Removing a tooth is usually the last option for treatment. At Southern Dental in Houston, we strive to help you keep your natural teeth whenever possible. However, an extraction is sometimes the only viable treatment option for a variety of reasons.
Most extractions are necessary because of advanced tooth decay or disease, or to remove teeth that are broken or are blocking other teeth, as well as impacted wisdom teeth.
Tooth extractions are surgical procedures performed under local anesthesia. They can also be done using laughing gas for patients who are particularly apprehensive. General anesthesia is rarely required. At Southern Dental, we always keep your comfort top of mind, and we work to ensure a pain-free experience. If you think you must have a tooth removed, contact Southern Dental for an evaluation. Our expert dentists may be able to save that tooth.