Tooth Extraction

Have an extremely damaged or decayed tooth? Searching for a tooth extraction near Georgetown, TX? Sometimes a tooth must be removed, whether it’s to make room in the mouth or to make space for another dental procedure such as dental implants. Tooth extraction has been made much easier by advancements in modern dental technology and is nothing to be afraid of. For any tooth extraction near Round Rock, TX, patients can count on Renken Dentistry.

Types of Tooth Extraction

  • A simple tooth extraction is a less invasive procedure that occurs when the tooth has already emerged past the gum line. During a simple extraction, your Georgetown dentist can simply grasp the tooth with forceps and remove it using a few other instruments.
  • A surgical tooth extraction is a slightly more invasive procedure in which the tooth is still below the gum line or has deep roots, like with wisdom teeth. For a surgical extraction, you may need to be placed under general anesthesia depending on the complexity of the procedure. Your Georgetown dentist will have to make an incision in the gums to remove the tooth, which may need to be cut into pieces to be removed.

Think you may need a tooth extraction near Georgetown, TX? Let us know.

What to Expect

Scheduled your tooth extraction? You might not be able to drive yourself home after the anesthesia, so you will need to bring an adult with you to your procedure. Your Georgetown dentist may first take an x-ray of the area so he or she can see what needs to be done. After that, you’ll be given a type of anesthesia, and the tooth can be removed.

It’s important that you not disturb the area in the days following your procedure, as the wound needs to clot properly. Avoid drinking through straws, brushing too harshly, or eating hard foods to give the area time to heal.

To make an appointment for a tooth extraction near you, give our Georgetown, TX office a call.

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