Tooth Extractions in Killeen, TX
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When Does A Tooth Need Extraction?
Tooth extractions may be necessary at different stages of life. Young kids may require the removal of stubborn baby teeth to make space for permanent teeth. Teenagers who need orthodontic treatment may get extractions of selected teeth. The purpose is to give more room for the proper straightening of teeth in an arch.
Patients in the age group of 17-21 are likely to visit the dentist if their wisdom teeth are impacted or partially erupted. Impacted teeth can cause pain, difficulty chewing, and gum swelling. Without removal at an early stage, they may cause complications later. Our practice provides comfortable tooth extractions in Killeen, TX, for patients of all ages.
Questions About Tooth Extractions?
What Is Simple and Surgical Extraction?
As the name indicates, simple tooth extraction is an easy procedure to remove one or more teeth without an incision. It only requires the administration of local anesthesia at the site of extraction. If you are anxious or hyper-conscious before treatment, we also give sedation anesthesia to help you relax during treatment.
Contrary to that, surgical tooth extraction is a slightly complex procedure that requires an incision on the gum line. It is useful in the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. Sometimes a simple extraction may proceed toward a surgical one, depending on the severity of the case.
What Is The Process of Tooth Removal?
At your initial visit, we will perform a clinical and radiological examination to assess your dental needs. Once we identify the defective tooth, we inject local anesthesia near it. We also provide nitrous oxide sedation for tooth extractions in Killeen, TX. For a simple extraction, we use manual instruments to loosen and extract the tooth out of its socket.
In case of surgical extraction, we will place a small incision on the gum line to expose the bone. Afterward, we will use a special device to drill into the bone and make space for manual instruments. If necessary, we may section the tooth into pieces for easier removal. After complete extraction, the gum line is sutured back. Our team will give post-extraction instructions to allow proper healing of your gums and jawbone.
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