Safely Extracting A Tooth During An Emergency Visit

Unfortunately, a serious dental injury or advanced cavity can make tooth extraction necessary even when you promptly seek treatment from your dentist. If it is necessary to do so, your Katy, TX dentist can perform a tooth extraction during an emergency dental procedure. Doing so can help in several ways. The removal of a problem tooth can stop issues with active pain or sensitivity. It can also protect you against a potential spread of bacteria beyond the tooth. By arranging your extraction in the office, you can have it done responsibly without negatively affecting your neighboring teeth. Once this work is complete, we can make plans to restore your full smile through implant dentistry.

The Importance Of Having Access To Emergency Dental Care

Even if it is too late to save a tooth, it is important to take advantage of emergency dental services when you have urgent problems with your oral health. If you wait too long to deal with a problem, an infection that has started to impact your tooth can spread and cause more problems for your oral health. Waiting on treatment also means spending more time in pain, which can negatively affect your quality of life and interfere with your ability to bite and chew.

Why A Safe Tooth Extraction May Be Important For Restoring Your Oral Health

If there is not a way for us to save your tooth, we can still restore your oral health by carefully removing an infected or badly hurt tooth and making plans to replace it. Your dentist can take care to remove a tooth while minimizing your discomfort and protecting neighboring teeth against problems. Once this is done, we can make sure there are no complications with your oral health that need to be addressed, and we can talk to you about what the right prosthetic dental treatment can involve.

We Can Also Make Plans To Replace Your Lost Tooth

Implant dentistry gives us the means to permanently replace a lost tooth without modifying neighboring teeth. A restoration will be secured to a dental implant that is set into your jawbone. When you have healed sufficiently after your implant is placed, you can return to have a custom dental crown set in place to provide long-term support for your smile and bite.

Our Katy, TX Dentist’s Office Can Help You During A Dental Emergency

Through a careful tooth extraction, your dentist can remove a problem tooth to stop it from causing problems for your oral health, and so we can make plans to restore your full smile with a dental implant-held restoration. If you have questions about our emergency services, or if there is anything else that we can help you with, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849!