Everyone needs to have access to high-quality and reliable dental care. Fortunately, Lovett Dental Webster is available to help individuals and families meet their oral health needs. We provide a wide array of dental services. In addition to our preventative dental services, such as dental cleanings, we also provide emergency services, including tooth extraction needs. If you have been told that you might need teeth extractions, you probably have questions about what will happen next. Take a look at some of the services that we provide below!
Why Do I Need Tooth Removal Services?
First, you probably are wondering why you need to have a tooth removed in the first place. Please understand that we do not recommend teeth extraction services unless we believe they are necessary. We want to make sure that you have a full smile. However, there are times when a tooth cannot be saved. Our dentists need to remove it to save the rest of the mouth. We then discuss what procedures we can use to help you repair the look and feel of your teeth.
Without a doubt, the most common reason why we have to remove a tooth has to do with oral tooth decay. According to information that has been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Between 30 and 35 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 44 have caries that have not been appropriately treated.
- Between 15 and 20 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 19 have dental caries that have not been treated.
If people have cavities that have not been adequately treated, this is one of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction. Of course, there are other reasons, as well. Some of the other reasons why someone might need to have one or more teeth removed include:
- The jaw is too crowded, and more room has to be made.
- Some teeth are overlapping with each other.
- There is a problem with the root.
- Baby teeth are not falling out, and adult teeth need to come in.
If you need teeth extraction services, count on us to help you!
Does a Tooth Extraction Hurt?
Of course, everyone wants to know if a tooth extraction is going to hurt. In general, there are two ways that teeth might be removed. These include:
- Simple extraction: During this procedure, we use an elevator to loosen the tooth and then use forceps to remove it. We will use local anesthesia during this procedure to reduce discomfort.
- Surgical extraction: If the teeth are still underneath the gum line’s surface, such as wisdom teeth, and we may need to perform a surgical extraction. In this case, we will not only use local anesthesia, but we may provide additional anesthesia to reduce discomfort.
We will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
What Is the Recovery Process Like?
After the procedure, you need to keep an eye on your recovery. Some of the recommendations that we may issue include:
- Do not smoke before or after the procedure because this will inhibit the healing process.
- Do not drink anything from a straw for the first couple of days after the procedure, as this could loosen the blood clot.
- If you notice you are running a fever, please contact us immediately.
Our team is going to walk with you every step of the way during this procedure.
Contact Lovett Dental Webster for Reliable Tooth Extraction Services
At Lovett Dental Webster, we are here to help you with all of your tooth extraction needs. We will make sure that all of your questions are answered before the procedure. Call us today at 832.909.1469, or contact us online to make an appointment!