Tooth Extractions Houston, Texas 77074
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth.
Why is Extraction Needed?
When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your child’ s dentist may extract the tooth during a regular checkup or may request another visit for this procedure. The root of each tooth is encased within the jawbone in a “tooth socket”, and the tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, the dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with the doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation.