Our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction if your tooth is damaged beyond the point where it can be restored. By extracting your tooth, we can help you avoid additional damage and begin the process of replacing the tooth to restore your smile. Call Next Care Dental today at 713-952-0522 or text us at 832-350-8776 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Harsh Patel or Dr. Thuy Vu and learn more about tooth extractions in Houston, Texas.

Understanding Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction involves the removal of a tooth, a procedure undertaken with the aim of restoring oral health and function. As your natural teeth are by far the best option for your oral health and smile, our dentists and team strive to avoid tooth extraction whenever possible. However, some circumstances might render an extraction the most prudent course of action to restore your smile, oral health and oral function.

These conditions include:

  • Severe Infection: In cases where a substantial portion of the tooth and its surrounding bone structure has been devastated by a severe infection.
  • Advanced Decay: Instances wherein the tooth’s integrity has been irreparably compromised due to extensive decay, rendering successful restoration unviable.
  • Overcrowding: When there is an excessive number of teeth, impeding proper fitment within the oral cavity.

When you receive an extraction, our skilled dentists and team will take meticulous care to remove the tooth as gently as possible to ensure that you experience only minimal discomfort. We also provide comprehensive post-op guidelines and instructions to help you heal and recover. Following your extraction and recovery, we offer a number of tooth replacement options to help you regain optimal oral health and functionality as well as restore the aesthetics of your smile.

For more information about tooth extractions and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact our office today and speak with a member of our team.

FAQ about Tooth Extractions

Why might I need a tooth extraction?

You may require a tooth extraction at Next Care Dental for several reasons, including severe infection, advanced decay, or overcrowding in your mouth. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Harsh Patel and Dr. Thuy Vu, recommend extractions only when necessary to prevent further damage and improve your oral health.

Is a tooth extraction painful?

At Next Care Dental, we prioritize your comfort. Our skilled team employs gentle techniques for tooth extractions to minimize discomfort. With local anesthesia and detailed post-op care instructions, we ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery process for our patients in Houston, TX.

What are the benefits of getting a tooth extraction?

The benefits of undergoing a tooth extraction include preventing further oral health issues, alleviating pain, and making way for proper teeth alignment. Additionally, it’s a crucial step towards replacing damaged teeth with functional and aesthetic alternatives, thus restoring your smile and oral health.

How do I care for my mouth after a tooth extraction?

Post-extraction care is vital for a swift and smooth recovery. Next Care Dental provides comprehensive post-op guidelines, including how to manage discomfort, keep the area clean, and promote healing. Our team is also available for any questions or concerns you might have during your recovery.

What tooth replacement options are available after extraction?

After a tooth extraction, several tooth replacement options are available to restore your smile and functionality. These include dental implants, bridges, and dentures. During your consultation, our dentists will discuss the best options for your specific needs, ensuring you receive personalized and effective treatment.

How can I schedule an appointment for a tooth extraction at Next Care Dental?

Scheduling an appointment at Next Care Dental is easy and convenient. You can call us at 713-952-0522 or text at 832-350-8776. Our welcoming team is here to help you schedule a consultation and address any inquiries you might have regarding tooth extractions in Houston, TX.