Surgical Dentistry

The Dentists at Heck Family Dentistry have received extensive dental training to provide the Lawrence, Kansas and Douglas County area with specialized surgical dentistry. We do everything from baby teeth extractions for our pediatric patients to third molar extractions and everything in between. We utilize the most up to date instruments and techniques to minimize trauma to our patients.

It seems odd to call a tooth removal “atraumatic extraction,” but this is the term used for the new techniques we use. This essentially means we use the newest state-of-the-art instruments with updated metallurgy to help remove teeth without damaging the bone around the site. This helps with faster healing and preserves bone, allowing for future implant placement if needed. We have invested a great deal into these superior instruments to provide better patient care and oral surgery experiences.


About Tooth Extractions

If a tooth is broken, cracked or extensively decayed, it may be necessary to remove it. Other common reasons for extractions may be to create space in the mouth in preparation for orthodontics or when a tooth is unable to break through the gum due to excessive crowding. Likewise, a tooth that is 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 longterm dental health, we will almost always recommend a replacement for an extracted tooth. When missing teeth are not replaced, it can cause extra strain on surrounding teeth, which can have a snowball effect on remaining teeth and cause undo damage to them. Missing teeth are often replaced with dental implants. You can read more about the implant procedure by clicking here.



With every surgery is the importance to heal properly. At Heck Family Dentistry, we use a 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 where extractions are required, we will ensure that the procedure is done with the utmost care in order to minimize your discomfort and maximize your well being. Our dentists are skilled and experienced in performing 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 always here to answer all of your questions!

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