Tooth Extractions in Pasadena, TX

What Happens During a Tooth Extraction Procedure?

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Reasons for Needing a Tooth Extraction

Our permanent teeth are designed to last for our entire lifetime. However, this is not always the case. In fact, there are a number of different reasons why a patient might need to get a tooth pulled. Some of the most common reasons are explained further below.

Overcrowded Mouth

In a patient with a smaller mouth, the teeth can become overcrowded and begin to overlap one another. This can create discomfort and may also be a source of embarrassment for the individual.Additionally, this situation can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay. At times, pulling one or more teeth can allow for the remaining teeth to straighten, giving a nicer appearance to the smile and protecting the health of the mouth.

Serious Infection

Teeth can become infected, which can lead to extreme pain and potential health hazards. If the root of the tooth has been damaged beyond repair by the existing infection, the dentist may recommend having the tooth pulled. In other cases, we’ll remove a tooth due to the threat of infection or existing periodontal disease.

Severely Damaged Tooth

When teeth crack due to accidents or trauma, the root can become severely damaged. For example, the tooth may need to be removed to prevent further issues from developing down the road.

Aftercare Following a Tooth Removal

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Family Dental Care and Services

Your dentist in Pasadena, TX provides the dental services you need for healthy teeth and gums. Some services involve oral surgeries through a specialist, whereas others take place in the dentist’s office. Services you can count on from Laughlin Dental include:

Your dentist at Laughlin Dental works hard with you to help you avoid needing surgery. Focus on preventing your need for oral surgery through your best routine oral health care and hygiene. Start that best oral health by scheduling your next visit with Laughlin Dental now at (281) 801-6818.

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