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 too 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 Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry, we provide this type of service for our clients

Types of tooth extractions we perform at Smiles On Greatwood Dentistry

There are two main types of extractions, simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are done on a tooth where the dentist tends to loosen the tooth to be extracted from the associated gum tissue and bone 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 performing the procedure will 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?

Presence of an extra tooth which tends to block others from coming in is a major indication Presence of a baby tooth that has actually failed to fall out. This tends to affect the permanent tooth from erupting.
There are situations where there is blockage of radiation for the head and neck by a tooth. In such situations they will have to be removed.
Extraction is done to remove already affected tooth relating to a site of infection.

There are certain preparations required before any type of extraction can be done; this includes taking an x-ray and/or panoramic x-ray to help determine the best method for removing the tooth. The patient’s medical and dental history will be evaluated to plan for the type of medication that will be prescribed to the patient.

Contact us for Tooth Extractions in Sugar Land

In cases where you have a decayed or broken tooth that needs to be extracted, call us today at (281) 937 7530 for more information on this amazing dental solution. Dr Akbar Jafferally, DMD here at Smiles On Greatwood Dentistry has over eighteen years of experience, our staff is always helpful and friendly. We do our best to accommodate our patients schedule and accept most insurance plans.

Post Procedure Care

Gauze will be applied at the completion of the surgery; you will need to change it when it becomes soaked. If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours you should call the dentist. Make sure to get plenty of rest when you return home. To prevent prolong bleeding, prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. Your dentist may prescribe you pain medication, if you become sore take as directed. An ice pack can be used to reduce swelling and help minimize the pain. Please follow the cleaning instructions provided to you by the dentist to clean the extraction site.

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

Mashed Potatoes
Ice Cream
Thin Soups
…and other foods 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 the dentist for a follow up.

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by AG on Dentist in Sugar Land
Quick Extractions

I had two wisdom teeth pulled and everything went so smooth and quickly!

by Kenadee on Dentist in Sugar Land
Great experience

Dr Jafferally and his team were great, they made the entire experience easy and comfortable.

by Robert Jefferson on Dentist in Sugar Land
Tooth extraction flawless

Dr. Jafferally (Floss Boss) and his team, Allie and Jay were amazing!

I highly recommend for your dental care needs. I wish i can give 10 stars!

by karely on Dentist in Sugar Land

I recently came with extreme pain on the upper left side. The office made an appointment on the same day. I was very apprehensive with dental treatment. Dr Jafferally made me feel comfortable and was able to remove the tooth without any discomfort. I am very grateful to Smiles on Greatwood for taking care of me.I will refer more patients to this office.

by Chris rodriguez on Dentist in Sugar Land

I really enjoy coming with dr.akbar he is patient and know what he’s doing I came in due to a crack tooth that was bothering me with pain that I couldn’t stand due to me akbar he did he’s wonders and took his time to pull the tooth out and explained and showed me where the crack was mr.akbar did an amazing job with a touch of giftness I recommend to visit smiles of great wood the stuff is helpful sweet and lovely the whole staff is outstanding highly recommended

by Amy P. on Dentist in Sugar Land
Good experience

My extraction was quick and he made sure to fix problems he could foresee in the future. Overall good experience since I couldn't feel a thing!