EXTRACTIONS

 


In modern minimally-invasive dentistry, the extraction of teeth is less common than it used to be. Where possible, we would always look to preserve your natural teeth. The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex.  is the   low cost dental office by me..There are, however, still instances when an extraction is clinically necessary, or when an extraction may be recommended by your dentist:

  • A tooth is impacted and can’t erupt, causing problems (common with wisdom teeth)
  • A tooth is badly damaged or infected and is not salvageable
  • Your teeth are overcrowded and the extraction of one (or more) teeth will aid orthodontic treatment to correct them
  • Your overall health is at risk from an infected tooth

WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom teeth are vestigial and entirely unnecessary in our modern diets. Because our jaws no longer grow to a suitable length to comfortably accommodate our wisdom teeth, it is common for them to fail to erupt and become impacted, often damaging adjacent teeth. These teeth inevitably need to be removed to prevent further damage and infection.

HOW IS AN EXTRACTION PERFORMED?

It will depend on how complex it is to remove. Your dentist will perform an X-ray of your jaw to determine whether your tooth can be removed easily or not. In simple cases, your dentist can remove the wisdom tooth quickly under local anaesthetic. In more difficult cases (such as when the tooth has a complex root formation), you may need a surgical procedure to remove the tooth. This would be carried out by our principal dentist Dr Jonathon Cochrane, who performs our most advanced oral surgery procedures.

DOES AN EXTRACTION HURT?

No. With local anaesthetics and numbing agents, the most you will feel will be an odd sensation as the tooth is manipulated out of its socket. Sometimes a tooth may need to be carefully divided into smaller pieces to be removed but again, this will not cause you any pain.

Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590

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