Extractions

Most extractions are considered part of general dentistry and are common. An extraction is a procedure in which one or more teeth are professionally removed from their sockets. In most cases, extractions are simple, routine procedures performed during a scheduled in-office appointment with our dentist near you.

Dental extractions in The Colony, TX, can be concerning, especially for children who may not understand the procedure. However, extractions are an important part of restoring and maintaining good oral health when teeth must be professionally removed. In addition, extractions play a role in avoiding serious dental problems in the future. Main Dentistry offers extractions near you and will help you through the process.

WHEN DO PATIENTS NEED EXTRACTIONS?

Most dentists perform extractions for stubborn baby teeth or wisdom teeth in early adulthood. Our dentist near you performs extractions for many reasons. Here are some situations in which patients would need extractions:

  • Irreparable tooth decay
  • Serious tooth infection
  • Presence of extra teeth
  • Overcrowding of teeth in the mouth
  • Removal of baby teeth
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment

Extractions are usually performed during an outpatient office visit with Dr. Basawaraj (Dr. B). Teeth that are inside the gum or are impacted or broken require an extraction process that is more complex. In these situations, an oral surgeon may be required to perform the procedure, as incisions may be necessary within the gum tissue. Different anesthesia may be required, as well.

EXTRACTIONS NEAR YOU

Extractions are simple when teeth are visible in the mouth. Dr. Basawaraj (Dr. B) provides a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth to be extracted. This prevents any potential pain during the process. With professional tools, the affected tooth is loosened and then removed.

For routine dental extractions, the recovery is simple. Depending on the type of extraction, our dentist in The Colony, TX, recommends that patients rest and temporarily limit physical activity. Any prescribed medications should be taken as recommended, and patients are advised to eat soft foods and brush their teeth carefully so as not to disturb healing in the socket of the extracted tooth.

Dental extraction is a common and straightforward procedure in most cases, with excellent results. Contact Main Dentistry for information about extractions near you.

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