Extraction as part of routine dental care in Houston
Dr. Monti Harpalani and his welcoming staff at Vivid Dental in Houston, TX are here to set your minds at ease regarding general dental care and extraction.
Dental care is not meant to scare you and extractions are not meant to cause pain. Instead, dental extractions are used to solve a number of oral health problems. Extractions help maintain the overall wellness of the patient’s mouth and avoid additional issues.
Dental extractions are performed when necessary to maintain the health of a patient’s gums, surrounding teeth, and mouth.
Most common reasons for tooth removal
- Wisdom teeth – Third molars are no longer needed to break down food. For most people, wisdom teeth cause overcrowding or become impacted because there is not room for them to come in. When this happens, extractions are necessary to save the patient from future pain and dental problems.
- Un-restorable teeth due to decay or periodontal disease – Teeth that are decayed to the point of needing extraction, or falling out from gum disease, are probably causing the patient extreme pain. These teeth are usually not salvageable and must be removed to rid the mouth of infection. This prevents further pain and or damage.
Dentists work with patients to help them maintain healthy mouths and smiles. This includes a dental routine at home, as well as consistent visits to the dentist’s office. By following through with routine exams, dentists can address problems early. This way, if issues do arise or extractions are necessary, the patient has the comfort of knowing he or she is in safe hands with a familiar dental team.
Dr. Harpalani and his staff at Vivid Dental Family and Cosmetic Dentistry are eager to serve your dental needs. If you or a loved one needs oral care, don’t hesitate to contact our office today at (281) 809 4902.