Tooth Extractions - Katy, TX

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When is A Tooth Removal Needed?

If you’ve endured oral injury or are coping with a tooth pain as a result of an unattended infection or disease, you may require a tooth extraction to maintain your smile. A damaged or abscessed tooth can quickly bring about more severe concerns impacting your various other teeth, oral wellness, and also even in some cases, your physical wellness if the cause is periodontal disease. At Advanced Periodontics & Implants of Katy, our goal is to maintain your natural tooth, yet if it does not react to traditional treatment, removal may be required. Our dental expert, Dr. Joseph Holland provides gentle tooth removals in Katy, TX to promptly remedy your pain as well as preserve your smile from further harm. With sedation dentistry, a relaxing ambience, and budget friendly pricing, our team will make your tooth removal, and also the course to recovered health, surprisingly smooth.

Do My Wisdom Teeth Need Extracting?

Could your ongoing tooth pain be a sign that you need your wisdom teeth extracted? According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons group, an estimated 85% of Americans end up needing their wisdom teeth extracted. This is a very common and routine procedure performed at Advanced Periodontics & Implants of Katy. If you are experiencing symptoms such as pain in your jaw, sinus issues, inflammation and infection or even bad breath, these could be signs that your wisdom teeth are becoming impacted and need to be removed. We recommend scheduling your complimentary consultation in Katy, TX with Dr. Holland to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine the next steps.

Advantages of a Tooth Removal

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What To Expect From A Tooth Extraction Surgery

Throughout your first assessment at Advanced Periodontics & Implants of Katy we’ll analyze your issue tooth or teeth as well as establish if a tooth removal is necessary. Our practice is dedicated to your oral health and have many financing options for your dental treatment needs. If we are unable to preserve your natural tooth with more conservative procedures and have considered your tooth unsalvageable as a result of infection, trauma, or an additional reason, we will move forward with a tooth extraction.

At Advanced Periodontics & Implants of Katy we understand that dental anxiety can be a concern when going in for an oral surgery procedure such as tooth extraction. Our periodontist, Dr. Holland offers multiple anesthesia options to fit your needs to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. Our patients report that though they experienced small pressure throughout the procedure, they remained pain-free and relaxed. Before you realize it, your procedure will be complete! Your recovery duration will last a couple of days, during which time you may take over-the-counter medication for any type of pain.

What Are the Next Steps After A Tooth Extraction?

After any type of tooth extraction, it’s essential that you take appropriate steps to guarantee the recovery process goes as it should. We recommend that you follow our helpful tips to promote healing that will help your body heal and decrease healing time.

For the days immediately following a tooth extraction, you’re going to be more inclined to eat things that are soft and not extreme in temperature. Though it seems like a good idea at the time, living off mashed potatoes and ice cream isn’t going to help promote healing from within. We recommend eating nutritious meals that include fruits and vegetables even though you may not feel like it is vital to the healing process.  

Oral care is a vital point in recovery to ensure that your surrounding teeth and getting the proper care that they need during this time. Do not use an electric toothbrush while your mouth is healing and avoid brushing over the surgical sites. Dr. Holland will prescribe antibacterial mouthwash twice a day for one to two weeks. Avoid using over-the-counter mouth rinses like Listerine, Scope, or other rinses that are not prescribed.

Starting after 24 hours of surgery, a warm saltwater rinse is recommended as it is a great way to promote healing naturally. Your saltwater mix should contain 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in 8 ounces of warm water and rinse 2-3 times a day for 1 week.

Do not smoke or chew tobacco as it may increase the risk of a dry socket which is very painful. Call your doctor right away if you are experiencing worsening pain a few days after the extraction so that a dry socket can be appropriately treated. Any increase in pain, swelling, or concerns regarding the healing process should be immediately directed to your oral surgeon or dentist.

Replacing Your Extracted Tooth is Essential

Upon your tooth extraction, Dr. Holland will provide you with a few options that we offer to replace your missing tooth. We recommend dental implants for the long-term tooth replacement solution. Dental implants look and act much like all-natural teeth as a result of their similar structure– post (tooth root) and restoration (tooth crown). This tooth will look similar to your natural teeth as well as give all the same practical benefits. It’ll be as if you ‘d never ever had a tooth extracted to begin with!

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