Tooth Extractions in Katy


Removing Teeth to Restore Your Smile

You might not automatically associate tooth extraction with good dental health, but in some cases, removing a troublesome tooth is the best thing you can do for your smile. In cases where a tooth is too damaged for restorative dentistry to fix it, or cannot function properly because of extensive decay or gum disease, extracting the tooth can allow your dentist to successfully restore your smile’s good health and function. Some of the most common reasons for requiring tooth extraction include:

  • Lack of supportive tissue and jawbone structure due to extreme gum disease.
  • Severely damaged teeth, or teeth with damaged roots.
  • Wisdom teeth that have become impacted and cannot erupt properly.
  • Teeth that are so misaligned they interfere with corrective orthodontic treatment.
  • And more.

Replacement After Extraction

With the exception of some cases, particularly wisdom teeth, most tooth extraction procedures should be followed by an appropriate tooth replacement procedure to preserve your bite’s balance and function. In many cases, the best option for replacing an extracted tooth is a single tooth implant and lifelike dental crown. An implant and crown replace the root of your lost tooth as well as the attractive crown above the gum line, making it the most lifelike tooth replacement option.

Ask Your Dentist About Tooth Extraction

If you have a tooth that cannot be restored, then talk to your dentist about the advantages of tooth extraction. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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