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When We Suggest Extracting Your Problem Tooth

Woman in dental pain

If your dentist suggests removing one of your teeth, it can be an alarm. After all, the goal of most dental procedures is to preserve the health and wellness of your smile. But sometimes taking out one of your teeth is best for your overall health. In these situations, think of tooth extraction as simply the first step in receiving a quality restoration to return your smile’s function and appearance.

At your Katy, TX dental practice, we perform oral surgery in addition to your preventive cleanings and examinations. Because oral problems can happen when you least expect them, we also provide emergency appointments to treat pain and injuries as soon as they occur. If you have severe pain or trauma in one of your teeth, call us right away to explore how to best repair your smile. If we decide to remove the tooth, we will carefully explain how to restore your smile over the coming weeks.

Why We Pull Your Tooth

What can happen to your smile that requires pulling out a tooth? When a case of tooth decay becomes so severe that we cannot treat it with a common dental filling or crown, we may suggest pulling the tooth. This can help treat pain, as well as prevent the decay from jumping to other teeth in your smile. We extract teeth when you have serious breaks or fractures that cannot be repaired also. If you have a bacterial infection inside the pulp chamber of one of your teeth, we may remove it when root canal therapy fails to clean the entire bacterial deposit. We also take out teeth when you have few remaining to help prepare your mouth to receive a set of dentures. This procedure is generally the last option when more conservative treatments have failed to heal your smile.

Taking Your Comfort Seriously

We know that the idea of tooth removal can cause anxiety. You may wonder if the surgery is going to be painful or hurt while you recover. By taking time to answer these questions thoroughly, we hope to make you feel at ease before your procedure. We also offer dental sedation services to help you feel calm while we perform your surgery. Modern anesthetics ensure you will experience no pain throughout. You may even hardly remember the tooth extraction after completing the surgery.

Talk To Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Oral Surgery

When we suggest removing one of your teeth, we take the job quite seriously. While losing a tooth is no fun, it can set up your smile for rapid improvement. To learn more about how our team can gently extract your tooth, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.