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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get in our office. If you don’t see your question listed, just give us a call or use our contact form to get in touch, and we will get back to you with an answer.
We never make the recommendation for dental extractions in our Nederland, TX dental office without consideration of the other options available to improve your oral health. Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth cannot be saved with a dental filling, crown, or root canal.
Here are some conditions that might lead to an extraction. If this happens to you, there is no reason to worry. We are here to help. We offer a number of tooth-replacement options to complete your smile.
Reasons For a Dental Extraction
A tooth broken at the gumline – If there is not enough tooth structure left to restore, we may need to extract your tooth and replace it with a bridge or dental implant.
A split tooth – A tooth that fractures down to the root will not be resolved with a dental crown.
A failed root canal – Sometimes root canal teeth develop a secondary infection or periodontal disease.
Symptomatic wisdom teeth – When inadequate space at the back of the mouth prevents wisdom teeth from erupting properly, extracting them can prevent overcrowding and malocclusion (bite-related issues).
Orthodontic extractions – Today, early orthodontic intervention helps prevent the need for extractions due to overcrowding. If orthodontics does not begin until the jaw is fully developed, removing one or more teeth can assist in successful orthodontic treatment.
If you have any of these conditions please call our office to be seen immediately.
Call Immediately if You Have a Dental Emergency
While we do our very best to provide you with dentistry in a timely fashion and take preventative measures to avoid dental emergencies, they do sometimes happen. We encourage you to call us right away so that we can restore your comfort and help you to avoid any further damage to your teeth. Calling right away also allows us to try to fit you in our schedule the same day.
We want you to feel completely supported. Once you are a patient of record, our doctor is on call 24/7 for your dental emergencies. All it takes is a phone call to the office to take care of you. We can assess the situation over the phone, and we may request that you come in for an emergency dental exam right away.
Don't Postpone Calling
Postponing emergency dental treatment usually only makes the condition worse. In some cases, like an infection or a cracked tooth, it may even result in tooth loss. So the sooner you call us, the better. Our helpful team members will ask you a few questions so that we know how to best prepare for your arrival.