Extractions in San Antonio, TX

A deeply damaged tooth can cause more damage to the surrounding teeth and even lead to more serious health problems. Thankfully, tooth extraction can help prevent toothache and further damage.

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Why May I Need a Tooth Extraction?

You may need a tooth extraction if: 

  • The tooth is severely damaged or decayed and cannot be restored by a dental filling
  • Periodontal disease has caused extensive damage to the tooth
  • Tooth extraction may also be necessary if there is overcrowding in the mouth or make room for orthodontic treatment

If you need a tooth extraction in San Antonio, contact Smiles of Bulverde today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisa Ding.

Extractions in San Antonio, TX

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A tooth extraction procedure is neither long nor painful and can be completed on the same day if there are no complications.

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Types of Extractions

Basic tooth extraction

Basic, or simple, extractions involve the removal of teeth that are visible in the mouth. At Smiles of Bulverde, we use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth and then use special tools to loosen it before pulling it from the socket.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical process to extract one or several wisdom teeth (third molars located at the back corners of the mouth). This procedure is done to reduce crowding and prevent future dental issues, such as tooth decay, infection, gum disease, jaw damage, and bone loss.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Impacted wisdom teeth extraction involves surgically removing wisdom teeth that are stuck or unable to erupt through the gum line. During the procedure, the dentist will make an incision through the gum to expose the impacted tooth before cutting or pulling it out in one piece.

The Tooth Extraction Process

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Initial Examination

The tooth extraction process begins with an initial assessment by your San Antonio dentist. They will examine the affected tooth and surrounding gums and take x-rays to determine the extent of the damage.

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At Smiles of Bulverde, we offer several sedation options to keep your tooth extraction process painless, soothing, and stress-free. Your dentist may also recommend anesthesia or complex cases.

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After sedation, your dentist will use specialized tools to loosen the tooth and carefully pull it out. Depending on the extent of the damage, the dentist may also need to remove some of the surrounding bone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your dentist may decide that an extraction is best for you if you still feel persistent pain even after other restorative dental procedures like a filling or root canal. This indicates that an infection has badly damaged your tooth.

After tooth extraction, your dentist will clean the area and place a gauze over the extraction site to prevent bleeding. This also helps form a blood clot, which helps facilitate healing and prevent dry sockets. Your dentist may recommend avoiding certain foods and activities that could disrupt the healing process.

If you need a tooth extracted in San Antonio, contact our professional dentists at Smiles of Bulverde. You can also call our office at (210) 907-8666 to discuss your dental needs with our dentist, Dr. Lisa Ding.

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