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Painless Tooth Extractions in El Paso, TX
The dental professionals at East El Paso Dentist understand that the tooth removal process is daunting and intimidating. To alleviate the stress associated with the procedure, our dentists and staff use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest sedation dentistry techniques to ensure that you feel zero anxiety and have no pain during or after the tooth extraction has been completed. Our priority is to make you as comfortable as possible during the tooth extraction process.
There are a number of different reasons our dentists may recommend that you need a tooth extraction. When the tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair, the doctor may suggest an extraction. Reason for tooth removal will also be a tooth abscess, a failed root canal, fractured or broken tooth and a tooth that has been knocked out.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction is common and often a necessary oral health treatment. These teeth are also referred to as third molars and can cause a host of health complications including painful infections and misalignment of your bite. This misalignment can often cause stressed called third molar retention. Therefore, our dentist provides gentle wisdom tooth extractions to help our patients enjoy their oral health and well being.
East El Paso Dentist primarily discover problematic wisdom teeth from X-rays taken during your first dental visits. These four wisdom teeth grow just behind the molars on the top and bottom of your mouth, and far back to the right and left of both the upper and lower jaw.
What to Expect During Your Tooth Extraction
Our dentist and staff at East El Paso Dentist will take the time to thoroughly explain the tooth extraction process to you. Any questions you have about the procedure will be answered in a patient and caring way.
When you and the doctor decide that the tooth cannot be restored or the wisdom tooth must be removed, the dentist will plan a treatment for you using the latest state-of-the-art dental equipment. A local sedative may be given to provide you with comfort, and numb any pain during the treatment. At that point, our dentist will then begin the tooth extraction procedure.
Pre and post-surgery instructions will be given to you to provide maximum safety and comfort during and after the procedure. We will also give you direction on how to care for your mouth following the tooth extraction. Our dentist will go over sedation options with you so that you can feel completely relaxed during the procedure.
Aftercare for a Tooth Extraction
When a tooth is extracted from the patient, it’s natural for the socket to bleed even when stitches are in place. Our professional dental team will provide you with gauze pads gently placed onto the socket to absorb any drainage and stop any bleeding by promoting clotting.
You’ll want to leave the gauze in place for at least 3-4 hours following your tooth extraction, changing it out if necessary. To promote further clotting, we recommend patients avoid rinsing their mouth, smoking, and drinking through a straw (pressurized fluid) for at least 24 hours.
After the tooth extraction, you will be prescribed anti-inflammatory painkillers to ease any discomfort. Some patients may not require more than acetaminophen, while other patients may end up requiring stronger medication. To help with pain and swelling, an ice compact can be applied to the side of your face where the pain or swelling is.
Most importantly, make sure to get plenty of rest. Plan to rest for at least 24 hours after the extraction and take it easy for a couple of days thereafter. Make sure to prop your head up on pillows when sleeping or resting to minimize any bleeding.
Ask Us About Tooth Extractions
If you are experiencing pain in any of your teeth, don’t hesitate, call us today at (915) 621-2880, or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our dental procedures. Schedule a Tooth Extraction consultation today at our East El Paso, TX location!