What Are Tooth Extractions?
As a family-owned practice, our team at Made Ya Smile in Rosenberg, TX is committed to giving each our patients the compassionate and personalized care they deserve to achieve their best oral health results. Although we do our best to protect and preserve a person’s natural teeth, there are some circumstances where removing a tooth is the best way to improve a person’s oral health. our dentist may suggest a tooth extraction in some situations, including events where teeth have been irreparably damaged if advanced bone loss has occurred, if teeth have been impacted, or if there are decayed or abscessed teeth. For our younger patients, tooth extraction can be a great way to gently remove a stubborn baby tooth or to otherwise help an ongoing orthodontic treatment plan.
Our dentist has extensive experience in techniques related to tooth extraction while still preserving the overall health of your mouth. Our team regularly performs both simple and surgical tooth extractions along with offering sedation options to help you remain comfortable while the procedure is taking place. Sometimes losing a tooth is the only way to improve the health of your mouth, and we are always ready to help you with the process while providing a comfortable and positive experience. Be sure to contact our office today to schedule an appointment if you need help removing a tooth.
What Happens During the Tooth Extraction Process?
Sometimes taking a tooth out can be the ideal solution for improving the overall health of your smile. Based on your specific situation, a tooth can be extracted with a simple or surgical procedure. Simple tooth extractions are performed when a tooth has already fully erupted and can be taken out of the mouth using forceps. If a tooth has been broken at the gumline, has yet to erupt, or is impacted inside the bone and other tissue, then a surgical extraction will be needed. To carry out this type of removal, our dentist will create an incision along the gumline to access the tooth in question. Our team will always use a gentle and professional technique for handling your tooth extraction, and we make it a priority to be sure that you are comfortable and safe during this process.
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When Is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
Extracting a tooth can be the ideal solution in situations where a tooth is not in a condition to be restored. Our experienced team will always make their best effort to restore or otherwise repair a tooth that has been broken, cracked, decayed, worn down, or is abscessed using fillings or another restorative treatment before suggesting an extraction. In certain situations, taking a tooth out is the only way to preserve or improve the overall oral health of your mouth. Younger patients can sometimes benefit from having a tooth extracted as a means of creating needed space for orthodontic treatment or to support proper jaw development during the eruption of adult teeth. Our talent team is always ready to help you decide if an extraction is a good choice to protect your oral health.
Tooth extractions could be suggested by our team in the following situations:
• Impacted or problematic wisdom teeth
• Abscessed or infected teeth
• Advanced bone loss around teeth
• Orthodontic treatment plans
• Severely decayed, broken, or worn teeth
• Stubborn baby teeth
Simple Vs. Surgical Tooth Extractions
During a consultation with our team to discuss extraction, we will be happy to go over the sedation options that are available if you are feeling nervous or anxious about the procedure. When it is time for your extraction, we will use a local anesthetic to make sure that your tooth, nerves, gums, and bones are numbed. Before continuing with the extraction we will be sure that the area is completely numb. Our team has years of experience with the removal of teeth, and we will be sure to take all precautions to make certain there is a minimal impact on any surrounding tissue. Our skilled dentist will be using specialized tools to remove your tooth that gently lift the tooth from the socket. We will also create an incision at this time to better access the tooth if required. Our team will always use the least invasive methods available in any situation to ensure that your overall oral health is preserved. Sutures can be used in some situations to close an extraction site, and we will also give you information on the best methods for caring for your mouth after the procedure has finished.
Recovery After a Tooth Extraction
For a few days after your tooth is extracted, it is important to properly follow our instructions to make sure that proper healing can occur. Be sure to avoid spitting, drinking through a straw, and even smoking until your extraction sites are fully healed. These types of activities can cause a dry socket, which is a condition that involves the disruption or dislodging of a clot that was covering the bone. If you experience any swelling in areas of your jaw or face a cold compress will typically resolve the problem. We may prescribe antibiotics if your tooth was infected or abscessed. Our team can also recommend the right over-the-counter pain relievers or even write a prescription for pain medication to help you be as comfortable as possible while recovering. Additional instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums will also be provided.
Be sure to reach out to our team immediately if you experience excessive bleeding, are in severe pain, or if any other issues are causing you discomfort. To be sure that the healing process is proceeding correctly, we will schedule a follow-up appointment at our Rosenberg, TX office. We will be happy to also discuss options for replacing the extracted teeth to ensure that the health of your smile is preserved. Maintaining a proper schedule for brushing and flossing at home is also an important part of protecting your oral health.
Will Insurance Cover Tooth Extractions?
Simple and surgical tooth removal procedures are typically covered, at least partially, by most dental insurance providers. Keep in mind that sedation services may be deemed as an out-of-pocket expense. A member of our financial team will be sure to reach out to your provider to review your insurance plan and coverage before beginning the procedure. Our team here at Made Ya Smile wants all of our patients to have the oral health care they need for a happy, confident smile. To accomplish this, our office accepts several payment methods, and we are ready to work with you to find affordable medical financing if needed to make sure that your treatment goals are achievable.
Gentle Tooth Removal
Extracting a tooth can sometimes be the best option for improving your oral health. Our friendly dentist and our experienced team will make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. If you or your family members need a tooth extraction, then you can be confident that you will receive the best possible care during your time with us. Removing a tooth that is broken, impacted, infected, or is causing other types of harm to your smile could be the best choice to achieve improved oral health. Made Ya Smile in Rosenberg, TX is a family-owned practice that offers a wide variety of general and cosmetic dental procedures, and our skilled team will be happy to discuss the various options for a natural-looking tooth replacement. Be sure to contact our office today to schedule your consultation for more information about tooth extractions and our other dental procedures.