No one enjoys hearing their dentist say they need to remove one of their teeth. However, tooth extraction is generally the last option available for restoring your overall oral health when a problem tooth risks compromising the rest of your smile. If this happens to you, think of tooth removal as part of the total process of replacing a missing tooth with a quality prosthetic. When all is said and done, we can enhance your smile’s function and appearance after pulling one of your teeth.
At your Katy, TX, dental office, our goal is to help preserve the total health of your smile. To accomplish this task, we may perform oral surgery to take out a tooth that we are unable to repair. If you have a painful emergency, we are standing by to see you at a moment’s notice. When this happens, do not hesitate to call our practice. After pulling your tooth, we will explain how to care for your socket while we discuss your options for restoring your smile.
Why We Suggest Removing Your Tooth
What events necessitate pulling out one of your teeth? When you neglect to attend checkups and cleanings on a regular biannual basis, decay can build within your smile for months or years at a time. This means a cavity can become so severe that it destroys too much natural material to hold a restoration such as a dental filling or crown. When this happens, extracting your tooth can protect your remaining teeth from the spread of decay and treat any pain from the exposed problem tooth. Similarly, physical trauma can cause breaks and fractures that remove too much material for proper repair.
If you wake with a toothache that does not dissipate within a day, it can signal a dangerous infection. When this happens, we perform root canal therapy to remove foreign material and restore your tooth. However, there are instances where this procedure fails, and your infection remains. We then suggest tooth extraction to prevent the spread of your infection.
Sedation Services For Oral Surgery
Before performing your tooth extraction, we will discuss techniques to manage your comfort. If you have anxiety or feel unwell about the idea of surgery, we can provide dental sedation to calm your nerves. Depending on the level of sedation, we may ask that you arrange transportation to and from our office before your procedure.
Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Oral Surgery
Removing one of your teeth can lead to immediate improvement in your oral health. We will do everything in our power to comfort you through your upcoming procedure. To find out more about how our team can extract your tooth, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.