TOOTH EXTRACTION In Houston
What Is A Tooth Extraction?
At Smile Time Dental of Houston, Dr. Hamidi performs a simple extraction to remove a visibly damaged tooth by loosening it and then pulling it out.
A tooth below the gum line requires a surgical extraction that involves making an incision into the gum to remove it. This latter option is appropriate for impacted wisdom teeth — wisdom teeth stuck in the jawbone — or a tooth that has completely broken off from the roots.
When Is A Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Very weak or loose teeth
Two teeth coming in at the same spot
A tooth that is extremely damaged by decay
Wisdom teeth that have not grown in properly
Baby teeth that are preventing adult teeth from growing in
How Do I Know If I Need A Tooth Extraction?
What Happens After A Tooth Extraction?
The recovery time after a tooth extraction varies from one person to the next.
You may experience bleeding and discomfort immediately after the procedure, but this should start to resolve quickly. As such, Dr. Hamidi provides suggestions of things to avoid while your mouth is healing. But over time, you can expect your body to form a blood clot that fills in the gap left from the extraction.
To learn more about dental extractions and find out if this is the best option for you, book an appointment online or call the office now.