Dental Extractions in Katy, TX!

Dental extractions are never among our patient’s favorite dental treatments. Fortunately, our friendly and compassionate dental team is here to make your procedure as comfortable and streamlined as it can be! To learn more about our tooth extraction services or schedule your next visit, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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When is it necessary to have a tooth removed?

Dental extractions can become necessary when a tooth is severely damaged, decayed beyond repair, infected, or poses a threat to your oral health. While our primary goal is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible, there are cases in which a gentle dental extraction is the best course of action to prevent further complications and maintain positive oral health. Elyson Family Dental offers a range of excellent tooth-replacement options, and we’d be happy to help you determine which restorative treatment is right for your smile.

Is having a tooth extracted painful?

The perception of pain associated with a tooth extraction can vary from person to person. However, modern dental techniques and local anesthesia have significantly minimized discomfort during the procedure. Many patients feel pressure during an extraction, but you shouldn’t feel sharp pain. Our practice also provides both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, which can help make the process even smoother and more relaxed, and we would be happy to help you decide if either of those would be a safe and effective choice for you.

How long does it take to recover from a dental extraction?

The recovery period after a dental extraction depends on various factors, including the complexity of the extraction, your overall health, and how well you follow post-operative instructions. You might experience some bleeding and discomfort immediately after the extraction, and swelling around the extraction site is common and should subside within a few days. After a couple of days, it’s still advised that patients avoid doing anything too strenuous or drink through a straw, as this can lead to a painful complication called a dry socket.

Have another question for our team? Interested in scheduling a consultation? Please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to assist you.