Tooth Extraction in Spring, TX
Located in Spring, TX, and serving The Woodlands, Houston, and the surrounding Texas communities, the dental office of Emily E. Graham, DDS offers tooth extractions to local residents requiring family dentistry.
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What Is a Tooth Extraction?
Dr. Graham recommends tooth extraction for patients in the advanced stages of tooth decay and periodontal disease. The benefit of tooth extraction is that the procedure not only addresses the problems with the extracted tooth, but also protects the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone from developing the same problems. Dr. Graham may also recommend tooth extraction to alleviate problems associated with the overcrowding caused by excess teeth.
What Is the Procedure for a Tooth Extraction?
We understand that losing teeth is a difficult experience for our patients. We provide the professional guidance and support that you need in order to consider your options and make the choice that is right for you. Tooth extraction requires the use of local anesthesia to numb the area and help you remain comfortable. General anesthesia may be used if more than one tooth is being extracted or if the tooth is impacted.
The tooth is pulled with a rocking motion. If the tooth is impacted, Dr. Graham may need to remove gum tissue and bone in order to remove the tooth. In some cases, teeth are removed in pieces.
While local anesthesia eliminates the physical discomfort, some of our patients do not like the sound of having their teeth extracted. Feel free to bring headphones and listen to music or your favorite audio book during the procedure.
What After-Care for a Tooth Extraction Does Dr. Graham Recommend?
If incisions were used for your tooth extraction, Dr. Graham closes the area with stitches. A blood clot naturally forms in the tooth socket, and Dr. Graham places a gauze pack into the socket to help control any bleeding. You may have some mild discomfort after your tooth extraction, and over-the-counter or prescription medications may be recommended.
Although uncommon, a condition known as “dry socket” may occur when the blood clot in the tooth socket breaks loose. If this occurs, contact our office for a follow-up appointment.
Learn more about our family dentistry services.
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Fillings
- Dental Hygiene
- Dental Implants
- Dental Sealants
- Dental X-Rays
- Fluoride Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- OraCare™ Mouth Rinse
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Root Canals
- Sedation Dentistry
- Teeth Cleaning
Our other dental services include the following:
Why Should I Choose Dr. Emily E. Graham, DDS as My Family Dentistry Provider?
Dr. Emily E. Graham, DDS is a recognized leader in the field of oral healthcare. In 2000, she was honored with the Texas Dental Association New Dentist Leadership Award, and today she is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. She takes great pride in giving her patients the highest level of oral healthcare in a compassionate way.
How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost in Spring, TX?
The cost of tooth extractions varies by patient. The best way to find out how much your tooth extraction will cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Graham.
Many dental insurance plans cover tooth extractions, so you may only need to pay a portion of the cost. Every policy is unique, though, so we will need to review your individual coverage to determine how much you may need to pay out of pocket.
Because we are committed to providing every patient with the highest quality in oral healthcare, we offer financing through CareCredit®. You can even be pre-approved before your consultation appointment. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
If you pay in full on the day of your services, you receive a 5% discount!
Schedule Your Tooth Extraction Consultation with Dr. Emily E. Graham, DDS Today!
Please call 281-407-4561 today to schedule your free initial consultation! At the dental office of Emily E. Graham, DDS, we have a vision to achieve radiant smiles while building relationships based on integrity and commitment to our patients’ care. Our team of top-notch dental professionals recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. Our services have improved the lives of people from in and around Spring and The Woodlands, including residents of Houston. We specialize in dental services for adults, children, and teenagers, and we are committed to helping you have the smile you deserve.