Teeth are some of the most durable surfaces in your body, but they can break or become damaged over time. While the goal should never be to have tooth removal if it can be avoided, there are some situations where tooth extraction becomes necessary. When that is the case, or you think it may be, we encourage you to call Lovett Dental West U for an appointment. Our team of dental experts has plenty of solutions to offer you.
When Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?
There are many situations where tooth extraction becomes necessary. Our goal is always to ensure the long-term health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. To do that, we sometimes have to perform tooth removal. This may be the case when the tooth is:
- Damaged beyond repair
- Shattered in an accident
- Badly decayed
- Split deep into the root
In some situations, this may be necessary to reduce overcrowding of the teeth. Gum disease, including severe periodontal disease, may also damage the teeth so much that they need to be removed using specialty dental services.
Pain-Free Teeth Extractions Are Possible
Do not put off tooth extraction because you are worried about pain. In fact, the longer you wait, the more likely you will experience pain before you receive treatment. That is why we encourage tooth extraction as soon as possible.
During teeth extractions, we can offer sedation dentistry to help reduce any discomfort you may feel. This may include local or general anesthesia, depending on the severity of the condition and the treatment options available to you.
Simple Teeth Extractions
Whenever possible, we aim to use simple tooth removal. This process will remove the damaged tooth using local anesthesia. It may be an option for you if you have a fully exposed tooth that has damage to it. We may also be able to use this method if the damage is from an accidental injury. This is the fastest solution and might be the best way to prevent further infections or damage.
Complex Teeth Extractions
Some situations do not allow for a simple tooth removal. For instance, the tooth may be broken into many pieces. It may have significant damage not just to the part that can be seen but also under the gum. You may need more complex treatment if you have infections as well. In this type of case, we may recommend the use of an oral surgeon. If this occurs, we may use general anesthesia to allow you to sleep through the process so you do not feel any pain.
Recovery and Healing from tooth Removal
Tooth extraction can seem like a big process, but it may be easier than you think. Your teeth and gums are likely to heal quickly and allow you to start thinking about ways to fill in that process. Once your gums are healed fully, we may then recommend ways to fill in that opening. This may include:
- Full or partial dentures
- Dental implant procedures
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental veneer procedures
- Oral surgery options
At the same time, we may also encourage you to take steps to improve your oral health. If periodontal disease caused the decay and damage, we might recommend deep cleanings and treatments. You may need help with infections. When you come in for tooth extraction in our office, you get exceptional care and attention to all of your oral health needs.
Improve Your Oral Health with an Appointment at Lovett Dental West U
Tooth extraction can seem scary because you’re not sure what to expect. At Lovett Dental West U, we provide comprehensive teeth extractions while minimizing any pain to you. If you need tooth removal or you are unsure what options are available to you, call our team for an appointment. Call 832.500.8119 to learn more.