Tooth Extraction in Houston, TX

The expert dentists at Smile Unique Dental and Orthodontics perform tooth extractions in Houston for all patients who need them.

You might need a tooth extraction for a variety of reasons. However, the core reason a tooth extraction is performed is that a tooth is no longer viable, and extracting it will reduce the chances of the patient’s oral health getting worse.

If you are concerned about your oral condition, call us at (832) 391-8660 to schedule your appointment.

Why Does A Tooth Need Extraction?

One or more teeth may need to be extracted if they are past the point of being saved. This might be because they have excessive decay, severe infection, or crowding that an orthodontist cannot treat. Sometimes, people undergoing chemotherapy may also have their teeth removed – the body cannot sustain healthy teeth as it fights cancer – to keep their oral health intact and preserve their gums, tissues, and other teeth.

Some extractions are popular, such as wisdom tooth extractions, because the wisdom teeth commonly come in sideways or don’t erupt properly.

Would you like to determine whether you need an extraction? Smile Unique Dental and Orthodontics performs tooth extraction in Houston, and our expert dental staff is happy to help you preserve your oral health.

Why Does A Tooth Need Extraction?

Who Performs A Tooth Extraction?

Your tooth extraction will be performed by a dentist or oral surgeon, depending on the severity of the case. Typically, if there is more than one tooth being pulled, or a complex case requiring special attention, an oral surgeon will perform this procedure.

Fortunately, when you come for a teeth extraction in our Houston office, it is often a quick outpatient procedure performed by a dentist with local anesthetic. If a patient needs to be put under, anesthesia is available.

However, for impacted teeth, teeth that are below the gums, or teeth with severe breakage or damage, you may need extensive surgery performed by an oral surgeon.

Preparing For A Tooth Extraction

Luckily, you do not need to prepare a lot before your operation. You must only keep your mouth as clean as possible and possibly begin a course of antibiotics a few days prior if asked by your dentist. You may also be asked to not eat anything the night before, or the day of the surgery.

You must inform your dentist if you have any of the following conditions that can complicate the surgery or post-op recovery process:

  • Hypertension / high blood pressure
  • Immune system disorders or impairment
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • A congenital heart defect
  • Liver disease
  • Artificial joints or bone replacements in your jaw or head

Unsure about what to do to prepare for a tooth extraction? Our friendly, expert dental staff performing your tooth extraction in Houston can help. Contact us today at (832) 391-8660 if you have any questions or concerns.

Recovering After Your Tooth Extraction

Recovering After Your Tooth Extraction

While exact recovery times vary depending on the complexity of your surgery, you will generally need a few days to recover from a tooth extraction. Typically, you should expect to be back to normal within 3-5 days. Here are some guidelines to help with a smooth recovery:

  • Leave the gauze on the surgical area for at least 3-4 hours to allow a blood clot to form
  • Do not use a straw to drink liquids to avoid dislodging the blood clot
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid the surgical site when you brush or floss
  • Take your medications as prescribed by your dentist or surgeon
  • Apply an ice pack to the outside of your surgical area periodically to keep swelling down
  • Get plenty of rest

Contact Smile Unique Dental and Orthodontics if you need a tooth extraction in Houston, TX, and our expert dental staff will be happy to help. Schedule your appointment or consultation, or ask any questions, by calling (832) 391-8660.

What Makes Our Tooth Extraction Affordable

At Smile Unique Dental and Orthodontics, we maintain the balance between high-quality and affordable services, as we believe dental care should be within everyone’s reach. We have various options to extend cheap tooth extraction services to the residents of Houston, TX and nearby areas. Dr. Arunkumar believes in putting patients before profits, enabling us to offer affordable dental care. We also accept all major insurances and plans. Call us today and discuss how we can help you.

Tooth Extraction FAQs

How long does tooth extraction pain last?
After your dentist extracts the tooth, you may feel some discomfort and pain for around 3 to 7 days. But if the pain persists over five days, book an appointment to let your dentist evaluate the condition.
How long does swelling last after tooth extraction?
Swelling should be significantly reduced after one week following the procedure. But it may take up to 2 weeks for it to completely disappear.
How to clean the mouth after tooth extraction?
You should not use a toothbrush for at least 3-4 days after an extraction procedure to avoid loosening the blood clot. Use salt water solution at a lukewarm temperature, gently swish it around your mouth, and spit it out. Repeat this 3-4 times a day and after you eat.
How much does tooth extraction cost?
Simple tooth extraction usually costs between $70 and $200 per tooth. The cost generally depends on the location of your tooth and the type of anesthesia required. Extraction of severely impacted teeth comes in oral surgery, which costs higher, starting from $800 per tooth and going up to $4,000.
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