Tooth Extractions in La Porte
No one wants to have their teeth removed, but sometimes extraction is the only way to move beyond pain and on with a new, improved smile. With more options in tooth replacement than ever before, tooth loss just isn’t as big of a deal these days. At Region Dental, our team performs tooth extraction as a last resort when teeth just cannot be saved. Continue reading to learn more about reasons removal of teeth is necessary, and what you can expect from extraction.
When Tooth Extraction Is Necessary
We do everything we can to save your teeth from extraction, but when that’s just not possible, the team at Region Dental is highly skilled in removing the problematic teeth. Extraction may be necessary for any number of reasons. The most common causes for tooth extraction include…
- Serious tooth decay that has reached the tooth’s root
- Making room in the gum line before orthodontic treatment
- Wisdom teeth removal
- In cases of severe gum disease
- As a way to prevent the spread of infection in patients suffering from systemic diseases
Your dentist will discuss the need for extraction and help you understand just why removal is the best option for your smile. There’s no need to worry about living with gaps in the smile -- as soon as your teeth are extracted, we can begin with a plan for their replacement, too.
What to Expect from Tooth Extraction
The removal of your teeth will be performed under local anesthesia and sedation as desired. We perform extractions from the comfort of our state-of-the-art office, so you don’t have to worry about getting to know a new dentist or oral surgeon when you need one or more teeth removed.
There are two types of extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction is used when the tooth is visible in the mouth and can be removed in a single piece. First, the tooth is loosened using a special tool. Then your dentist removes the tooth in one step using forceps. Because less maneuvering is necessary with a simple extraction, this method has a shorter healing time.
A surgical extraction is more complex, and requires more healing time, too. Stitches are necessary with surgical extraction. It is the method for removing teeth that have not fully emerged from the gum line, like impacted wisdom teeth. A surgical extraction is also necessary when the tooth has broken off in the gum line.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The most common type of tooth extraction is that of the third molars. The so-called wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 18 and 25. Because there is not usually enough space in the gums for the wisdom teeth to erupt, their removal is necessary to prevent or solve impaction, infection, and other issues.
Schedule an Appointment for Tooth Extraction Today
Contact Region Dental to discuss your tooth extraction. We can help you understand why removal is necessary and then begin on the road to finding a wonderful tooth replacement. Don’t live another day with painful, decaying, or damaged teeth. Instead, schedule an appointment with Region Dental today!