Tooth Extractions in Odessa, TX
Sometimes the need for tooth extraction is inevitable. Even the most diligent dental hygiene habits can’t always prevent tooth loss. A tooth extraction might be recommended for any number of reasons including gum disease, bone loss, or overcrowding. Tooth extraction may be the only option if a tooth is severely damaged due to a crack, chip, fracture, decay, or infection. Bottom line, your dentist will do everything possible to avoid extracting a tooth if alternative solutions such as a root canal, filling, or crown are possible; because like you, their main goal is to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Types of Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions are routine minor surgeries for your dentist. The tooth’s roots and location in the mouth will determine if it will be a simple extraction or a surgical extraction.
Your comfort is a top priority for us, and during extraction, we will make sure the procedure is as painless as possible. Prior to any extraction, the area will be completely numb and if any questions arise beforehand, just ask.
The simple extraction is straightforward. This method is used for most extractions on teeth that are visible, whereas the surgical extraction is necessary for teeth that are not completely erupted past the gumline or in instances where the tooth is badly damaged or broken beneath the gumline. Because the surgical extraction is more in-depth, general anesthesia is often used.
If your dentist recommends a tooth extraction in Odessa, we will do our best to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you. Contact our office today to learn more about tooth extractions and to schedule your consultation today.
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