Tooth Extraction


Pasadena Texas Dentist Dr. Nugent

Tooth Extraction

Nobody wants to have their tooth pulled. Dr. Nugent works very hard so that patients can keep their natural teeth. However, sometimes things happen and teeth can’t be saved. This patient has a fractured tooth and nothing could be done to save the tooth. The tooth had to be extracted. Listen to the patient describe her tooth extraction.


What is Tooth Extraction Surgery?

When a tooth is visible above the gum line and can be readily extracted with forceps, this is referred to as a simple extraction. General anesthesia will be administered to make sure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure.

However, if a tooth that is more difficult to remove has not yet emerged, Dr. Nugent will need to remove gingival tissue or bone in order to extract it. This is known as a surgical extraction and may necessitate stitches to close the wound so it can recover. To expedite recovery and prevent complications, it is vital to strictly adhere to your Dr. Nugent’s aftercare instructions.

Restorative Dental Options Following Extraction

The surgical extraction of teeth may sound intimidating, but you have nothing to fear about thanks to modern techniques and general anesthesia. Even though a tooth extraction may be necessary, it does not mean that you must exist with missing teeth. To replace an excised tooth, Dr. Nugent can perform the following restorative dental procedures:

  • Single Implants
  • Multiple Implants
  • Implant-Retained Bridge
  • Implant Dentures
  • Standard Dentures
What to Anticipate from Tooth Extraction

We understand that the thought of having a tooth extracted can be upsetting, and that you may have anxiety about the procedure. Dr. Nugent also offers Sedation Dentistry to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your procedure.

You will be given specific post-operative instructions to ensure optimal recovery of the gums around the area where the tooth was extracted.

When is Tooth Extraction Advisable?

Tooth extractions are recommended for numerous purposes, including the following:

  • Severely broken down dentition
  • Impacted teeth (usually referred to an oral surgeon for treatment)
  • The removal of wisdom teeth (to prevent infection)
  • Extremely rotten teeth
  • Preparation for dental implants
  • Orthodontic treatment preparation
  • Prevent the spread of periodontal disease or an infection.

Our Pasadena, Texas dental office is a stress-free option for wisdom tooth extraction, tooth extractions prior to dental implant placement, and other dental procedures.

It is important to note that timely treatment can improve oral health regardless of whether you have impacted teeth or irreparably damaged teeth.

Schedule Your Appointment Now

If you are looking for a dental office that cares about you and your well being then our office if for you. See why we have generations of families that come see us.  Call our office at 713-941-8261 and schedule your new patient exam. Dr. Nugent is located at 3421 Burke Rd, STE A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.

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Tooth extractions don’t have to be scary.