Here at Vivid Dental, we believe in doing everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. That’s why teeth extractions are a last resort treatment when keeping the tooth is no longer an option, such as when a patient has an impacted tooth. The good news is that Dr. Monti Harpalani has years of experience in ensuring your impacted tooth removal goes smoothly with as little distress as possible.
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to preserve the overall health of your smile, as one bad tooth can have a detrimental impact on surrounding teeth. Here are a few examples of situations that may warrant tooth extraction:
In most cases, extractions are simple procedures, meaning the tooth has already emerged and has started to separate from the gum tissue. The process in those cases is relatively quick and painless when using a local anesthetic.
Dr. Harpalani and his team implement careful and gentle techniques that protect surrounding tissues and teeth while providing the most comfortable dental experience. After the extraction, a patient may experience swelling or discomfort, which can be kept to a minimum if the patient follows post-op instructions carefully.
Wisdom teeth can also require only simple extraction. However, the third molar must have already broken through the gum tissue in those cases. If that’s not the case, then removal may call for a surgical extraction. Other situations that require surgical extraction can include cases involving a badly decayed tooth.
Most patients have their wisdom teeth removed when they are teenagers or in their early twenties. The routine is performed after the administration of a local anesthetic. With wisdom tooth removal, there may be more aftercare involved, which we ensure you receive during treatment so your recovery can be as comfortable as possible.
We understand that anxiety can be a real issue for patients who need to have a tooth or several teeth extracted. This is why we offer solutions such as nitrous oxide, a mild relaxing sedative delivered using a nasal mask and a local anesthetic. With nitrous oxide, the gas will take effect quickly before leaving the system with equal speed, making this anxiety management solution ideal for all ages.
There’s no need to suffer a minute longer from the pain and discomfort of an impacted tooth. Call Vivid Dental today at 281-809-4902 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Harpalani. Our office is conveniently located at 11560 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W #200, Houston, TX.