Dental Extractions in Spring Branch, TX
While a dental extraction can sound scary and intimidating, our expert Spring Branch dentists at Spring Branch Dental Group make the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible for you. An extraction is an important procedure to remove teeth that are diseased, decayed or beyond saving, before they affect the rest of your teeth and impact your oral health.
Contact us today at (832) 548-1533 for an appointment to preserve and protect your oral health while having a comfortable dental experience.
What Is Dental Extraction?
Our dentists may recommend a dental extraction if a tooth is beyond saving and irreversibly damaged, such as in the case of periodontal disease, traumatic injury, severe decay, or infection.
Are Dental Extractions Painful?
A tooth extraction is an invasive procedure, but the good news is that patients report that the procedure is less painful than they anticipated. Our experienced dentists can use a combination of local anesthetic and oral sedation in order to make your dental extraction in Spring Branch as comfortable as possible.
Do I Need A Dental Extraction?
- Cracked, fractured or otherwise damaged teeth
- Gum disease, such as periodontitis and gingivitis
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
- Pain when chewing or eating foods
- Extremely sensitive teeth, especially with hot or cold foods
- Severely decayed teeth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Tooth decay that impacts surrounding teeth
- Problems with your bite, such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
In order to understand if a dental extraction is necessary, we perform thorough oral examinations and x-rays of your mouth. An extraction may be recommended if you suffer from severe gum disease, severe tooth decay or other serious oral problems.
You should schedule your dental extraction in Spring Branch at Spring Branch Dental Group as soon as possible to minimize discomfort and allow your treatment to begin quickly. You can schedule an appointment by calling (832) 548-1533.
How Long Does a Dental Extraction Take?
The Dental Extraction Procedure
Our dentists will start your extraction by numbing the problem tooth with a local anesthetic before making a small incision into the gums around the tooth. They will then use specialized tools to remove the tooth, either in one piece or in fragments. The dental extraction ends with cleaning out blood and debris, stitching the wound back up and applying a gauze pad.
Patients can expect to experience mild to moderate discomfort after a dental extraction procedure. Our dentists will advise you on the best aftercare practices to ensure a smooth recovery from your dental extraction at our Spring Branch, TX dental care practice.