Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While our primary goal here at True Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is always to preserve your natural teeth, there are certain situations where tooth extraction becomes the most viable option for maintaining overall oral health and functionality. These conditions include:
- Severe Infection: When an infection has extensively damaged the tooth and the supporting bone structure, it can compromise your oral health. In such cases, removing the infected tooth is crucial to prevent the spread of infection to neighboring teeth.
- Irreparable Decay: Teeth that have suffered extensive decay and cannot be effectively restored through conventional dental treatments may require extraction. Extracting the damaged tooth can prevent further decay from affecting adjacent teeth.
- Crowding: Sometimes, the mouth can become overcrowded due to various reasons, such as genetics or orthodontic issues. In such cases, extracting a tooth may be necessary to create adequate space for proper alignment and function.
- Injury or Trauma: If your tooth is so severely damaged by injury or other trauma that it cannot be successfully restored, removing it from your mouth may be the best option for your oral health
Choose Us For Your Dental Care
Dr. Olagoke Masha, Dr. Jennifer Ogbuehi, and our team are dedicated to ensuring your comfort, and will work closely with you to minimize your discomfort during your tooth extraction procedure. We use advanced techniques and anesthesia to make the process as gentle as possible. We will also provide you with comprehensive post-extraction care instructions to help you manage your recovery and promote optimal healing.
After you have recovered, we will work with you to find the right option for replacing your missing tooth or teeth so you can regain a healthy, fully functional and natural beautiful smile.
To find out more about tooth extractions in Houston, Texas, and make your appointment with our experienced dentists, contact True Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 281-666-9912.