Dental Extractions in Cinco Ranch, TX
A dental extraction is an important procedure performed to prevent infection and disease from spreading through a dead tooth. Extraction reduces the chances that you will face complications in the future, serving to protect your oral health.
Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry performs dental extractions in Cinco Ranch, TX for a variety of patients requiring dental care. Call us at (281) 407-5442 to schedule an appointment.
What Is A Dental Extraction?
A dental extraction refers to the removal of a tooth or teeth from your mouth. This procedure is typically performed when a tooth has been found to be irreversibly damaged by either decay, fracture, or periodontal disease. Some extractions, such as wisdom tooth extractions, may be performed to prevent future complications, as wisdom teeth can commonly become impacted.
A dentist may also consider performing a tooth extraction if it is deemed that the best course of action for you is to have your tooth pulled and replaced with an alternative treatment, such as an implant.
During the procedure, a dentist will administer sedation to minimize discomfort while they work to remove the decayed or damaged tooth. This is done in conjunction with local anesthetic, allowing them access to the specific area without causing significant discomfort.
At Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry, our dental staff comprises expert dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons that can tackle even the most complex dental extractions at our Cinco Ranch, TX clinic.
Signs That You May Need A Dental Extraction
If one of your teeth is causing you problems, there are several signs that you should see your dentist regarding the need for a dental extraction. These include:
- Tooth cracks or fractures
- Tooth pain due to bleeding and swelling
- Decayed tooth or jawbone damage
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Gum disease
- Pain when chewing or swallowing food
- Swelling of the jawbone and/or gums in an area around the damaged tooth
A dental extraction can help to protect your teeth from future damage if you have an infection or infection-causing bacteria present within an otherwise healthy tooth socket.
Not sure about whether you need a dental extraction? The expert dentists at Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry can help with your questions or concerns. We have significant experience performing dental extractions in Cinco Ranch, TX. Get in touch with us at (281) 407-5442.
Preparing For A Dental Extraction
A dental extraction is a relatively short procedure, and is relatively straightforward except in cases where a tooth is very close to a facial nerve or needs to be extracted in fragments.
You may be asked to maintain very stringent oral hygiene and keep the extraction area clean. Your dentist may prescribe a course of antibiotics for you before your surgery, to help decrease the chances of infection.
Make sure you inform your dentist if you have any conditions that could complicate the surgery, such as:
- High blood pressure / hypertension
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Thyroid disorders
- Allergies to specific medication
- Infected gum tissue or bone (periodontitis)
If you need help preparing for your tooth extraction in Cinco Ranch, TX, the expert dentists at Cinco Ranch Family Dentistry can help. Call us at (281) 407-5442.