Are your wisdom teeth causing you problems? Although our permanent teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, at the dental office of Henry B. Bowman, DDS, we understand situations do arise where a tooth extraction may be necessary. Wondering if you may need a tooth extraction? Here are some common reasons teeth need to be removed:
Think you may need a tooth extraction in Houston? Schedule an appointment with us today!
If your affected tooth is fully erupted, visible and in one piece, Dr. Henry Bowman will perform a simple tooth extraction. Prior to your tooth extraction, a local anesthetic will be applied, so your procedure is more comfortable. A specialized dental tool called an elevator will be used to loosen your affected tooth, once loosened enough we will use forceps to remove the tooth gently.
Following your tooth extraction, we recommend replacing the missing tooth unless you have had wisdom teeth removed. Neglecting to do so can actually result in teeth shifting, loose teeth and even tooth loss. There are various restorative options that can be used to restore the appearance and function of your tooth properly.
Do you suffer from severely decayed, damaged or infected teeth? Contact the dental practice of Henry B. Bowman, DDS in Houston, TX today to schedule your consultation. We’d be happy to evaluate your tooth to determine if a tooth extraction would benefit you.