WHAT IS A DENTAL EXTRACTION
Do you need an extraction?
On occasion, one or more teeth may become problematic due to improper care, decay, or even injury. In these situations, extracting the tooth or teeth in question may be the preferred treatment. If left intact, these teeth can cause further issue with the gums and surrounding teeth. Prior to removal, we will carefully inspect the teeth in question and take x-rays to diagnose further. Once the structure of the tooth and bone are noted, we can make notes and refer you to an oral surgeon if needed. This is especially important if the extraction is expected to be challenging.
Extractions Are Useful When
Wisdom teeth extraction
While it may be necessary to remove normal teeth, wisdom teeth may present further challenges. Since wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles and put pressure on healthy teeth, removal is typically recommended. These teeth are located at the back of your mouth behind your molars and are typically considered “extra teeth” that serve no true purpose. However, these teeth can become trapped under the gums or become impacted, which can adversely affect your oral health.
If you are in need of an extraction or would like to get a consultation on what options would be best for you. Please give our conveniently located Houston office a call at 713-722-8400 or use the form to the right to request an appointment today!