It may sometimes be necessary to have your tooth or teeth extracted for various reasons.
The term ‘tooth extraction’ is generally stressful to most of us, but modern dentistry has been successful in making extractions virtually painless. Our qualified dentists will use the latest sedation techniques, including local anesthesia, to keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
They will also prescribe pain medication to keep any pain or discomfort to the minimum during the recovery period.
Your tooth may need to be pulled out due to different reasons:
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.
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.
Decayed and diseased teeth should never be ignored as they can cause a lot of problems. Call or email us for further information.
If you’re interested in Extraction in KATY, TX, make an appointment with our office today!