Remove Problematic Teeth
Gentle Extractions in Pearland
The most common reason for a tooth extraction is to remove problematic wisdom teeth. Tooth extractions may also be suggested when teeth are severely damaged due to decay or an oral injury, and they are unable to be treated with root canal therapy. At Sea Lotus Dentistry, Dr. Doan will only suggest removing a tooth if it is absolutely necessary, and she will always ensure that your procedure is as painless as possible.
Understanding The Process
A basic extraction typically only takes about five minutes per tooth. Your mouth will be cleaned and numbed, and you can also choose to be sedated to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the process. Dr. Doan will use professional-grade dental tools to loosen your tooth in the socket and gently remove it by the root. The area will be disinfected, cleaned, and sutured shut. We will also go over any replacement options to ensure that your smile remains confident and healthy after an extraction.
Protect Your Smile
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are our final sets of molars, and they usually erupt between the ages of 17-25. While these teeth are a natural part of our oral development, most people do not have enough room in their mouths for them to grow in properly. The eruption of wisdom teeth can cause teeth to shift or become overcrowded, and this can also ruin past orthodontic work. If wisdom teeth grow in improperly, they can become impacted (unable to fully emerge from the gum), leading to serious pain and discomfort. If this is the case, Dr. Doan will suggest an extraction to ensure that the rest of your smile remains healthy and unencumbered.
Treating And Removing
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Extracting an impacted wisdom tooth is a bit different than a basic extraction, since it involves the removal of a tooth that has not emerged from the gums. After your mouth is cleaned and numbed, an incision will be made into your gum that will allow Dr. Doan to access your impacted tooth. The tooth is then removed piece-by-piece. To finish the procedure, the area is cleaned and sutured shut.