Tooth Extractions in Central TX

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About Tooth Extractions

While the team at ACE Dental of Texas makes every effort to conserve and preserve your natural teeth, there are cases where a simple or surgical tooth extraction might be needed. A simple extraction removes a tooth that is visible above the gums and can be easily lifted out of its socket. Surgical extractions are most frequently performed to take out impacted teeth, like the wisdom teeth, or those that are more difficult to remove from the jaw. No matter the reason for needing a tooth extraction, whether it is wisdom tooth pain or stubborn baby teeth, our team is proud to provide outstanding care for patients of all ages. Our comprehensive practices take steps to ensure your comfort and may offer nitrous oxide sedation to help you further relax during your visit. Get in touch with our friendly team today to learn more about tooth extraction services for your family.

Ideal Candidates for Tooth Extractions

Children, teens, and adults may all be candidates for tooth extractions. In some cases, baby teeth that do not fall out naturally may require removal so they do not block the permanent teeth. Teens who need braces might require extractions to make room for other teeth to become properly aligned. Wisdom teeth extractions are commonly performed for patients during the ages of 17 – 21, as these teeth are often impacted or lack the space to erupt. Tooth extractions may also be recommended to treat a wide range of other dental conditions, including fractured or broken teeth, severely decayed or abscessed teeth, and advanced bone loss due to gum disease.

What To Expect During Treatment

Tooth extractions are performed in our relaxing treatment rooms with great consideration for your family's care and comfort. Though extractions are performed under local anesthetic, nitrous oxide sedation may also be used to ease any dental anxiety. To complete a simple extraction, our team will loosen the tooth from its socket and gently remove it from the jaw. A surgical extraction entails making incisions into your gums to reach the tooth. If necessary, the tooth may be broken into smaller pieces to be removed more easily and conserve surrounding tissues. Once the tooth is removed, sutures may be placed in your gums to promote proper healing.

Recovery Following Tooth Removal

After your tooth removal procedure, it is best to avoid spitting, smoking, and using straws, especially in cases of wisdom teeth extractions. Our team will advise you on how to best care for your teeth and gums during the recovery phase. To help manage any post-treatment swelling or discomfort, we may recommend cold compresses to the face and prescribe pain medication or antibiotics. Along with any follow-up evaluations, we encourage you to attend routine dental exams and cleanings at ACE Dental so our team can continue to monitor your oral health after an extraction. We can also help you select an ideal form of tooth replacement if you require the removal of a functional tooth.

Insurance Coverage for Extractions

A tooth extraction may be covered in part by dental insurance, but sedation dentistry services may not fall under insurance benefits. Prior to your procedure, we will contact your insurance provider to learn about your policy and estimate any personal expenses. ACE Dental is pleased to offer competitive prices and convenient payment solutions to help patients cover any out-of-pocket treatment costs.

When Extractions Improve Oral Health

We understand that losing a tooth may not be your ideal choice for your smile. But in some cases, tooth extractions are the best way to improve oral health. If you or a loved one has a severely damaged tooth, wisdom tooth pain, or similar concerns, please get in touch with ACE Dental of Texas to meet with our caring team. We can help you explore your tooth extraction and replacement options and make the right decision for your oral health and smile.

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