Tooth Extraction in Houston, TX
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?
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.
Who Performs A Tooth Extraction?
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
- 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
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.