Dr. Glen Wainwright is a dentist in Austin, Texas that is committed to helping his patients achieve a healthier smile. As a full-service dental office, Austin Dental Care offers tooth extractions for patients of all ages. Dr. Wainwright and his experienced team of dentists utilize digital technology and modern techniques to plan all extractions. Tooth extractions are general dental treatments that ultimately improve the health of teeth and gums.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
Patients may require a tooth extraction for several reasons, including:
- Extensive tooth damage
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- Tooth infection
- To create more space in the mouth to accommodate braces
- The removal of extra teeth
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Baby teeth that are preventing the permanent teeth from developing correctly
- The teeth are damaged from periodontal disease
If you have tooth damage or infection, call Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Most patients develop their wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, in their late teens or early twenties. If a wisdom tooth is impacted or develops incorrectly, it may need to be removed in order to protect the integrity of the neighboring teeth. In some cases, when a wisdom tooth is not removed, patients can experience dental pain, swelling, or other dental health issues. Extracting a wisdom tooth and help alleviate your symptoms and restore balance to your smile.
Types of Tooth Extractions
Simple extractions: During a simple tooth extraction, a dentist can loosen and remove a tooth that is visible from the gum line. With simple tooth extraction, the tooth is typically removed in one piece.
Surgical extractions: A surgical extraction is performed when a tooth is not completely visible from the gum line. In this case, surgical removal is deemed necessary. A small incision is made in the gums, and the tooth may need to be removed in fragments. In some cases, the bone surrounding the tooth needs to be cut into to access the tooth.
Contact Our Austin Dental Office
Are you looking for tooth extraction treatment in Austin, Texas? Call Austin Dental Care today at 512-518-6392 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Wainwright online. Dr. Wainwright provides high-quality dental care in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.