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Extractions and Socket Prevention

A tooth extraction is performed only in cases where a tooth is too severely damaged to repair, or when a tooth is crowding other teeth and causing bite problems. A tooth extraction is generally an easy procedure to perform, and the experts at Williams Family Dentistry will make you as comfortable as possible before, during, and after your extraction procedure. After the site has been completely numbed, the dentist will start the extraction process. When the tooth has been removed, we spend time cleaning the site of the pulled tooth, and usually pack gauze around the site to promote healing. Stitches may or may not be required. Within a few weeks, you will forget that you ever had a tooth extracted, and any problems such as soreness will be gone.

Socket preservation is a procedure to reduce bone loss after a tooth is extracted. When a tooth is extracted it is common for the bone that previously supported the tooth to resorb, potentially causing a deformity in the alveolar ridge, teeth to shift, and complicating treatment if an implant will be placed. Socket preservation involves placing a bone graft into the socket where the tooth was removed and covering this with a collagen membrane to enhance bone growth.

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High quality dental services coupled with caring, attentive dentists, assistants, hygienists, and front office personnel. You will not find a better experience for all your dental needs from the moment you walk in the front door. I cannot say enough about the wonderful people at Williams Family Dentistry! They deserve 10 stars!
Dana H

Williams Family Dentistry has provided outstanding service! They genuinely care about you and providing the best care. As a young adult with my own insurance having to choose my care providers for the first time I couldn’t have made a better choice. I can’t thank them enough for all that they do, and I will continue to come here for as long as I live in College Station!
Ashli M

This dental group is outstanding! They are professional and very inviting! Dental work can be scary stuff! I know it was for me, but they eased all my tension and I felt valued and very comfortable instantly after talking with this dental family. They are phenomenal and I recommend everyone go here! They do fantastic work and have given my mouth a complete makeover in very little time with no pain afterward! Amazing group! Friendly and do outstanding work! Very impressive!!!
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Contact

Phone: 979-695-8029

Location

1511 Emerald Plaza
College Station, TX
77845

Hours

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed