Gentle Tooth Extractions in Houston, TX
Dr. Krell Can Relieve Your Pain
Having a tooth removed can be intimidating, but sometimes it’s the only way to restore your oral health and prevent additional damage. Dr. Krell and our highly skilled team will do everything we can to save your tooth before resorting to the last course of action, tooth extraction.
Discover how Dr. Krell can gently extract your tooth and help you feel comfortable and worry-free throughout the procedure.
Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is never a desired service, but it’s one that may become crucial in certain circumstances, such as the following:
- An impacted or dysfunctional wisdom tooth
- Damaged, decayed, or overcrowded teeth
- Severe dental trauma
- A primary tooth that fails to erupt properly
- Periodontal disease
The Extraction Process
Each one of your teeth is held in place by a ligament that runs along the edge of its socket. We’ll remove your tooth by gently expanding the socket to separate the tooth from the ligament. Dr. Krell takes the time to create a comfortable environment for extractions that will keep patients at ease, using effective relaxation techniques like sedation dentistry.
If the removed tooth or teeth need replacements, he can also help patients choose the ideal treatment for this goal so that our team is able to get started right away. We don’t want you to be without your reliable and confident smile any longer than necessary.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Sometimes, tooth extractions are necessary to restore your oral health to its highest standard. It doesn't have to be nerve-racking⎼ Dr. Krell has the skill and experience to ensure you have a trouble-free experience. Give us a call at (713) 877-1775 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Krell so that he can help relieve your pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a tooth extraction take?
Most tooth extractions require about 20 to 40 minutes to complete. However, there are several circumstances that may influence the length of your procedure. Factors that are considered include how many teeth are being removed, where they’re located, and the difficulty of the removal. At your initial consultation, Dr. Krell will examine your oral health and recommend the best course of action with a timeline of your extraction plan.
What do I do after a tooth extraction?
After getting a tooth extracted, it’s important to rest for the first 24 hours and meticulously follow your aftercare instructions. Failure to do so may result in possible complications during the healing process, which is the most crucial period. Dr. Krell asks that you avoid touching the surgical site, keep the gauze in for several hours, and apply a cold compress to relieve pain and swelling.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
Recovering from a tooth extraction varies from patient to patient based on their individual case. Generally, a full recovery can take as little as seven to ten days with good oral hygiene and care. This means following your aftercare instructions to help speed up the recovery process and prevent your risk of complications.
Is a tooth extraction painful?
We’ll provide you with dental sedation so you won’t feel pain during the extraction, relieving any worries you may have. It’s safe and effective, and a member of our staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you feel completely comfortable. After surgery, you may experience mild discomfort or pain, but we’ll prescribe pain medication for your recovery.