When there is not a way to save a tooth in poor health, an extraction can be performed. This procedure is sometimes needed during an emergency dental appointment, as a tooth could be infected or injured so badly there is no way to treat it. In this situation, your Katy, TX dentist will carefully perform the tooth extraction so that the problem is no longer affecting your oral health. When this is done, we can make plans to restore your smile with a dental prosthetic. Through the placement of a dental implant, it is possible to keep a replacement tooth securely in place so that it provides functional as well as cosmetic support.
Is Extraction Always Necessary When A Dental Injury Occurs?
A tooth extraction is a measure of last resort, meaning it will only be done if there is no other treatment that might help your tooth. A problem that calls for emergency treatment is sometimes serious enough to make extraction necessary. Under this circumstance, your dentist will inform you of what is happening, and why an extraction needs to take place. We can take care to minimize discomfort during the procedure, and also to ensure that the tooth is safely removed without creating any problems for your oral health.
Safely Removing A Badly Hurt Tooth
During an extraction procedure, your dentist will take care to remove your tooth so that any discomfort is minimized. With the exception of wisdom teeth removal, extractions are followed by plans to put a replacement tooth in place to give a person back their complete smile. In addition to offering cosmetic benefits, a dental prosthetic can provide valuable bite support. Because we use dental implants to hold restorations, your replacement can also help keep neighboring teeth stable.
What Can I Expect From My Replacement Tooth?
With a dental implant in place to hold your replacement tooth, you can feel comfortable when you smile, bite, and chew. The implant is secured through placement directly into your jawbone. Over time, your jaw will recover from this – the healing process involves a gradual fusing of the bone to your post. Once an appropriate healing period has passed, you can return to have the prosthetic tooth put in place on your implant!
Your Katy, TX Dentist Is Ready To Restore Your Smile After A Dental Emergency!
At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients when they need treatment for an urgent oral health matter. If there is no other treatment option available, we can make plans to safely extract a tooth before working on plans to provide you with a durable and lifelike replacement! To find out more, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, at 832-437-3849.