Tooth Extractions in Belton, TX

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what are Tooth Extractions?

At ACE Dental of Belton, our general dentists make every effort to preserve and save patients' natural teeth. But in some cases, removing a tooth with a simple or surgical tooth extraction is the best option for a patient's oral health. We perform simple extractions when teeth are visible and can be removed rather easily. When teeth are impacted or more difficult to remove from the jaw, though, a surgical extraction is often necessary, like with wisdom teeth extraction. Whether your family members have stubborn baby teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, or teeth that can't be repaired, our caring and experienced team is here to provide tooth extraction services. We hold patient comfort as our highest priority and can provide nitrous oxide sedation to help you feel even more at ease. If you or a family member needs a tooth extracted, contact our Belton, TX practice and schedule an appointment today.

who is a good candidate for a tooth extraction?

Patients of all ages can be candidates for tooth extractions in Belton. Children may need to have stubborn baby teeth removed to make room for proper permanent tooth eruption. In some cases, teenagers preparing for orthodontics may need extractions to create space for proper tooth alignment. Patients between the ages of 17 – 21 are often candidates for wisdom tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth that are impacted or unable to fully erupt. In addition to meeting these needs, ACE Dental of Belton also provides tooth extractions for teeth that cannot be repaired, such as severely decayed or abscessed teeth, broken teeth, or teeth affected by advanced bone loss from periodontal disease.

when do you need wisdom teeth extracted?

Our dentists at ACE Dental of Belton are highly skilled in removing teeth that are impacted or unable to fully breakthrough. If you're experiencing pain in the back of your mouth or stiffness in your jaw, in addition to swollen or tender gums, you may benefit from wisdom teeth extraction in Belton. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss different options and explain how we will remove the tooth as carefully as possible. Our team will even go over aftercare instructions with you to guarantee that you have all the information you need before undergoing a wisdom tooth extraction. Schedule an appointment today for wisdom teeth extraction in Belton to get the relief you need from painful wisdom teeth.

What Is the Tooth Removal Process?

Our dentists perform tooth extractions in Belton in our relaxing, fully equipped treatment rooms. We use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth, but we can also administer nitrous oxide gas to help you feel more comfortable and at ease if dental procedures cause you anxiety. When performing simple extractions, we loosen the tooth from its surrounding socket and gently remove it from the jaw. Surgical extractions require that we make small incisions in your gums to gain access to the tooth. At times, the tooth may need to be removed in pieces in order to preserve your oral structures and make the extraction process easier. Sutures may then be placed so your mouth can begin to heal.

HOw is the recovery from tooth removal?

Our team will provide post-treatment care instructions following your extraction. We recommend that you avoid using straws, smoking, and spitting for a few days after your procedure — especially after a wisdom tooth extraction. Our dentists may prescribe antibiotics or pain medication if needed, and cold packs against your face can ease discomfort as you recover. In addition to attending follow-up visits, it's important to maintain regular dental check-ups at ACE Dental of Belton so we can assess your oral health on an on-going basis. If your extraction involved the removal of a functional tooth, our team can also help you select an effective tooth replacement option.

Does Insurance Cover Extractions?

Some dental insurance plans partially cover simple and surgical tooth extraction procedures. However, sedation dentistry often isn't covered. Before your appointment, we'll review your insurance plan and work to maximize your benefits and do our best to minimize your personal costs. ACE Dental of Belton is proud to offer affordable dental care to our community, and we accept several budget-friendly payment methods to help you manage any out-of-pocket expenses before you undergo any tooth extractions in Belton.

Experienced dental Care for Your Family

We know that most patients prefer not to lose a natural tooth. However, if a tooth extraction is necessary, the experienced dentists at ACE Dental of Belton will provide the care you need and can assist you in making the best decision for your health. If you or a family member has wisdom tooth pain, badly damaged teeth, or other dental needs, schedule a consultation at our Belton, TX office. We can also help you explore tooth replacement options and choose the ideal solution for your needs.

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