Comfortable, Anxiety-Free Dental Care
At Basin Dental Suite, we believe that your natural teeth should last a lifetime and never spare any effort to repair and restore a damaged tooth. However, there are unfortunate instances where a tooth simply cannot be saved and needs to be removed. Whatever the reason is behind the extraction, you can rest assured that your comfort is always our top priority!
FIND OUT IF YOU REQUIRE A TOOTH EXTRACTION AT OUR ODESSA OFFICE!
If you have a damaged or painful tooth, visit our office to determine your best treatment options. If extracting a tooth is our only viable option, you can count on our team for gentle, anxiety-free care. We are committed to providing our valued patients with the outstanding dental service they deserve!
Proudly serving patients in Odessa, TX, and the surrounding areas!
Here's a look at some reasons Dr. Esho may recommend having a tooth extracted:
- Irreparable Damage: Extracting a tooth is always our last resort. If a tooth sustains damage beyond repair due to deep tooth decay, fracture near the gum line, or trauma, we may recommend removing it.
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Gum disease is a destructive condition that can deteriorate the bone and tissues supporting the teeth, resulting in loose teeth. If a tooth doesn't have its support and there's nothing we can do to save it, we may have no choice but to extract it.
- Orthodontic Treatment: Overcrowding can require selective extractions of one or more of your teeth. That helps create the space needed to allow the remaining teeth to shift into alignment.
- Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing problems, including pain, coming in crooked, being impacted or stuck in the jaw, and developing decay or infection. Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common oral surgeries performed.
If you require an extraction, we'll first numb the area using a local anesthetic and administer dental sedation, if needed, to ensure you are comfortable. There are two types of dental extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction involves removing a tooth that's visible and easily accessible. A surgical extraction, on the other hand, is a more involved procedure required to remove impacted, broken, weak, or fragile teeth or ones with long, curved roots.
After your extraction, we'll provide you with care tips to follow and will prescribe pain medication for use as needed. Patients typically report minimal pain or discomfort during and after the procedure
Once your tooth is extracted, the healing process will begin. Your body will naturally create a blood clot in the area where the tooth's root was. Make sure to avoid smoking, spitting, or drinking through a straw for at least 48 hours after your tooth extraction to prevent dislodging that clot. Otherwise, you may develop a very painful condition known as dry socket. If you notice increased pain or swelling at the extraction site or if you have any concerns, please contact our office right away.