At Awesome Smiles, we do our best to save teeth instead of extracting them. We also understand that an extraction is sometimes the best option to support your dental health, and that is why we offer them right here at Awesome Smiles. We perform simple, surgical, and wisdom teeth extractions to support the health and comfort of our patents.
Why You Might Need an Extraction
If your tooth sustained a large amount of damage from an accident, sports, falling, or even dental decay and we are unable to save it, removing it may be the only option that makes sense.
Other reasons to remove a tooth include overcrowding, failed root canals, or for orthodontic purposes. We will share all of your options with you so that you can make the best decision for your health. If you require tooth replacement, we can share those options with you, as well.
Simple and Surgical Extractions
Before beginning, we will make sure you are completely numb so that you don’t feel a thing! We know that many patients hate the idea of shots, and we have a special instrument that allows our injections to be nearly pain-free! This extra feature makes your treatment even more comfortable.
We determine whether you need a simple and surgical extractions based on whether your tooth has grown completely through your gums. If it has, you will require a simple extraction. If it is still partially or completely covered by gum tissue, we will need to perform a surgical extraction, meaning that we will need to make an incision to gain access to your tooth.
Next, we will gently loosen your tooth and lift it out of the surrounding tissue and bone. You might be surprised how easy it is because we take our time and do it right. We perform hundreds of extractions at our Houston dental office.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Sometimes wisdom teeth can cause problems. They are so far back in your mouth that keeping them clean poses unique challenges. Even if you try hard to brush and floss each day, reaching every surface of your wisdom teeth is difficult, making them more susceptible to decay and infection. Because of this, we sometimes remove them to protect your remaining teeth.
Wisdom teeth can also cause other problems such as overcrowding and pushing on your other teeth. When that happens, it can destroy your bite and create additional dental problems.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, and not everyone grows all four of their wisdom teeth! In order to diagnose your unique situation, we invite you to our dental office where Dr. Kathy Nguyen will evaluate your wisdom teeth and make a recommendation that will help you stay healthy and feeling great.
Call Us for an Evaluation
Give us a call to schedule. We look forward to helping each of your family members stay healthy with high-quality dentistry in a caring and compassionate environment.
Most of our dental services are covered by Medicaid, CHIP, and most dental insurance plans.