Dental Extractions Customized to Every Patient

At Bluebonnet Dental, we know that the thought of a dental extraction can produce anxiety in some patients, especially if they’ve watched movies and television shows that create and embellish situations that would never happen in real life!

Our number one goal is patient comfort and satisfaction, and we know that most dental anxiety can be alleviated with information. That’s why we’re happy to provide the following answers to the most commonly asked questions about dental extraction in Houston.

What are the most common reasons that a patient would require a tooth extraction?

Although the answer to this question can vary by individual, the most common reasons include teeth that are overly crowded and obstructing the ability to maintain good oral hygiene, impacted wisdom teeth, or teeth that have become so infected or damaged that there is no way to restore them back to their full functionality by using other dental procedures, such as dental crowns.

I don’t understand why crowded teeth need to be pulled…can’t I just wear braces?

Although the use of braces can be a solution for crooked teeth, it’s not one that’s typically recommended for crowded teeth. However, we know that every patient is individual, so we will only advise the best treatment plan for your unique smile.

Why do crowded teeth jeopardize good oral health?

When your teeth are crowded or overlapping, it makes it difficult to clean in between them. Although a professional tooth cleaning can perform better than at-home care, an over-crowded mouth presents an increased risk for cavities, decay, gum disease, and more. Most patients find that having a tooth extracted in one office visit is more desirable than battling the ongoing challenges of an over-crowded mouth for years to come.

Isn’t it best to keep as many of your own teeth as possible?

Yes, and because it’s Bluebonnet Dental’s desire to help every one of our patients reach this milestone, you can rest assured that we will look at every treatment option available before we suggest a dental extraction treatment. However, in some cases, a dental extraction makes the best sense when issues such as long-term oral health and budget considerations are factored in.

Will there be a gap in my mouth once the tooth has been extracted?

Most patients choose to replace their extracted tooth with a dental implant, although this is entirely a patient’s decision. In the case of a wisdom tooth extraction in Houston, there will be no need for a dental implant; but if the extracted tooth is in the sight-line of your smile or functions as an important place holder for your other teeth, you may want to consider a dental implant as an option.

How will I know which is the best plan for me?

As mentioned, one of our over-arching goals includes helping you maintain your oral health for years to come. At Bluebonnet Dental, you are more than a number to us. Our caring and professional staff will discuss every treatment option with you – including your budgetary considerations – well in advance of any treatment plan. And if you still have questions, we invite you to keep asking until you’ve obtained all the information you need to make the best decision for your smile, your budget, and your lifestyle.

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