services-extractions

What is tooth extraction?

This is a dental procedure which is done to remove a broken or damaged tooth caused by decay. It is usually done when there is a tooth much damage to a tooth or when most part is already broken that it can’t be restored to the normal state again. It is one of the commonest dental services rendered by most dentist. At Sugar Land Texas at Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry, we provide this type of services for our clients

Types of extraction

There are two main type of extractions; simple and surgical extractions. Simple extraction is done on a tooth and the dentist tend to loosens this tooth to be extracted from the associated gum tissue and bone so as to have an easy extraction. This type of extraction is usually done by elevators and dental forceps.

The surgical extraction is another type of extraction which is more complex in terms of time or duration and the procedures involved. This is usually done to remove an impacted tooth. The oral surgeon to do this procedure tend to make an incision to open up the path to access the impacted tooth. The surrounding bony structure close to the impacted tooth will also be removed so for an easier removal of the wisdom tooth.

Why do you need to have an extraction done?

  • Presence of extra tooth which tend to block others from other coming is a major indication
  • Presence of a baby teeth that has actually failed to fall off. This tend to affect the permanent tooth from coming out.
  • There are situations where there is blockage of radiation for the head and neck by a tooth. In such situation such will have to be removed.
  • Extraction is done to remove already affected tooth relating to a site of infection
  • A tooth in line of fracture of jaw bone which could affect the

Preparation for extraction

There are certain important preparations that are required before any type of extraction can be done. Such include the taking of an x-ray to help plan the best method or way to remove the tooth. The medical and dental history will be considered likewise to plan for the type of medication that will be prescribed for the patient. In cases of surgical extractions, panoramic X-rays which helps shows a picture of all of the teeth with the associated structures. The relationship with the sinuses, nerves or in cases of any presence of infections or tumor within the bone.

We are there

In cases you have issues with your teeth such as decayed or broken tooth that need extraction? Call us today on (281) 937 7530 for more information on this amazing dental solution. Our Dentist in Sugar Land has over eighteen years of experience and our staff is always friendly. We do our best to work with your schedule and accept most insuranceswill be applied at the completion of the surgery, and you will need to change it when it becomes soaked. If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours you should call your dentist. Rest when you return home, but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. Prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. Your dentist will prescribe you pain medication, so if you become sore take as directed. You can also use an ice pack for the pain. Your dentist might also provide you with a cleaning solution to clean the extraction site.

You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:

Gelatin
Pudding
Yogurt
Mashed Potatoes
Ice Cream
Thin Soups
…and other food you can eat without chewing.

When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don’t feel that the extraction site is healing properly call your dentist for a follow up.