When we tell you that you would benefit from a tooth extraction, it can be quite a shock to hear. After all, the general goal of most dental procedures is to preserve your healthy smile. This means that when we remove a tooth, it is to best serve your overall oral health. This procedure helps prevent advanced decay from spreading when a tooth is too unhealthy for a conventional filling or dental crown. We could also perform this treatment if a root canal fails to fully remove all foreign material that causes an infection. Whatever the case, think of tooth extraction as the first step toward receiving a custom dental prosthesis. After removing your tooth, we will discuss your options for restoring your smile, such as bridges and dental implants.
At your Katy, TX, dental practice, we are standing by to help you respond to sudden dental emergencies. Sometimes a physical injury or sporting accident breaks a tooth so severely that a repair is not possible. In this instance removing the tooth allows us to stop the source of your intense pain. We perform all oral surgeries with the highest degree of care, and you can rest assured that tooth removal is a tried and tested method for restoring oral health and healing your smile.
When You Require A Tooth Extraction
Why would your dentist tell you it is time to pull a tooth? If it has been longer than you would like to admit since your last cleaning or checkup, tooth decay may lurk undetected. As the decay process eats away at your healthy material, it risks jumping to neighboring teeth and continuing to destroy your smile. We recommend removing teeth when a restorative procedure is unable to repair the tooth after cleaning decay. We often perform this procedure when encountering the primary cause of missing teeth, gum disease. As inflammation eats at the connective tissue supporting your smile, extraction becomes necessary to prepare your smile to receive a set of dentures. If you would like to learn more about fighting periodontal disease, let us know.
Sedation Provides Comfort During Your Procedure
Because removing a tooth can come with a bit of anxiety, we offer a range of dental sedation methods to calm your nerves beyond your general anesthetic. More serious forms of sedation affect your ability to operate vehicles, so please consider asking a friend or family member to drop you off and pick you up from your appointment.
Talk To Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Oral Surgery
When we extract a tooth, it is to prepare your smile for additional restoration. 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.