Although our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are various reasons why a patient may require a tooth extraction. From decay and trauma to infections and impacted teeth, no matter the reason you need a tooth extraction, Smile Square is here to help. We are proud to offer simple, surgical and wisdom teeth extractions depending upon your situation.
Simple Tooth Extraction
For teeth that are visible, properly erupted and in one piece, your dentist will use an elevator to loosen the affected tooth and forceps to remove it properly.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
In situations where teeth may be under the gum line, improperly erupted or even broken your dentist may recommend a surgical extraction. During a surgical extraction, an incision will be made to fully remove each part of the tooth.
Lake Jackson Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the most common reason a tooth extraction is required and is often due to overcrowding, not erupting properly, becoming infected and even being impacted. If you are having a problem with your wisdom teeth, let us know!
Prior to any tooth extraction, digital x-rays will be used to assess the situation thoroughly. If an infection or immune deficiency is present, antibiotics may be prescribed prior to your tooth extraction.
Tooth Extraction After-Care
Following tooth extraction, discomfort and minor bleeding are common. You should follow your post-op instructions fully and take any medications as directed. A cold compress or ice pack can help reduce any swelling and discomfort.