Many patients worry about what they’ll do after one of their teeth is extracted. At Star Plus Dental, we have the training, equipment, and experience to extract teeth while making you as comfortable as can be. After the extraction, we can provide you with several dental restoration options to replace the tooth that was extracted.
We also explain to patients at Star Plus Dental in Sugar Land, TX that replacing a wisdom tooth is neither necessary nor recommended. Wisdom teeth, also known as the 3rd molars, are accessory teeth that serve no real function or value. Removing a wisdom tooth won’t change or affect the way you chew or speak. It also won’t affect your smile.
We determine whether a tooth needs to be extracted by examining the patient and with the help of imaging. X-rays can tell us a lot about the condition of a tooth and its positioning. Teeth that are closer to the surface can be removed using simple extraction.
Those that are deeper or positioned horizontally might need to be removed surgically. Surgical extractions are tougher and associated with more swelling. You’ll be given adequate anesthesia regardless of the type of extraction being performed to make you comfortable. We will also provide you with instructions to follow for the first few days to limit bleeding, swelling, and discomfort.
As we mentioned earlier, we can set you up with implants, bridges, or dentures to replace teeth after extractions. Wisdom teeth don’t need to be replaced since they have no real value. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone using a titanium screw. Bridges are artificial teeth carried on a structure attached on either side to natural teeth. Dentures are the removable option we have.
Once healing occurs and gum tissue starts to grow over the defect, we can start considering implants, bridges, and dentures. We’ll describe each of them in detail and tell you what we think would be the best option for you. The final decision is yours. We’ll do our best regardless of what you choose.