Extractions in Nederland, TX
We do our best to keep your teeth healthy with professional dental cleanings and exams. We work with our patients on techniques and tips to help them keep their teeth forever. However, sometimes a dental extraction is necessary. Whether you damaged your tooth due to trauma, gum disease, deep decay, bone loss, or some other reason, we can assess the situation and let you know if we can save it.
If you need an extraction, our gentle dentist and helpful team will support you every step of the way, including with your tooth replacement options. While we never like to see a patient lose a tooth, our job is to support your health and wellness, and sometimes a troubled tooth must go. We use digital x-rays to diagnose those problems we can’t see, providing you with an accurate diagnosis.
A simple extraction is an extraction of a tooth that has already erupted through your gums. Simple extractions tend to be less complex and easier to heal. We will make sure you are completely numb so you don’t feel a thing, then loosen your tooth from its socket and gently remove it.
A little bleeding is normal, but it should slow down within about thirty minutes of your procedure. Dr. Gomez may recommend avoiding certain activities such as smoking and drinking through a straw while you heal.
Surgical extractions refer to extractions of teeth that have only partially erupted or not at all. We will need to make an incision in order to access your tooth. Our dentist takes your comfort very seriously and will only perform the procedure once you feel completely numb.
After we make an incision, we gently loosen your tooth and lift it out. With surgical extractions, stitches are often necessary to help with healing. Dr. Gomez will let you know how to care for your specific surgical site. He will also help you with pain management while healing.
Surgical extractions typically take longer to heal, but each person is different and if you follow your post-surgical instructions carefully, you should heal promptly.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Many adolescents and young adults have their wisdom teeth removed. While this surgery is common, it is not necessary for every single patient. We can take digital x-rays to determine if your wisdom teeth need removal. Sometimes, when they grow at an angle or endanger your other teeth by overcrowding, removal is essential to protecting your health. Wisdom teeth are also notoriously difficult to keep clean because of their location at the back or your mouth.
Call for a Dental Exam
Do you need an extraction or are your wisdom teeth causing problems? Call our Nederland dental office for an exam with our highly skilled dentist. At Nederland Family Dental, we treat most dental conditions without the need for a referral. We treat our patients with the same care we would use to treat our own families, and we look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice.