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Tooth Extractions in Houston, Texas

Extraction of teeth is necessary when they are too severely damaged by trauma, decay, or other causes for a dentist to save them. We know you're anxious about the prospect of tooth extraction. However, if the need arises, several alternatives are available. After the procedure, your teeth will look as good as new and will last for the rest of your life.

Safe, Pain-Free Teeth Extractions

Dental extractions in Houston TX Dental extractions involve the surgical removal of a tooth or teeth from their sockets in the jaw. The work is done by either an oral surgeon, a general dentist, or a periodontist at our clinic.

A dentist's mission is the same as yours: to preserve your teeth and gums. But there are times when life's circumstances simply won't allow it. The good news is that modern dentistry has come a long way. It is possible to maintain your ability to eat, speak, bite, and smile after tooth loss. An experienced dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon can remove diseased or damaged teeth and help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile.

Do You Need Teeth Extractions?

There are five main causes that necessitate a tooth extraction. Some examples are:

  • Severe decay, with damage that a dentist cannot repair
  • Gum disease affecting gums, ligaments, and bone
  • Impacted tooth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Accidental injury
  • Teeth Extraction Process

If there is any chance that your tooth can be saved, we will not extract it. Examining the mouth, teeth, and gums in detail is the first step in determining whether or not extraction is necessary. Your dentist will make this determination based on dental X-rays and his or her extensive experience. When dental work is unavoidable, a good dentist will do everything in his or her power to minimize pain.

Anesthesia is the first step in tooth extraction. Your dentist will administer local anesthetic to the area around the hurt tooth. Nothing will get done until you are completely at ease.

There are two primary ways to remove a tooth. Simple extractions and surgical extractions are two examples. Extraction of visible teeth is considered a simple extraction, and it is performed with local anesthesia. When a tooth has not completely erupted into the mouth or has broken at or below the gum line, surgical extraction may be the only option.

In some cases, the gum tissue surrounding a tooth needs to be lifted in order to facilitate surgical extraction. After administering general anesthesia, a dentist will break the tooth into smaller pieces so that it can be more easily extracted.

It goes without saying that any time a tooth extraction is imminent, you should feel free to inquire about it. It's much less stressful to undergo dental care when you have a dentist you feel comfortable talking to and working with. Then, when you go in for your scheduled extraction at the dentist, you'll be more at ease and prepared.

Recovery and Restoration after Teeth Extraction

Restorations can't happen until you've fully recovered from the extractions. The length of time needed for healing following an extraction can vary. Your dentist will go over your restoration options, the procedure, and the expected recovery time with you before extracting your tooth.

Dental implants, fixed bridges, removable dentures, and dentures supported by implants are all types of restorations. About half a million people in the United States get dental implants every year because they last a lifetime and look and feel like real teeth. These false teeth require the same care as your natural teeth. Which of your teeth are natural and which are implants is a secret known only to you and your dentist in Lovett, Splendid, or Haven.

Make an Appointment at One of Our Houston, Texas Dental Office

Our dental staff is highly qualified and experienced, so you can rest easy while they remove your teeth. Whether you need a simple cleaning or more involved work like tooth extractions, our dentists will do their best to make you feel at ease throughout your entire visit.

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Our dental staff in Texas hopes that you'll be pleased with the results of our efforts to improve your smile. To make an appointment with the dentists of Lovett, Splendid, and Haven, please call 832-804-7427 or contact us online. Learn everything you need to know about tooth extractions and other dental treatments.