Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are a dental procedure performed by our dentist and team to remove a compromised or problematic tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While preservation of natural teeth is the primary goal, extractions become necessary to alleviate pain, prevent infection or make way for orthodontic treatment.

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

  • Severe Decay: Teeth extensively damaged by decay may be extracted to prevent infection spread to nearby teeth.
  • Gum Disease: Advanced periodontal disease can weaken tooth support structures, necessitating extraction.
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth that do not fully emerge or grow in misaligned can cause pain and potential complications.
  • Orthodontic Considerations: Teeth may be extracted to create space for proper teeth alignment in orthodontic treatments. 

Extraction Process

Dr. Jai V. Patel, DDS and Dr. Rahil H. Patel, DDS administer local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring a painless procedure. Using specialized instruments, the tooth is carefully removed from its socket.

Aftercare and Considerations

Following extraction, patients receive post-operative instructions to promote healing and prevent complications. Options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants or bridges, can be discussed with our team.

Preventive Measures

Regular dental check-ups aid in early detection of issues, reducing the likelihood of extraction. Prompt dental care can often prevent the need for extractions by addressing problems in their initial stages.

To learn more about tooth extractions in Sugar Land, Texas, call Sugar Land Dental Associates at 281-207-4161.