While maintaining your natural teeth is ideal, extractions are sometimes necessary to preserve your oral health. At Advanced Dentistry, cosmetic and general dentists Varghese John, DMD, Sanaz Rouhani, DDS, and their team perform extractions for damaged and decayed teeth as well as wisdom teeth. Tooth extraction may help relieve pain and prevent an infection from spreading. To make an appointment, call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, or book online today.
A tooth extraction removes the crown and root portion of a tooth. This procedure carefully extracts the tooth from your gums to relieve pain, prevent infection, and improve your oral health. There are three types of extractions that the providers perform at Advanced Dentistry:
If your dentist recommends a simple extraction, the affected tooth is fully visible above the gumline. Your provider uses a dental elevator to loosen the tooth, and then pull it out. The procedure is fast, minimally invasive, and requires little to no downtime.
A surgical extraction removes teeth that are fully or partially trapped beneath the gumline. Extractions that require surgery are more complex than simple alternatives.
During this procedure, your provider makes a small incision in the gums to remove the tooth. Sometimes, teeth trapped beneath the gumline are fractured, so your provider may need to remove it in pieces.
Wisdom teeth are the final molars that erupt in the back of your mouth. Also called your third molars, wisdom teeth typically appear between ages 17 and 21. Your jaw is already developed by the time your wisdom teeth emerge, and you may not have enough room to support these teeth.
As a result, wisdom teeth can grow irregularly. Some wisdom teeth grow sideways and push on your surrounding teeth, while others break apart. Removing wisdom teeth is essential in many cases to prevent pain, decay, and infection.
Extractions are usually the last resort. Your provider always attempts to save a permanent tooth if they can. A tooth extraction may be necessary if you’re in pain or the tooth is threatening your oral health. Common reasons for extractions include:
Your provider may also extract an abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled sac that can develop at the root of your tooth. If an abscess ruptures, it can cause severe pain and spread bacteria into your bloodstream.
To learn more about tooth extractions, make an appointment by calling the Advanced Dentistry office or booking online today.
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