Whether you are dealing with an impacted tooth or you are preparing for implants or dentures, a dental extraction is a necessary dental procedure in many instances.
Some dental emergencies, like trauma or infection, require tooth extractions. If you are feeling severe pain, call our office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.
Most people end up having their wisdom teeth removed. While some people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed once they are causing pain or are impacted, others opt to have them removed preventatively.
If your Austin dentist at Paradigm Dental believes that your wisdom teeth may pose a problem for you in the future, he may recommend removing them early.
If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, they may be impacted. Call our office as soon as possible if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort associated with your wisdom teeth.
Before you have your extraction, Dr. Mark Shalaby or Dr. Mike Shalaby will take detailed x-rays to get a clear picture of your teeth and jaw and determine whether or not you need a simple or surgical extraction. Regardless of the type of extraction you are receiving, you can expect to be either numbed or sedated and should not experience any pain during your procedure.
If you require a surgical extraction, your dentist will make a small cut in your gum tissue to remove your tooth. In some instances, you may need to have some bone around the tooth removed. Your dentist will work closely with you before he begins your extraction so that you know what to expect. We want you to be comfortable and confident in your treatment at every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns about your extraction, talk to Dr. Mark Shalaby or Dr. Mike Shalaby about your individual treatment and experience.
Following your extraction, one of the best things you can do to help the healing process and decrease your recovery time is to keep the area clean. We will give you detailed care instructions immediately following your procedure, but it is important to avoid actions like smoking, drinking through a straw, and drinking hot liquids for a few days.
You can expect some minor pain and discomfort after your extraction. You may be prescribed a pain killer to help ease the discomfort. If you are still experiencing severe pain or bleeding a few days after your procedure, call our office to schedule a follow-up appointment.
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At Paradigm Dental, we offer a different kind of dental experience. We understand how stressful a tooth extraction can be, and we want to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in your care. From our carefully-cultivated atmosphere to our sedation dentistry, we do everything we can to make sure that your extraction is as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Our concierge experience is designed to keep you and your outcome as our primary focus. When you are here, you will listened to, respected, and cared for.