If your Katy dentist has told you a tooth cannot be saved, it may need to be removed. Although tooth extraction may sound scary and painful, it is often a simple procedure that can alleviate pain or future dental work. We perform two types of tooth extractions in Katy, TX: simple and surgical. While the result is the same, the process is different.
A simple tooth extraction in Katy can do on an erupted tooth above the gum line. The affected tooth may be damaged, decayed or experiencing pain caused by gum disease. Simple extraction can be performed under local anesthesia in our Katy family dentist office. Although you may have some pain or swelling, the treated area usually heals quickly.
Surgical extraction requires sedation to remove teeth below the gum line. This procedure is often used to extract impacted wisdom teeth. Your Katy dentist will make an incision in your gum, remove the trapped tooth, then close the opening with stitches. Antibiotics may be prescribed to ward off infection while your gums heal.
If you are experiencing tooth pain or swelling and think you may need a tooth extraction in Katy, call Villagio Family Dental today and schedule an appointment. Dr. Adriana Zaharie can determine if a simple or surgical tooth extraction is the right solution to end your pain and restore your oral health.
Dr. Adriana Zaharie has a gentle patient approach and excellent clinical skills that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.