Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Seng and Dr. Williams may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, Drs. Seng and Williams will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

The Tooth Extraction Process

At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.

During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.

If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.

Sectioning a Tooth

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

After Tooth Extraction

For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.

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Excellent professional care & followup

- Lindell W

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Needed an extraction due to an ongoing abcess. Was going to request sedation due to never having an extraction with numbing before . Once in the office made to feel at ease and decided to get the tooth removed there and then ! Never felt the numbing injections and before I knew it the tooth was out . I was very proud of myself but this was due to the total professionalism and friendliness of Dr Seng and his staff .

- Linda C

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Dr Seng was very caring & courteous towards an 84 year old who had been thru chemotherapy & radiation. He also made sure to explain clearly about the procedure & the situation for there were multiple extractions. He also followed up by calling the patient at home to check on her .

- Kamla V

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I highly recommend Dr. Williams office to everyone in need of their services. Dr. Williams and his awesome team have taken care of my children, husband, sister, nieces and nephews as well as myself. I work for a dental office in the Woodlands and we refer our patients to Dr. Williams for their Oral Surgery care. This is a very kind ~ caring practice that puts their patients needs first. Thank you for the care that you have given to all of us over the years, I will definitely continue to refer to your practice.

- Danita F

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