Tooth Removal / Extractions
Webster, TX dentist Dr. Das is committed to preserving your natural teeth without tooth extraction in Houston. However, there are cases when removing a tooth is the only way to bring back function and restore your smile. At Clear Lake Dental Care, we provide safe and comfortable tooth removal for adults, as well as children ages 12 and up.
When is Extraction Necessary?
Extraction is usually a last resort, but it is recommended if damage is severe or the tooth is impacted. Extraction may also be performed to prepare for orthodontic treatment and the placement of complete dentures.
Severe Damage or Decay
If the tooth is too damaged to be saved by decay prevention, root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, your dentist may recommend extraction. We will recommend extraction because leaving the tooth in your mouth can lead to the spread of infection to your healthy teeth.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth
A wisdom tooth that comes out only partially and gets trapped in the gums or bone must be removed to prevent infection and damage to healthy structures. The wisdom tooth can also be removed before it comes out. Dr. Das can help you decide whether preemptive extraction is appropriate or not.
Advanced Gum Disease
If severe gum disease has destroyed the gums and underlying bone, the tooth may be too loose to be saved by conventional gum disease treatment. In this case, the tooth must be removed and replaced.
Preparing for Orthodontic Treatment
Your orthodontist may recommend tooth extraction if your mouth is too crowded. Braces need room to move teeth into ideal alignment.
Complete Dentures or Implant Placement
Complete dentures or overdentures (dentures supported by dental implants) span the entire arch, so tooth extraction may be necessary if you are getting all of your teeth replaced.
How We Will Prepare You for Your Tooth Extraction
When we are preparing for your tooth extraction, we will take the steps necessary to ensure that you feel no pain during the procedure. We will administer localized anesthesia to the area where the tooth is being extracted. At Clear Lake Dental Care, we do these type of procedures all the time, and our experience helps ensure there will be no problems with extracting your teeth.
If you have anxiety that is brought about by a previous dental procedure such as a tooth extraction, we will take a number of steps to ensure that you are comfortable before we perform your procedure. If necessary, we can offer you dental sedation. Our concern is that you are at ease when the tooth extraction takes place – we know that these types of procedures can be nerve-racking, and we will do our best to calm your nerves.