When a patient comes to us with a broken or fractured tooth, or one that sustains a serious injury, an extraction may be necessary. Often, people worry the procedure will be uncomfortable. Fortunately, we have steps to help ensure our Garland, TX, patients enjoy a comfortable extraction.
When Do We Extract A Tooth?
The most common reason we perform an extraction is to remove wisdom teeth. Also referred to as third molars, these are up to four additional teeth that will erupt in the rear of the mouth in our late teens or adulthood. For some, they pose no risk. However, for others impaction, infection, misalignment, and damaged teeth may develop. Thankfully, we can remove these teeth safely and comfortably. We also perform extractions for teeth loosened due to gum disease, or ones that have become infected or severely damaged. Removing a tooth in these circumstances prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth.
How Do You Avoid Discomfort?
We want to ensure our patients enjoy their time at the office. To minimize discomfort, we will administer a local anesthetic to the area around the tooth. For those with anxiety, we also have sedation dentistry. For example, IV sedation helps patients enter a deep state of relaxation, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. We then remove the tooth and provide detailed aftercare instruction.
Will My Removed Tooth Need Replacement?
While your wisdom teeth obviously won’t need replacement, what about teeth removed due to infection or damage? In thee situations, we can discuss possible replacement options. For example, a dental bridge, dental implant, or partial denture may provide strong and lifelike solutions to the gaps in your smile. If you have any questions about removing a tooth, our sedation options, or about our natural looking replacement options, then contact our team today.
Do You Have a Damaged or Loose Tooth?
If you have a tooth that needs to be removed, we can help. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.