these superior instruments to accomplish this goal.

About Tooth Extractions

When a tooth is broken, cracked or extensively decayed, it may be necessary to remove it. Other common reasons for extractions include: creating space in the mouth in preparation for orthodontics, or remedying excessive crowding when a tooth is unable to break through the gum. Likewise, a tooth associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease should be removed, as well as teeth that are poorly positioned or non-functional. Because we are concerned for your long-term dental health, we typically recommend a replacement for an extracted tooth. Not replacing missing teeth may cause extra strain on surrounding teeth. This can create a snowball effect, causing undo damage to remaining teeth. Therefore, we often advise replacing missing teeth with dental implants. You can read more about the dental implant procedure by clicking here.


Every surgery requires proper healing. At Heck Family Dentistry, we use an advanced medical technique called L-PRF. This technology minimizes healing time, which reduces your risk of infection and other complications. To learn more about this process, view our resources about L-PRF.
Dental assistants, Ellen and Anjelica, use the centrifuge for L-PRF
Dental assistants, Ellen and Anjelica, use the centrifuge for L-PRF

Extractions at Heck Family Dentistry

At Heck Family Dentistry, we will do all we can to treat your teeth and remedy any dental maladies. In cases that require extractions, we will ensure the procedure is done with the utmost care, minimizing your discomfort and maximizing your well-being. Our dentists have the necessary skills and experience to perform all your dental extraction procedures.

We want to work with you to minimize the stress associated with having teeth pulled. If you have questions or concerns before or after the procedure, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to answer all your questions!