Dental extractions are sometimes necessary in adulthood and cannot be avoided. The procedure is now more common than ever before and is considered a much better option than other restorative treatments. At Gateway Dental in Colleyville, Texas, Patricia Calabria, DDS, Andre Ellis, DDS, and their team, we will be happy to clarify any doubt, just contact the office to schedule your appointment.
There are many reasons why you would need a dental extraction, including tooth decay, damage, or serious injury. The dentist will simply pull the tooth to ensure that it doesn’t cause damage to the other teeth or gums. Since gums have a natural repairing quality, dentists suggest dental extractions to be safe and feasible. However, not all dental extractions result from damage or untreated infections. It is common for patients to have their wisdom teeth extract to prevent overcrowding or pain if the wisdom tooth doesn’t erupt properly. Wisdom teeth are located at the back of your mouth and serve no meaningful purpose so it is a better option to extract them to prevent damage to the functional teeth.
Apart from damage and injuries, dental extractions are needed for the following reasons:
There are two types of dental extractions – simple and surgical.
We recommend dental extractions at our dental offices only when all other procedures will not work. This is because we want our patients to keep their teeth to protect their smile. When you do have an extraction, we will give you the support and proper care needed to heal quickly with as little discomfort as possible. A wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively routine procedure. The dentist will numb the area in your mouth with a local anesthesia or sedation so you are asleep during the procedure.