A Tooth Extraction Could Help Save Your Smile

conroe tooth extractionWhen we see teeth with decay, infection, or an injury, we will likely treat them with a dental restoration, such as a filling or a crown. But what about a situation in which traditional repair isn’t possible? In these situations, to prevent the spread of infection your Conroe, TX, dentist could offer a tooth extraction.

The Situations That Call for Tooth Removal

When does a tooth need to be removed? We may recommend an extraction if one is too damaged or decayed to be treated with a restoration. Our team could also prescribe one for teeth loosened by gum disease, or to make room for orthodontic treatment. The procedure could also help prevent wisdom tooth impaction or even pave the way for a dental prosthetic. Such as a bridge or even a complete set of dentures. Often, this process helps prevent the onset of serious complications, and allows you to move forward with treatment, obtaining a full and beautiful smile.

Preparing Your Smile

Our team will use digital x-rays to identify the position of the tooth, so we can remove it and avoid blood vessels, nerve tissues, and sinus cavities. The digital nature means it uses a fraction of the radiation, and doesn’t require you to bite down on bitewings. Instead, the images are ready instantly chairside, limiting how long you wait in the office. When you come in for the extraction process itself, we will numb the area with a local anesthetic, and we could also administer sedation for those with anxiety. You enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure at all.

The Extraction Process

When you’re relaxed and comfortable, we will gently remove the tooth with a pair of forceps. For wisdom teeth, we may need to open the gums above them. Our team then sutures the area closed and may administer medicated materials to the area to preserve the structure too. At home, you will rest for a day or two and will need to take any prescribed medications. Avoid activity for a day and eat only soft foods. Be very gentle when brushing and flossing too.

Tooth Replacement

If the procedure leaves behind a gap in your smile, we could fill it with a dental prosthetic. Our team could place a bridge, or a dental implant. We could also use dental implants to secure a ridge or even a full set of dentures.

Your Conroe, TX, Dentist Offers Comfortable Tooth Extraction

We’re ready to prevent issues like severe injury or untreated infection from causing tooth loss and discomfort. For more information on our approach to restorative dental care, then contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 today.