Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Your tooth may need to be pulled out due to different reasons:
- The tooth or teeth have decayed
- Tooth infection or overcrowding
- Sometimes, teeth may need to be extracted to correct misalignment; the extraction may be necessary for other teeth to move into place comfortably
- Wisdom teeth may require extraction due to infection, decay or disease
- Periodontal disease or disease of the tissue surrounding the tooth may result in the loosening of the tooth which may then need to be pulled out
Tooth extraction is usually performed by a dental surgeon and is a simple outpatient procedure. While visible teeth can be removed easily, it’s a more involved process to extract teeth that are broken or hidden below the jawline.
For instance, if your tooth is unable to break through the gums, you may need to have it extracted.
What to Expect with Tooth Extractions at M&G FAMILY DENTISTRY
Dental surgeons use local or intravenous (through the veins) anesthesia (or a combination of both) to extract the tooth. For more involved extractions, our experts may use general anesthesia to put you to sleep during the procedure.
We will explain the sedation procedure to you so you can relax. The dentist will then cut away the bone and tissue surrounding the tooth and use forceps to pull it out. The dentist may then place a few self-dissolving stitches to close the gum edges over the site.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
If you’re one of the people who has developed your wisdom teeth, you’re probably going to need to have them removed at some point. This can seem like a scary procedure, especially because it involves sedation. It might help if you understand what the dentist at M&G FAMILY DENTISTRY in KATY TX will be doing during this extraction process.
Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Process
- First, the dentist at M&G FAMILY DENTISTRY will begin by applying sedation. Once it’s had time to work on you, he will numb the entire area using a general anesthetic to the place where your wisdom teeth are. He may choose to take additional x-rays for a guide to use at this point.
- After he has the x-rays and your mouth is completely numb, he’ll begin the surgery. This will start with removing the gum tissue that is covering the spot where your wisdom teeth are. If your teeth are impacted, he’ll have to make an incision into the gum tissue in order to access the teeth properly. They may still be covered in bone. If so, a handpiece will be used in order to remove excess bone from the area.
- Once the tooth is visible to the dentist, he’ll use a variety of instruments to begin loosening the tooth from any tissue that’s in the bone socket. There’s a chance he’ll have to cut the tooth into multiple sections before it can be removed.
- Once the tooth is loose and cut into the necessary pieces, he will remove the teeth from the socket.
- After the tooth has been removed from your mouth, the dentist may need to apply stitches in order to stop the bleeding.
- The dentist will then give you post-op instructions that you’ll need to follow. He’ll also give you some gauze that you’ll place in your mouth and bite down on. This will soak up excess blood and help stop the bleeding from continuing.
Having your wisdom teeth removed is a common practice in KATY TX. They might be removed at M&G FAMILY DENTISTRY or taken out at a doctor’s office. You’ll need to follow any directions given before or after the surgery.
Contact M&G FAMILY DENTISTRY in KATY, TX
Decayed and diseased teeth should never be ignored as they can cause a lot of problems. Call or email us for further information.