Dr. Michael Courter offers tooth extractions as a general dentistry procedure to patients in Midland, TX. Although many patients may think that dental extractions are painful, they are actually meant to relieve a patient’s pain. Patients with infected, impacted, or even overcrowded teeth can alleviate their pain with a dental extraction procedure. We also can provide dental sedation to patients for more complex extractions. Removing problem teeth helps the overall smile recover. Dr. Courter can also provide dental restorations like dental implants to replace teeth that have been removed due to infection.
What are Simple and Complex Tooth Extractions?
Tooth extractions are often categorized as simple or complex. Simple tooth extractions remove teeth that are above the gum line. Complex dental extractions remove teeth that are at or below the gum line. It may take longer to perform this type of extraction. We can provide local anesthetic for both simple and complex extractions. For complex tooth extractions, we can offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to relax patients and provide pain-free treatment.
Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are also known as “third molars” because they erupt in the back of the mouth behind the second molars. They are called wisdom teeth because they usually come in when people are in their teens or early twenties. However, wisdom teeth can cause pain and dysfunction if they do not fully erupt. When there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to come in, they become impacted. The wisdom teeth are stuck at or below the gum line and can damage the adjacent molars. Although not every patient with wisdom teeth requires a dental extraction, removing impacted wisdom teeth can prevent tooth pain or damage to the molars.
Request a Dental Appointment
Are your infected or impacted teeth affecting the rest of your smile? Contact Dr. Courter’s Midland office today for a dental extraction at 432-287-9531. Feel free to schedule a dental consultation on our website. Dr. Courter sees patients from Odessa and Midland, Texas. Please let him or a member of a dental team know if you have any questions or concerns.