Extractions are done as a way to preserve your oral health and remove problematic teeth. In some cases, you may need to have teeth removed because of advanced gum disease. In other cases, you’ll need an extraction because you have an impacted wisdom tooth. We always perform extractions in our office in a safe, comfortable and relaxed manner at your own convenience.
Dr. Grant Glauser had a passion for dentistry since he was 10 years old. It sparked when he began helping at his grandfather’s dental office in Houston.
He went on to attain a degree in Biology at St. Edward’s University. Later, he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. He is proud to carry the family tradition as a third-generation dentist.
Dr. Glauser is certified in implant surgery by the esteemed Engel Institute. He is also part of the acclaimed Spear Institute, which focuses on smile design, esthetics, and reconstruction. He truly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including pediatric and implant dentistry. He works closely with patients to create a life-long dental care plan that promotes healthy teeth and gums. Every year, he dedicates 60 hours to master the latest techniques in dentistry for his patients.
Extractions are often performed when there is no other way to save a tooth. Some teeth are simply an issue to your oral health, so it’s best to remove them before they’re allowed to cause issues with shifting, infection and intra-oral damage. Some of the reasons you may want or need an extraction include:
With the help of an examination, we can determine if you might need an extraction. Most patients who need an extraction can and should have the procedure done. Leaving a problem tooth intact can cause issues down the road with infections and abscesses. We will take x-rays to help in further identifying the need for an extraction.
We first provide you with anesthetic or sedation of your choosing. We can discuss our sedation options with you during your consultation. Once you’re comfortable, we will loosen and remove the tooth. We may place sutures if they are needed to close the gums. We have you bite down on gauze to stop the bleeding. If you’ve been sedated, we will bring you to a recovery room to fully wake up. You should be brought home by a friend or relative if general sedation has been used. We provide our patients with important aftercare instructions that must be followed.
If you think you might need a tooth extraction, call our office today, and we will be happy to get you in for an appointment.
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