Tooth Extractions in New Braunfels, TX

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About Tooth Extractions

Though our team of dental professionals at ACE Dental of New Braunfels makes every effort to preserve and maintain your natural teeth, there are cases where a tooth or teeth might have to be extracted. A simple extraction involves taking out a tooth that is visible above the gums. This is typically used for a tooth that is decayed or damaged beyond repair. A surgical extraction removes a tooth that has not fully erupted through the gumline. Surgical extractions are most frequently performed to remove impacted teeth, like wisdom teeth, that do not have enough room to fit into your mouth. Regardless of the reason for needing a tooth extraction at ACE Dental of New Braunfels, our team will provide you with personalized treatment. Our New Braunfels, TX office offers nitrous oxide sedation to help you remain more relaxed throughout your procedure. Contact our team for more information or to schedule an exam to enhance your oral health.

Ideal Candidates for Tooth extractions

Individuals of all ages could be a candidate for a tooth extraction. You may also need a dental extraction to remove teeth that cannot fit in your mouth. This involves your third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, that often grow in around the ages of 17 – 21. In older kids, infant teeth that have not fallen out naturally may have to be pulled so that they do not obstruct the permanent teeth. If you are getting braces or considering Invisalign, then you may need a tooth extraction to make room for other teeth as they move into their proper position. Additionally, some dental conditions, such as a severely decayed or abscessed tooth, may require an extraction. 

What To Expect During An Extraction

Dental extractions are carried out in our office under local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth being removed. Nitrous oxide sedation is also available, depending on the extent of the extraction and to help you stay at ease if you have dental anxiety. For a simple extraction, the tooth will be loosened with a special device known as an elevator prior to removing the tooth. A surgical extraction entails making incisions in your gums to get to the tooth. If needed, the tooth may be broken down into smaller pieces so that it can be taken out. When the tooth is removed, we will close the incision in your gums with sutures. 

Recovery After Tooth Removal

While your gums heal following your extraction, you need to avoid spitting, smoking, and using straws. Your recovery will vary based on the complexity of your extraction; however, most patients choose to eat soft, cool foods for the first few days after the procedure. Our team will speak with you regarding what to expect during your recovery and ways to look after your mouth. Since your mouth may feel sore after the extraction, we might recommend over-the-counter pain medicine and cold compresses to enhance your comfort. In some cases, we may give you a written prescription for pain medicine and/or antibiotics. In addition to any suggested follow-up visits, you should continue to schedule regular appointments at ACE Dental of New Braunfels for dental exams and cleanings so we can track your oral health following an extraction.

Insurance Coverage

An extraction may be covered in part by dental insurance, but your sedation method might not be completely covered. Before your procedure, we will call your insurance carrier to find out your specific policy and estimate your personal costs. If you do not have dental insurance, our financial team can speak with you about the numerous payments we take, along with information on medical financing.

tooth Extractions To Improve Oral Health

When you have a tooth that is badly damaged, or if your mouth lacks the room for teeth to fully erupt, a tooth extraction in ACE Dental of New Braunfels may help in improving your oral health and smile. Schedule an appointment at our office in New Braunfels, TX to find out more about surgical and simple extractions. If you have dental anxieties or fears, ask about nitrous oxide sedation to help keep you calm and relaxed during your procedure.

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