Simple & Surgical Tooth Extractions


in Alvin, TX!


While modern dentistry does its best to preserve and restore your natural tooth when possible, there are times when extractions are the best way to protect the health of your mouth. If you’ve experienced dental trauma, cavities, or severe impaction, dental extractions could offer you much-needed relief. At Magnolia Family Dental, we offer gentle, expert tooth extractions for all your dental woes. Call today to schedule a consultation!

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What are the different types of extraction?

Dentists extract teeth via simple extraction and surgical extraction. Simple extractions are used when the tooth is visible and easily accessible with needed extraction tools. Your dentist will apply local anesthesia to numb the area for your comfort.

Surgical extractions are necessary for teeth that are not easily accessible with simple extraction tools. During a surgical extraction, your dentist will apply anesthesia for your comfort and cut into the soft tissues to access the affected tooth. Wisdom tooth extractions are often surgical since wisdom teeth often fail to cut through the gums, but teeth that are broken or fractured beneath the gumline are other common reasons.

Are Tooth Extractions Painful?

At Magnolia Family Dental, we do our best to ensure your comfort with anesthetic and other sedation options. While you will feel pressure and discomfort during the extraction, it shouldn’t be unbearably painful. Each patient’s pain threshold is different so be sure to talk with your dentist about any pain or anxieties before and during the procedure.

What can I eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?

After a wisdom tooth extraction, it’s essential to stick to soft, easy-to-chew foods that won’t irritate the extraction site. Opt for choices like smoothies, yogurt, pudding, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, soup, oatmeal, and cooked vegetables. Avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods that could disturb the healing process or get stuck in the extraction site. Steer clear of straws during time as well, as they can dislodge blood clots and lead to complications like a dry socket.

How long does a tooth extraction take to heal?

The healing time for a tooth extraction varies depending on factors like the complexity of the extraction, the individual’s overall health, and adherence to post-operative care instructions. In general, the initial healing period takes about one to two weeks, during which swelling and discomfort gradually subside. Following our team’s recommendations for oral hygiene, diet, and activity restrictions can help promote faster and smoother healing.

Does dental insurance cover extractions?

Dental insurance typically covers tooth extractions, but coverage may vary depending on the type of insurance plan and the reason for the extraction. Most plans provide coverage for extractions deemed medically necessary, such as impacted wisdom teeth or severe decay. Magnolia Family Dental is very insurance friendly, and we also accept CareCredit™ payment plans, Medicaid, and Medicare, and we would be happy to help you find a way to fit your dental extraction(s) into your budget.

Do you accept walk-ins?

Magnolia Family Dental typically recommends that patients schedule their visits with our team in advance, as we often have a busy schedule and can’t always accommodate walk-in appointments. However, if you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, we can almost always reschedule our other appointments to ensure you get the care that you need right away. If you are experiencing severe pain due to a tooth that needs to be extracted, please give our office a call right away so we can assist.

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Magnolia Family Dental in Alvin, TX!

Have a question for us? Need to request an appointment? Our team would love to help. Feel free to fill out our virtual contact form, and someone in our office will get in touch with you as soon as possible, usually within one business day.

For immediate assistance, please call our office at 713-526-4576.


535 Tovrea Road, Ste. 104, Alvin, TX 77511

Phone 713-526-4576 Fax 281-824-4078

Monday: 9am-6pm, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 9am-6pm,
Thursday: Closed, Friday: 9am-4pm, Saturday: 9am-1pm*

*2nd and 4th Saturday of the month