No dentist likes removing teeth – it’s fair to say that dentistry is about saving and protecting teeth. Sometimes though, there are no other good choices. When a tooth is too damaged to save or it’s crowding out healthy teeth, tooth extraction may be the preferred option. Count on the skilled dentists at Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX for safe tooth extraction or removal.
Reasons For Tooth Extraction/Removal
If a tooth is intact and still firmly attached by its roots, it can usually be saved. In some cases, though, there can be a dental infection that has spread so far that the tooth must be removed. And if there’s not enough of a tooth left for a restoration (filling, inlay, onlay, or crown) it needs to come out or you run the risk of infection.
Speaking of infection, teeth aren’t supposed to hurt! Dental pain is always a sign of something wrong, and severe pain means you need emergency dental care. Call our Junction Drive office at 956-790-0653 or our Winfield location at 956-436-5449 to schedule a same-day or next-day appointment. Ignoring dental pain can cost you a tooth that might otherwise be saved!
Infection isn’t the only reason for tooth extraction. Some people have very crowded mouths. Nature has decided that one or more of their permanent teeth will come in crooked or too close to another tooth. That can be painful, interfere with your ability to chew, and impair your smile. Extracting the tooth in question can solve a lot of problems.
Get Relief From The Pain
Almost everyone has heard horror stories about a tooth extraction that wound up being very complicated. That’s very much the exception. The vast majority of tooth extractions are quick and not traumatic at all.
If you’re concerned about the procedure, rest assured that you’ll be fully numb from local anesthetic before anything starts. And if you need something to help take the edge off, we offer nitrous oxide sedation that will help you relax.
Once the tooth is removed, taking the nerve with it, most of your pain will be gone. If there’s no nerve, there’s nothing to send pain signals. There may some residual soreness from the procedure, but that generally passes within a day or two.
One thing you can be sure of – your procedure will be safe.
You Don’t Have To Live With A Missing Tooth, Either
Getting a replacement tooth is probably the last thing in your mind if you’re in serious pain, but it’s something to consider. Davenport Dental Group offers a number of tooth replacement options: dental implant restorations, a partial or permanent bridge, and more. Whatever you choose, your procedure will be pain-free.
The first step toward determining whether a tooth extraction or removal is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dick Davenport. He’ll perform a thorough examination and discuss the options that will work best for you.