Tooth Extractions in Bellaire, TX
Getting a tooth pulled may not be your first thought when visiting the dentist, but there are times when removing a tooth is necessary for your dental and overall health. At Tara Dental Group in Bellaire, you can get the dental care you need with our advance extraction techniques and procedures.
Extractions require removing the tooth completely from its socket. There are a few reasons this could be necessary, including:
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Extra teeth in the mouth
- Baby teeth have not fallen out
- Orthodontic treatment
- Radiation treatment
- Infections in teeth
- Wisdom teeth
Your dentist will consider other treatment methods and discuss the options with you. Removing teeth is usually a last resort, as our goal is to make sure your teeth last a lifetime like they are meant to.
Your dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth to assess how to remove the tooth with minimal discomfort. If wisdom teeth are being removed, then a panoramic x-ray will be used, as it can get a picture of all teeth at once.
Anesthesia may be used during the procedure in the form of an IV. Your dentist will either use conscious sedation or general anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable during the procedure and do not feel any pain. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, including not to eat or drink anything several hours before having the extraction done.
Your teeth may be removed by a simple extraction or a surgical extraction. Simple extractions use an elevator to loosen the tooth and then forceps are used to remove it from the socket. Surgical extractions require cutting into the gums and cutting the tooth, extracting it in pieces if necessary.
At Tara Dental Group, your teeth will be preserved for as long as possible. However, if we have to extract a tooth, you will be getting comprehensive care from trained and knowledgeable dental professionals in Bellaire. After the procedure, you can rest and return to your daily life – but do not forget to discuss options for your replacement tooth with our office.