As oral surgeons, our main priority is preserving your teeth and your oral health. However, there are certain situations in which the best option for your health is removing a tooth. A tooth extraction is typically a last resort, after restorative procedures — dental fillings, root canals, apicoectomies — have failed. Our doctors may recommend a tooth extraction if they feel that doing so will protect the health of your gums, bone, and other teeth. When you visit our office in Bellaire, TX, we will perform a consultation to determine if an extraction is the right choice for you.
Why do teeth need to be extracted?
Failing to take care of your teeth properly is one of the most common causes of dental health problems. When your problems cannot be solved with a restorative procedure, you may require a tooth extraction. Other conditions that generally lead to an extraction include the following:
- Tooth or gum infections
- Injuries that result in cracked or broken teeth
- Dental crowding
- Extensive tooth decay
- Loose teeth caused by jaw bone deterioration
The presence of damaged or infected teeth can be not only uncomfortable but also a risk to your overall health and quality of life. Removing a tooth can alleviate pain and prevent any problems from spreading or getting worse.
What happens after my tooth is extracted?
Many patients who need to have a tooth removed worry about the after effects. Fortunately, our practice in Bellaire, TX, offers a variety of tooth replacement options, including dental implants. A dental implant can restore a tooth with a natural-looking and fully functional replacement. Oftentimes, a dental implant can be placed during the same procedure as the extraction, meaning you won’t have to worry about hiding your smile.
Tooth Extraction at Bellaire Facial, Oral & Dental Implant Surgery
If you’re suffering from tooth pain, infection, or decay, and you think you may need a tooth removed, we encourage you to contact our office in Bellaire, TX. When you visit our office for a consultation, one of our doctors can examine your tooth and determine if it can be saved or if it requires extraction. If you need an extraction, we can develop a treatment plan to help you restore your tooth and your smile. We look forward to seeing you and helping you restore your oral function.