Dentists always try to save teeth first, but there are times when extractions are necessary. Fortunately, modern dental technology makes extractions easier to do, which means they are not as uncomfortable as they have been in the past. Our dentist at Marconi Dental Aesthetics in Pasadena, TX, can do an extraction if a tooth needs to come out for the health of your mouth.
When teeth are not salvageable, our dentist will recommend an extraction to remove the damaged or decayed teeth. To ensure that you’re comfortable during the process, you will receive sedation to reduce discomfort.
Some of the reasons extractions are necessary include:
Our dentist at Marconi Dental Aesthetics in Pasadena, TX, has two options for extractions: a simple extraction that is done in our office or a surgical extraction that is done at an oral surgeon’s. When surgical extractions are necessary, our dentist will usually refer you to an oral surgeon.
In some cases, patients may not need sedation. However, we like you to have the option in case you feel some discomfort during the extraction.
After removing the tooth or teeth, our dentist will clean the area of decay or debris left behind by shattered teeth if broken in an accident or other trauma. Cleaning the area will ensure that there isn’t any infection so that decay can no longer spread.
If you are unsure if you need a tooth extraction, contact our dentist at Marconi Dental Aesthetics in Pasadena, TX, for a consultation. Our dentist can then form a plan to extract your tooth and replace it to keep your smile intact. We may suggest replacing it with a tooth implant, bridge, or a partial. The dentist will go over each option with you so that you can make an informed choice.