Extractions in Fulshear

When Would You Need An Extraction

If you have a tooth that is severely damaged, decayed, or infected beyond repair, it may need to be removed. Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, also require extractions when they are impinging on adjacent teeth or causing inflammation in the mouth.

A perform different types of teeth extractions in . Our leading dentistDr. Mariangela Smith, can extract your decayed, broken, or infected tooth to help alleviate your pain and prevent infections. We also have a specialist who comes to the office once a month to perform wisdom teeth extractions under IV sedation. This helps the patient be at ease and comfortable during the procedure.

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Tooth extractions have existed since the 5th century B.C. In the early ages, before the development of antibiotics, extractions were used to treat various illnesses and were commonly performed by local barbers without anesthetic.

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How Does The Tooth Extraction Process Work?

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The dentist will start by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth. Then, an elevator or other specialized instrument will be used to gently loosen the tooth before removal.

Depending on your case, your Fulshear dentist may make incisions into your gums to reach your tooth. This typically occurs if the tooth is broken or severely decayed. The dentist may place bone graft to improve healing of the bony ridge and sutures may be placed.

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After extracting your tooth, your dentist will provide instructions for proper care. The dentist will place gauze on the extraction area to help reduce bleeding and allow a blood clot to form. For a speedy recovery, your dentist may advise you to keep the extraction site clean, take medications as directed, and avoid strenuous activities for at least 48 hours.

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Basic extractions

Basic tooth extraction involves the removal of a tooth from its socket. This procedure removes a tooth that has been badly damaged, impacted, or infected. In this procedure, the dentist uses an instrument known as an elevator to gently loosen the affected tooth and forceps to pull it out.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth, sometimes known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. They often become impacted and can cause severe pain, damage, or infection. Wisdom tooth extraction may be needed to remove the teeth and surrounding tissue.

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When Is A Tooth Extraction Necessary?

At Collective Dentistry, we will always prioritize restoring the health of your child’s natural teeth to the best of our ability. However, when teeth are impacted, overcrowded, severely decayed, or infected, they can reach a point where extraction is the only option.

We can help your child navigate their options, make the extraction process as comfortable as possible, prevent issues with the eruption of the permanent teeth, and replace extracted adult teeth.

Extractions may be necessary to create more room for orthodontic treatment, when deciduous teeth do not fall out when they are supposed to, and when the tooth has become too damaged or loose to restore. Contact us at Collective Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mariangela Smith.

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Does A Tooth Extraction Hurt?

Your little one can rest assured that the extraction process is not at all painful. We do everything in our power to ensure that they feel no pain, feel at ease and don’t even have to be awake for the procedure if they don’t want to.

A local anesthetic is always administered to numb the mouth and eliminate the sensation of pain. In addition to this, sedation can for more complex extractions or treat dental anxiety. When sedation is used, your child may be conscious or unconscious during the procedure depending on the type but they will not remember what happened during the procedure either way and will feel completely relaxed.

The Extraction Process: What To Expect

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The process starts with a consultation in our office with Dr. Mariangela Smith. This will involve an oral exam and digital x-rays that can show us any damage or infection present in a tooth as well as other orthodontic problems or gum disease that may need to be treated with an extraction.

This will help us determine if an extraction is necessary or if your child would be a good candidate for a restorative procedure like a pulpotomy or root canal. If your child needs an extraction, we will review their medical history and discuss anesthesia & sedation options.

Before beginning the extraction process, we will numb your child’s mouth. In a basic extraction, we will use an appliance called a dental elevator to loosen the tooth and then remove it with forceps.

If your child has an impacted tooth or a tooth that has broken off at the gums, we will need to make a surgical incision into the gums first. Additional bone may need to be cut and the tooth is usually sectioned (cut into smaller fragments) before proceeding with the same extraction method.

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Tooth extractions can help prevent dental complications like tooth decay, pain, and infection.

If your dentist recommends an extraction, the procedure should be completed as soon as possible.

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