You may need to undergo a tooth extraction if you have overcrowded, severely damaged, or diseased teeth. Our team of oral health experts can help you determine if a tooth extraction is right for you and perform the procedure quickly and efficiently.
As Austin’s leading oral surgeons, we’ve built a reputation for providing quality oral care that’s painless, effective, and affordable. Our team is comprised of licensed oral surgeons who can see to your oral health needs and give you a smile you’ll love. Whether you’re suffering from a toothache or periodontal disease or need preventive dental care, we’ll ensure you enjoy lustrous teeth that are fully functional for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your initial examination.
Signs you may need a tooth extraction
Maintaining proper oral health is important not only to keep a white smile but also to ensure oral diseases don’t spread between your teeth and gums. While most people understand the importance of brushing and flossing on a regular basis, you may not recognize the signs of an impacted tooth that needs to be extracted. These symptoms include:
- Overcrowded teeth that have grown too large or too close to fit comfortably in your mouth
- Severely cracked or damaged teeth
- A diseased tooth with a damaged or infected pulp base
In each of these cases, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine if extraction is warranted. In the case of an impacted tooth, your dentist may need to cut away some gum tissue to properly remove the tooth. If a tooth is damaged or infected, a root canal may be needed to ensure infection doesn’t spread to the rest of your healthy teeth. Contact us today for more information.
The tooth removal
On the day of your tooth removal, we’ll perform a thorough exam to ensure your mouth is stable and ready for the procedure. This exam may include an X-ray. Once we’ve sedated and numbed your mouth, the oral surgeon will cut away some of the gum surrounding the impacted tooth before gently pulling it from your jaw. After cleaning the wound, your dental surgeon will use gauze and most likely stitch the incision shut. You should feel no pain during the process. Many patients say they feel relief from the ongoing discomfort caused by the impacted tooth. After the procedure, you’ll be asked to avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, or eating solid food for at least 24 hours. Pain medications and antibiotics may be prescribed to you for this time as well. If you experience any ongoing discomfort or bleeding, we ask you contact us immediately for a follow-up examination.
Our team of board-certified oral surgeons can ensure your tooth extraction is comfortable, quick, and hassle-free.
Expert oral surgery services
When it comes to receiving proper care for any oral issue, there’s no better choice in providers than Austin Oral Surgery. We specialize in your complete oral care. We offer a wide range of comprehensive dental services that include:
- Corrective jaw surgery
- TMD disorder treatment
- Sleep apnea treatment
- Dental implants
- Preventive dental care
- And much more
Patients with significant jaw pain may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder. We offer effective non-surgical options to manage the condition and can perform surgery if necessary.