Our goal is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. However, there are situations that warrant a tooth extraction. To protect your oral health, Dr. Thomas may suggest removing a tooth that is severely damaged or infected and cannot be saved by a root canal or other dental treatment. Fortunately, our practice offers a variety of top quality options in tooth replacement to ensure that the appearance and function of your smile are not compromised from missing teeth.
In most cases, a tooth extraction is a routine family dental procedure. It involves the careful removal of the tooth root by expanding the socket and separating the tooth from the ligaments that hold it in place. Teeth that have only one root, such as your front teeth, are more easily extracted than the back teeth that have three or four roots. Extracting molars is commonly performed for wisdom teeth that have become impacted. Regardless of why you need an extraction or where the tooth is located in your mouth, Dr. Thomas will use skilled techniques to preserve your surrounding bone and tissues as much as possible. While a basic tooth extraction is a short procedure, it is important to share your concerns with us as well as your preferences for sedation.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Dr. Thomas may recommend a tooth extraction for a child or adult in the following situations:
- Baby tooth that fails to fall out
- Extensive decay
- Severe infection
- Orthodontic correction
- Impacted wisdom teeth
Patients can trust that they will be treated with the highest standard of care during tooth removal. We offer a spa-like atmosphere that is unsurpassed in the Houston area. We will take the time to carefully explain your treatment plan, including any upcoming procedures to replace your missing tooth. Once a tooth has been removed, adjacent teeth may shift and disrupt your bite and jaw function. At Memorial Park Dental, we offer excellence in implant dentistry to ensure you have access to the most natural tooth replacement option possible.
Contact Memorial Park Dental Spa today to schedule your tooth extraction procedure. We offer flexible appointment times and easy financing for your convenience.