Teeth Extraction in Houston, TX
If you have significant tooth decay that has damaged much of your tooth, have wisdom teeth that are impacting neighboring teeth, getting a dental implant, or your mouth is too crowded with teeth, Dr. Bosse may recommend getting your tooth extracted.
It’s natural to fear wisdom tooth removal but at Greenspoint Dental, you can be assured of a painless teeth extraction in Houston, TX. We have a professional and compassionate team that eases patient-anxiety before starting the extraction.
How we do it
When performing a teeth extraction, patients are given an anesthetic so they experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. How a tooth is extracted depends on the tooth’s location in the mouth.
Surface teeth are typically removed in one piece while teeth under the gum’s surface may be removed in many pieces. In the wisdom teeth extraction case, Dr. Bosse will put in stitches which will dissolve or be removed after a few day’s time.
After your tooth extraction in Houston, TX, Dr. Bosse will provide you with post-operative instructions to follow. Immediately after getting your teeth extracted, there can be some residual bleeding and swelling in the first 24 hours as the tooth socket heals. Applying an ice pack to your cheek can reduce swelling.
For the first few days, we recommend patients eat only soft or liquid foods such as soup, gelatin, or ice cream. Pointy or rough textured foods such as potato chips can irritate the empty socket. Avoid doing anything that involves a sucking motion such as smoking or using a straw.
Sucking motions interfere and delay healing time. Within one to two months, the gum tissue will grow in the space of the empty socket.