Do you live in Georgetown, Texas and need a tooth extraction?
If a tooth is extremely decayed or has been broken, it may need to be removed. Another cause that can lead to tooth extraction is gum disease. The infection makes the gums around a tooth more loose and the infection may also spread to the tooth itself. Tooth extraction is necessary when a tooth, or several teeth, become so decayed or abscessed that no other treatment could possible help cure the infection. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, you should contact an experienced oral surgeon as soon as possible. Removing the infected tooth, or teeth, will guard your mouth from the infection spreading to other areas.
Your oral surgeon will administer anesthesia to numb the area in which the tooth is to be removed, before the procedure begins. Doing so will make you more comfortable during the procedure and let you sleep through the entire procedure. The strength of the administered anesthetic will depend on how many teeth need removal. After you are no longer conscious, the oral surgeon will begin the procedure and your infected tooth/teeth will be removed. The removal site may require stitches. It is not uncommon for a patient to experience slight pain, discomfort and light bleeding for a few days following the procedure. If you discover that your removal sites are bleeding, simply bite down gently on a piece of gauze. After you have recovered, your tooth can be replaced. There are a few methods, including dental implants, bridges and dentures, for you to choose from. Your oral surgeon will help you decide which is the best option for you.
Austin Oral Surgery: Surgeons You Can Count On
Austin Oral Surgery has been around for 45 years and one thing has remained the same: we put our patients first. We have ten locations that are conveniently placed around the Austin area, and have one in Georgetown. At all ten locations, we supply an experienced staff who are all friendly and ready to help you with whatever you need, including tooth extractions. If you choose to come to us for your oral health needs, we promise that you will be in good hands. We are so connected to our patients that we offer all of them a 24/7 on-call doctor, so that they can contact us at any time of the day. We want to make sure that our patients can reach us with any questions or concerns, even if it is outside of normal business hours.
Contact Austin Oral Surgery Today
Our offices can be reached at 512-402-6677. If you would like to make an appointment, let us know!