When Is Extraction Necessary?
It may be necessary to remove your teeth if any of the following apply to you:
- Your teeth are overcrowded, and you require orthodontic treatment.
- You have a severely decayed tooth that cannot benefit from root canal treatment.
- Your teeth are significantly loosened as a result of periodontal disease.
- Your impacted wisdom teeth are causing you pain.
During your appointment, our dentist near you will assess you carefully to determine whether extraction is the best treatment option for you. Since extraction involves permanent tooth loss, we don’t recommend it except when it’s the only and best option available.
Types of Tooth Extraction and What to Expect
There are two types of extraction—simple/non-surgical extraction and surgical extraction. During a simple extraction, our dentist grabs onto the affected tooth using dental tools and then proceeds to pull the tooth from the socket. This straightforward procedure is painless and typically over within minutes.
Surgical extractions are more complicated. As the name suggests, surgical extractions involve surgery. During a surgical extraction, our dentist may cut through the gum tissue to access the tooth. This is typically common in cases of impacted teeth or where a tooth has decayed right down to the gum line.
For both extractions, we use anesthesia and include the option of sedation for patients who struggle with dental anxiety.
Our dentist will tell you how to care for the extraction site to facilitate healing. You must remember to observe proper after-care instructions after an extraction.
Do you need a tooth extraction in Clear Lake, TX? Contact Rosas Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with our dentist.