No one ever wants to lose a tooth. However, our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction if your tooth is excessively decayed, damaged beyond repair, is unresponsive to root canals, has been affected by periodontal disease, or needs to be removed for orthodontic treatment. At Aesthetic Dentistry Associates, we understand that having a tooth extracted can be devastating, and we work with you to find an appropriate replacement to restore your smile.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
Our dentists will begin by injecting an anesthetic to numb your jawbone, gums, and tooth to prevent you from feeling pain. The tooth will then be gently rocked or sectioned (cut into smaller pieces) to make the extraction easier.
The extraction site will bleed for a little while after the tooth is removed. Keep the gauze on the extraction site and apply gentle pressure until it stops. Switch out the gauze as needed until the bleeding stops. Avoid chewing for at least two hours following your procedure, or until the numbness has worn off.
Please follow all post-op instructions provided as closely as possible to ensure proper healing.
Once your extraction site has healed and bone tissue has developed inside the area where the tooth was, our dentists will work with you to choose an appropriate replacement for your tooth. Our dentists may recommend a dental implant, as it will completely replace your tooth, but other options are available as well.
For more information about tooth extractions in Humble, Texas, and to schedule your appointment with Drs. Umansky, Zafer, Farmer, and Nikmard, call us today at 281-446-4700.