Tooth Extraction in Houston, Texas
Tooth extraction may also be the first step in dental treatment plans that involve dentures, dental bridges, dentures, and implants, for orthopedic treatment, or for pediatric intervention when overcrowding is a problem.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
Preparation for Tooth Extraction
Prior to the procedure, our dental team will perform a thorough examination of the tooth and surrounding area. X-ray images of the tooth will help us determine the appropriate course of treatment and which type of extraction should be performed. Carefully considering the health of the tooth and the reason for extraction gives our team the information they need to make sure extraction goes smoothly and that any discomfort is minimized.
A Pain-Free Experience
Extracting the Tooth
What are my options for tooth extraction?
A simple tooth extraction is the first of the two types of extraction that may be utilized for tooth removal. With this technique, your dentist will use forceps to remove the entire tooth, including its roots, from its socket in the jawbone. In order to perform this technique, the entire crown of the tooth must be above the gumline. Because of its simplicity, this method of tooth extraction typically requires only local anesthesia injected into the treatment area.
Surgical tooth extraction is a more complex procedure that may be required for removal of a tooth that has not yet erupted, is partially erupted, or that is growing improperly. Teeth that are either completely or partially covered by soft tissue or bone may require this type of extraction. For this technique, your dentist will carefully assess the location of the tooth and its implications on surrounding teeth through the use of radiographic images. Surgical tooth extraction may involve separating any nearby bone or soft tissue that are connected to the tooth being treated.
Champions Dental for Your Tooth Extraction Needs
Visit our team at Champions Dental today for a tooth extraction consultation or call to schedule your first appointment. Your beautiful smile awaits!