We all know what they say about “pulling teeth.” While it’s never something we want to do, a tooth extraction is often a necessary step to improve your smile. Dr. Elrod has performed tooth extractions for hundreds of patients throughout Lake Jackson and beyond.
Common reasons you may need a tooth extraction include:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
- Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth
Whenever possible, we avoid tooth extractions and attempt to save the natural tooth. However, some circumstances make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. When this happens, we work hard to ensure your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible, and we make every effort to replace your tooth.