Tooth Extraction Services in Rosenberg, TX

How Tooth Extractions Can Save Your Smile

Your natural teeth are an invaluable asset, and no artificial measure can fully replace the functionalities of a natural tooth. Our primary goal at Rosenberg Dental and Implant Center is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. However, if a tooth is impacted or has been damaged beyond repair, it will benefit your oral health to get that defective tooth removed. 

Although many people feel terrified at the prospect, we take utmost care to perform tooth extractions as quickly and comfortably as possible. Our Rosenberg, TX dental team, led by Dr. Samuel Collins has years of experience dealing with such cases, so you can rest assured your care is in the best hands. Call us at (281) 369-9242 to book an appointment or to learn more about our tooth extraction services.

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    Tooth Extractions

    What is Tooth Extraction?

    Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. There are two main types of tooth extraction, non-surgical and surgical. 

    Non-surgical extraction also called simple extraction, is the most common type of extraction. A simple extraction is used for teeth that are visible in the mouth, have enough tooth structure to grasp with instruments, and have healthy gum tissue around them. The dentist uses instruments like elevators and forceps to loosen the tooth and rock it out of the gum socket and front tooth socket first. This is usually done with local anesthesia.

    A surgical extraction is required for teeth that are not visible, are fractured below the gum line, have insufficient tooth structure to grasp, or have diseased bone around them. The dentist makes an incision in the gums to access the tooth and surrounding bone. Pieces of bone may need to be removed. The tooth is then fragmented and taken out in pieces if needed. 

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    Reasons You Might Need Tooth Extraction Services

    You may think preserving the natural teeth at all costs is the best protocol, and while it is true in most scenarios, some cases benefit from timely tooth extractions. Our Rosenberg, TX, dentists may recommend tooth extraction for the following possible reasons:

    • Severe Tooth Decay: If your tooth or teeth have been damaged extensively by dental caries, they may not be saved by dental restorations. In such situations, it is better to remove teeth.
    • Oral Infections: Infected teeth cause severe dental pain and limit normal oral functions. They may negatively affect your gum tissue and jawbone as well. Tooth removal can stop the spread of infection.
    • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Third molars or wisdom teeth often don’t erupt normally and are impacted in the jawbone. These teeth can often negatively affect other teeth and gum tissue, causing pain, infection, and crowding. Certain cases of wisdom tooth removal may require surgical extraction.
    • Orthodontic Cases: If your teeth are crowded or overlapping each other, we may suggest extraction of specific teeth as part of orthodontic treatment.
    • Primary Teeth Removal: Some baby teeth may not fall on their own and require professional help. We will extract these stubborn primary teeth to make room for permanent ones.

    Benefits of Tooth Extraction Services

    While the idea of losing a tooth can be cringe-inducing, there are several reasons to undergo tooth extraction services when necessary, some of which include the following:

    • Relieves Pain From Tooth Decay or Infection – Extracting an infected or decayed tooth causing pain and swelling can provide rapid relief.
    • Allows Treatment of Dental Abscesses – Abscesses at the root of a tooth often require extraction so the pus and bacteria can be removed. This allows the abscess to heal.
    • Prevents Spread of Infection – Infected teeth can spread bacteria to other parts of the mouth. Having the tooth pulled removes the source of infection.
    • Improves Ability to Chew – Removing severely damaged or crowded teeth can make chewing easier and improve bite alignment.
    • Makes Way for Orthodontic Treatment – People who need orthodontic treatment such as braces sometimes have teeth extracted to create room for the remaining teeth to be straightened.
    • Aids With Denture Fitting – Removing remaining teeth provides the necessary space for dentures to be properly fitted and worn.
    • Lower Risk of Infection Before Surgery – Teeth likely to become problematic are extracted before procedures like joint replacement to prevent infections.
    • Removes Potentially Cancerous Teeth – Teeth with tumors or cysts that could become cancerous may be extracted as a precautionary measure.
    • Allows Access for Root Canal Treatment – In some cases, a tooth may be extracted so a root canal procedure can be performed on the portion of the tooth below the gumline.

    The Tooth Extraction Process

    Consultation

    At Rosenberg Dental and Implant Center, the tooth extraction process starts with a comprehensive consultation. Dr. Collins or Dr. Hatcher will perform a detailed oral exam and take x-rays of the tooth requiring extraction. They will discuss your medical history, dental health, and the reasons for the extraction. Options like root canal therapy, dental crowns, or dental fillings will be explored before determining if extraction is the best treatment. The routine extraction procedure will be explained, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions.

    Preparation

    Once the decision to extract a tooth has been made, preparations will be made for the procedure. For simple extractions, this may just involve numbing the area with a local anesthetic. Surgical extractions require more extensive local anesthetic as well as sedation or general anesthesia. 

    Antibiotics may be prescribed ahead of time if infection is present. You will be given pre-op instructions like not eating for a certain time beforehand. One of our skilled assistants will get you situated in the treatment room.

    Tooth Extraction

    During the extraction, your Rosenberg dentist will utilize advanced techniques to carefully loosen and remove the tooth or tooth fragments. For surgical extractions used for impacted or broken teeth, some bone may be removed and the tooth sectioned into pieces. For simple extractions, tools like dental elevators and forceps are used to lift the tooth out. Bleeding is controlled and the socket is thoroughly cleaned before sutures are placed if needed.

    Tooth Extraction Aftercare

    After having a tooth pulled, proper aftercare is vital to your oral health. Our Rosenberg dentists recommend the following to help make sure the healing process goes smoothly:

    1. Take Any Prescribed Medications as Directed – This usually includes pain medications, antibiotics, and oral rinse. Take pain relievers before numbness wears off.
    2. Apply Ice Packs to Reduce Swelling – Use ice packs on the area, switching them out every 20 minutes or so during the first 24 hours after extraction.
    3. Drink Lots of Fluids – Stay hydrated by drinking extra water, as well as juices or smoothies if tolerated.
    4. Eat Soft, Nutritious Foods – Avoid hard and crunchy foods. Eat soft foods for the first few days, including foods like mashed potatoes, yogurt, applesauce, and soup.
    5. Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, & Hot Food – These substances can irritate the extraction site, dissolve the blood clot, and impede healing. Avoid them for the first few days.
    6. Don’t Smoke or Use Straws – Avoid smoking and drinking with straws, as the suction can dislodge the blood clot from the extraction site and delay healing.
    7. Control Bleeding – Place gauze on the extraction site and bite down to stop bleeding. If it persists, try tea bags or moistened black tea.
    8. Practice Good Oral Hygiene – Gently brush and floss around the extraction site, avoiding the socket itself as it heals. Rinse with salt water.
    9. Reduce Activity – Take it easy for the first 24 hours after undergoing tooth extraction services. Avoid strenuous activity while the site is healing.
    10. Watch For Complications – If you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, or fever, call us at (281) 369-9242 right away.
    11. Attend Follow-Up Appointments – See your Rosenberg, TX dentist as scheduled to monitor healing and discuss plans for tooth replacement if needed.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What is the recovery time after a tooth extraction?

    Recovery time depends on the complexity of the procedure needed to remove the teeth and your healing ability. For simple extractions, recovery may only take three to five days. With surgical extractions, especially of impacted or fractured teeth, recovery can take seven to ten days. Complete healing often takes several weeks to months.

    How long does bleeding last after a tooth extraction?

    Some oozing of blood is normal for the first 24 hours. It should steadily decrease over the next several hours and stop within a day or two. Excessive or uncontrolled bleeding that continues for several hours may signify a complication.

    Is a tooth extraction painful?

    During the procedure you will be numbed so should not feel pain. After it wears off, mild to moderate pain is common for several days. Prescription pain medicine helps with pain relief and controls discomfort. Severe pain that worsens or persists could signify a complication.

    Are tooth extraction services covered by insurance?

    Most dental insurance plans provide some coverage for tooth extractions, with basic extractions covered at a higher percentage after deductibles are met. The amount paid depends on your specific coinsurance and annual maximum, with surgical extractions often covered at a lower percentage than routine ones. To determine your exact dental extraction benefits and out-of-pocket costs, check the details of your unique dental insurance policy.

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    Call Today For Tooth Extraction Services, The Right Way!

    While no one wants to lose their natural teeth, there are times when tooth extraction is the best option for your health and comfort. The skilled dentists at Rosenberg Dental and Implant Center emphasize preventive care so you can keep your teeth as long as possible. However, if extraction becomes necessary, you can trust Dr. Collins, Dr. Hatcher, and our caring staff will make the procedure as quick and painless as possible. 

    Call our Rosenberg, TX dental office today at (281) 369-9242 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. We are committed to providing high-quality extraction services so you can get back to comfortably eating, smiling, and living life!

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