Tooth extractions can seem like an intense experience, but in reality it's nothing to fear. In practice, we will recommend a tooth extraction in situations when too much damage has already been done to the tooth structure, removing it from any chance for effective repairs. Additionally, certain tooth afflictions such as serious decay, or fractured teeth, can also require a tooth extraction. There are 4 typical causes of tooth loss: Dental Caries, Periodontal Disease, Cancer, and Trauma. Dental Caries and Periodontal disease are the most common.
Understanding the Symptoms
If you are unsure as to whether or not you might need a tooth extraction, we have compiled a list of the most common symptoms that are often associated with a damaged tooth. Learning to recognize these symptoms, as well as promptly visiting a dentist to inquire about them, is the best preventative measure for any further damage to your teeth.
- Pain (of the tooth or jaw)
- extreme tooth sensitivity
- crumbling teeth
Our Tooth Extraction Process
The tooth extraction procedure itself is relatively painless. The first stage of a proper extraction is to have an examination of the problem area, as well as a review of your medical history so that Dr. Damon and Dr. Blankenship may be better prepared for any unforeseen complications due to other medications or health conditions you might have.
We will discuss 3 options for the extraction: Awake under Local, Local with Nitrous, or IV Sedation. We want you comfortable for the procedure. If Dr. Damon or Dr. Blankenship will be removing third molars then IV Sedation will be used.
We will typically schedule you for the tooth extraction after your consultation. We perform IV Sedation most days, but these spots are typically booked in advance.
What about replacing the tooth?
Unless you want a gap or a missing tooth Dr. Damon and Dr. Blankenship will talk to you about filling the missing tooth with 3 options: a removable partial, a fixed dental bridge, or an implant. Each of these recommendations will be discussed at your consultation.
At Texas Denture Clinic and Implant Center, we understand that oral surgery can seem overwhelming, which is why we pride ourselves on our efficient work and affordable prices. All patients are given several options as well as all pricing up front.