Tooth Extractions in Pipe Creek, TX

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While Dr. Walker makes every effort to preserve your natural teeth, there are instances where a tooth or teeth may have to be removed. A simple extraction takes out a tooth that is visible above the gumline. This is generally done for a tooth that's damaged or decayed and cannot be repaired. A surgical extraction removes a tooth that has not erupted above the gums. Surgical extractions are commonly done to remove the wisdom teeth and impacted teeth that don't have enough room to fit into your mouth. No matter the reason for having a tooth extraction at Pipe Creek Dental Center, Dr. Walker provides compassionate care and safe treatment. Our Pipe Creek, TX office offers multiple sedation methods, including nitrous oxide and IV sedation, so you can stay calm and comfortable. Get in touch with our staff to schedule an assessment.

Tooth extractions in Pipe Creek, TX at Pipe Creek Dental Center offer several benefits to improve and protect your smile, including:

  • Extractions are typically quick and easy
  • Relieves pain and discomfort
  • Removes a damaged or infected tooth
  • Removes wisdom teeth and impacted teeth
  • Prevents the spread of decay and infection
  • Protects your other teeth
  • Avoids overcrowding
  • Allows restorations to be made to your smile

Am I a Candidate for a Tooth Extraction?

If your tooth has been damaged or broken from decay, Dr. Walker can make every effort to fix it using a bonding, crown, or filling. However, a tooth may be too far into decay and must be removed to prevent the infection from spreading — and to save the health of the remaining teeth. You might also require an extraction to remove a tooth or teeth that cannot fit in your mouth. This includes your third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth, which grow around age 17 – 21. In older children, baby teeth that have not fallen out naturally may need to be extracted so they do not block the permanent teeth. If you are getting braces or contemplating Invisalign, you may need a simple extraction to make space for other teeth when they move into their normal position.

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Extractions are performed in our office with local anesthesia to numb the area being treated. Other kinds of sedation may be used to help you stay relaxed if you have some dental anxiety. To complete a simple extraction, your dentist will loosen the tooth using a special device known as an elevator before removing the tooth. A surgical extraction involves making incisions in your gums to reach the tooth. Once the tooth has been removed, the incision will be closed in your gums. Based on the sedation used during your procedure, you might need to have a responsible adult drive you home. As your mouth heals, you should avoid smoking, spitting, and using straws. Eat soft, room-temperature food for at least a few days following the extraction. Our staff will discuss what to expect during your recovery and ways to best care for your mouth. Your gums will probably be swollen after the procedure, and in some cases, you may receive a prescription for pain medicine or antibiotics.

If you have a damaged tooth or if your mouth is too small to fit all of your teeth, a tooth extraction at Pipe Creek Dental Center may be necessary. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Walker in Pipe Creek, TX to learn more about simple and surgical tooth extractions. If you have dental worries or fears, inquire about sedation methods to help keep you calm and relaxed throughout your procedure.

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Are tooth extractions painful?

No, most patients don't find a tooth extraction painful. With Dr. Walker's experience paired with powerful anesthetic options to completely numb the treatment area, she can perform a tooth extraction with little to no discomfort. If you have any concerns about pain, Dr. Walker always welcomes questions and conversations during your consultation.

How long does a tooth extraction take?

It depends on which tooth is being extracted or if you are having multiple teeth extracted. In general, Dr. Walker can extract a tooth in about 30 – 60 minutes or less in some cases.

Can I eat after a tooth extraction?

Yes, you can. However, it is often recommended that you stick to soft food, soups, and liquids for about 24 - 72 hours to let your gums heal. You should also avoid acidic or spicy foods, as they can irritate the healing gums. You should also avoid using straws, smoking, and spitting while your gums heal.

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