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Tooth Extractions – Houston, TX

Comfortable & Safe
Tooth Removal

 

Our primary goal is to preserve our patients’ teeth for as long as possible here at Bluebonnet Dental, but sometimes, a tooth can be so damaged or decayed that the only viable option is to remove it. Should you or your child ever require an extraction, Dr. Barker will do everything he can to make the experience comfortable from start to finish, including offering sedation and providing a quick replacement.

Why Choose Bluebonnet Dental for Tooth Extractions?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • Sedation Options for Patients of All Ages
  • We Take Patient Comfort Very Seriously

Common Reasons
for Extraction

Most of the time, a tooth needs to be extracted because it is damaged beyond repair, whether due to decay or physical trauma. We may also remove a tooth to create more room in the mouth so the rest can shift in response to orthodontic treatment. Often, getting a denture starts with extractions so we can ensure the prosthetic fits as comfortably and securely as possible. For children, we may need to remove a stubborn baby tooth so the incoming adult tooth has room to erupt properly.

How Tooth Extractions Work

If a tooth has already fully erupted, we can perform what is called a simple extraction, in which the patient is numbed, and then the tooth is gently rocked back and forth until it slips out on its own. But, if a tooth is still located within the gums and jaw, we’ll do a surgical extraction. For this, a small incision is made, and then the tooth is removed in pieces to minimize any trauma to the nearby tissues.

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