Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal | Boerne

Gentle, Efficient Care

At Complete Dental Studio, we provide gentle, efficient tooth extractions as a viable option for preserving your dental health when other treatments won’t work.

Dr. Alghadban utilize the latest techniques and technologies to minimize your discomfort and ensure a rapid, smooth recovery.

What Is Tooth Extraction?

Extraction is the process of removing your tooth from the socket in the bone, and it can be necessary for various reasons, including extensive:

  • Decay
  • Trauma
  • Infection

At our Boerne office, we understand the importance of preserving your natural teeth, and we strive to offer our patients the most effective and minimally invasive treatments whenever possible.

We don’t take the decision to extract a tooth lightly, and we usually recommend the procedure when other treatment options — including fillings, crown, or root canals — are no longer effective or appropriate.

Dr. Alghadban will conduct a thorough examination, review your dental history, and take X-rays to assess the condition of your teeth and determine the best course of action.

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Wisdom Tooth Removal

One of the most common reasons for extraction is wisdom teeth.

Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth usually emerge in the late teenage years or early twenties and can cause several problems, including pain, infection, and damage to nearby teeth.

In such cases, extraction may be recommended to prevent further complications.

Types of Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure used to remove teeth that are causing discomfort or posing a risk to oral health. Generally, there are two types of tooth extractions:

  • Simple extraction
  • Surgical extraction

Simple and surgical extractions are generally safe and effective procedures. The type of extraction recommended by Dr. Alghadban will depend on the position and condition of your tooth.

At your appointment, our team will discuss the risks and benefits of each option with you and provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth after the extraction to ensure proper healing.

In most cases, you can expect to return to normal activities within a few days after the procedure.

Surgical Extraction

On the other hand, surgical extraction is a more complex procedure used when the tooth has not fully erupted through the gum tissue. In this case, our dentists will need to make a small incision in the gums to access the tooth.

Depending on the tooth’s position and shape, it may need to be cut into smaller pieces before it can be removed. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, and patients may feel some pressure or discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally not painful.

In some cases, a surgical extraction may require sedation or general anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your procedure. This is often the case with impacted wisdom teeth, which can be more difficult to extract due to their position at the back of the mouth.

Simple Extraction

Simple extraction is a relatively straightforward procedure performed when the tooth has fully erupted through the gum tissue.

During this type of extraction, our team will loosen the tooth with a special tool called an elevator and then remove it using forceps. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area, and patients may feel slight pressure or discomfort during the procedure, but it is usually painless.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Removing wisdom teeth is a common procedure, and Dr. Alghadban is our board-certified periodontist who has the expertise and knowledge to do it safely and carefully.

“Wisdom teeth” is the name given for a third set of molars that erupt behind a person’s adult molars and are located at the far back of the mouth. Not everyone develops wisdom teeth, but those who do will need enough room inside their mouths to accommodate those extra teeth.

Reasons for Removing Wisdom Teeth

If not enough room is available, a variety of problems may arise, including developing an “impacted” wisdom tooth. An impacted tooth is one that:

  • Doesn’t completely erupt through your gums
  • Comes in at an angle
  • Is angled toward an existing adult molar
  • Comes in at an angle toward the back of your mouth

Left untreated, an impacted tooth can be painful and cause damage to your other teeth, as well as develop an infection or damage bone tissue. Often, the best way to treat an impacted wisdom tooth is to extract it.

How Tooth Extraction Works

Whether you need a tooth extraction or a wisdom tooth removed, Dr. Alghadban provides both simple and surgical extractions for our patients.

Before your tooth extraction, we’ll schedule an appointment for an exam and X-rays so that Dr. Alghadban can evaluate everything about your situation, including determining:

  • If an active infection is present
  • Whether you need a simple or surgical extraction
  • How long the surgery will last

While removing wisdom teeth is a common procedure, you’ll likely have many questions. That’s why Dr. Alghadban will also make sure to spend time addressing your concerns during your appointment and throughout the process.

We’re proud to provide Boerne and the surrounding communities with quality dental care from Dr. Alghadban, who has the extensive training and experience to get you the safe, long-lasting results you deserve.

Your health and comfort are always a priority at Complete Dental Studio!

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