Dental Extraction in Houston

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Dental Extraction in Houston

If you’re scheduled for a tooth extraction in the upcoming months, or you’ve been thinking about one, OASIS Modern Dentistry & Orthodontics in Houston is more than ready to assist you.

Reasons for a Tooth Extraction

There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be pulled. Some common reasons are:

  • Crowding: In some cases, patients simply have too many teeth in their mouth. Some teeth may not be able to emerge because of a lack of space. For patients that may be considering orthodontics, a crowded mouth can make it almost impossible to properly align the teeth. If this is the case, Dr. Arthur may recommend a tooth extraction to make room in the mouth.
  • Damaged Teeth: At times, teeth may be damaged beyond repair. This may occur if severe trauma or decay has happened to the tooth.
  • Periodontal Disease: If infection due to gum disease has caused the teeth to become loose in the sockets, it may be in the patient’s best interest to pull the teeth.

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Dental Extraction Procedure

During a typical extraction, a local anesthetic will be injected before beginning the procedure. Depending on the patient, a heavier sedation method may be applied during this time as well.

This anesthetic will numb the area where the tooth will be extracted. The tooth will be elevated and grasped by dental instruments, then rocked back and forth to loosen the tooth so it can be removed.

Gauze will be applied following the tooth removal, and Dr. Arthur may even apply self-dissolving stitches to the area.

Tips for Recovery

When recovering from a tooth extraction in Houston, TX, it’s important to treat your mouth with extreme care. If painkillers are prescribed from OASIS Modern Dentistry & Orthodontics, be sure to take these according to the instructions on the packet. You may find it beneficial to ice the area as well.

If treated with care, you’ll soon forget you ever had a tooth extracted!

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