Tooth extraction is the removal of the entire tooth from its socket. Performed for a variety of reasons, Dr. Borchers will take x-rays and/or photographs during initial consultation to see if extraction is the appropriate course of action. The most common reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Excessive decay or damage
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Need to create space for patients getting braces
What to expect
A tooth extraction usually takes only one visit to complete. During surgery, the patient will be administered local anesthesia or general anesthesia to numb the affected area. The nature of tooth extraction will depend on the patient's situation. Once tooth is removed, patient may experience some swelling and discomfort, but will subside within a couple of days. Patient will receive post-extraction instructions from doctor to ensure a smooth and healthy process.
Call us today at (830) 257-2331 to schedule a consultation for your tooth extraction procedure in our office in the Kerrville, TX. We service patients across the Texas Hill Country including Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Junction, Comfort, Boerne and more.