Though no one wants to have a tooth extracted, there are situations where it becomes necessary for the sake of your overall oral health. Our dentist in 77057 may need to remove teeth due to:
Anesthesia can be used for the procedure, whether conscious sedation or general anesthesia. There are two types of tooth extractions. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth (erupted). The dentist near 77057 will loosen the tooth with a tool called an elevator, then remove it with forceps. A more complicated procedure is a surgical extraction, for when the tooth has not fully erupted. This extraction is often performed by an oral surgeon at our dentistry near 77057. It requires a small incision to be made into the gums in order to access the tooth. It may be necessary to remove some of the bone around the tooth as well as the tooth itself, or to cut the tooth in half in order to successfully extract it.