Dental Extraction Services in Stafford, TX
Dental extraction services are well known for wisdom teeth removal, but there are also other dental issues that can be used to ensure teeth are removed safely and effectively. Contact us today to learn more. We are conveniently located at 738 FM 1092 Rd, Stafford, TX 77477. For more details about our services, call us or schedule an appointment online.
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There are two different methods of tooth extraction, the first is a simple extraction, which is where the tooth can be easily seen within the mouth and is extracted. Dentists can do this by loosening the tooth with an instrument known as an elevator. Then the forceps are used to help fully remove the tooth.
The second method is a surgical extraction, this is a surgical procedure that is necessary due to the fact that the tooth has not yet erupted within the mouth or it broke at the gum line. During this dental surgical procedure, the dental surgeon will use a numbing agent to help numb the tooth, so the patient cannot feel much pressure or any pain, then a small incision will be created into the gums to help remove the impacted or broken tooth. Often this surgical procedure is done for wisdom teeth but can be completed for other tooth issues as well. The tooth will be pulled straight from the socket by using a rocking motion back and forth to create the bone to compress, we will then grasp the tooth with extraction forceps to remove it completely.
While we will often provide all of this information to you before or after your dental extraction procedure, there are ways to help your tooth extraction heal faster, and it’s quite simple.
This is one of the most important aspects of the healing process, as rest allows the body to naturally heal itself by allowing the blood and lymph to flow away from the extraction site, and reduce any inflammation during the healing process.
2. Change your diet temporarily to soft food
Changing your diet temporarily to nutrient-rich soft foods that include many vitamins and minerals, will promote cell renewal and wound healing. You are still getting the nutrition needed, but you are not damaging any of the soft tissue around the surgical extraction site.
3. Avoid smoking or using straws for the time being
Smoking creates negative pressure within the mouth, which can help dislodge the blood clot that has formed within the tooth’s socket. This goes for using a straw as well, if the blood clot is dislodged, the patient could have put themselves at risk for developing painful dental and health complications known as dry socket.
4. Cold therapy
After an extraction surgery, the swelling can last anywhere from a few days to a week. If there is excessive swelling, it can hinder all of the healing processes which will extend your recovery time. You can manage this and help it go down faster by using a cold pack on the affected side of the face for 15-minute periods on and off to help with discomfort, as well as numb the area.
5. Take over-the-counter medications
Once the anesthesia has worn off, the discomfort will often start to occur at the surgical site. While any discomfort will pass after a few days, you can manage any painful symptoms with over-the-counter pain medications for up to three days.
6. Maintain good oral hygiene with proper dental routines
While during your recovery period, you cannot brush or floss the extraction site, you can remove any food debris and prevent an infection from occurring by rinsing with a saltwater combination and gently swishing the solution around in the mouth in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
As stated previously, there are two different types of extraction appointments. The first is a simple extraction, which is done without the use of cutting into the gums and stitches, and surgical extraction which is used to remove teeth that are embedded in the gums and need to be removed.
A non-surgical extraction is known as a simple extraction, they are performed on teeth that are inside the mouth and can be seen. Often dental surgeons will use an instrument known as an elevator to help loosen the tooth, and then forceps will be used to help remove the tooth from the mouth.
Our specialists are experienced in tooth extraction procedures. Contact us today! We are conveniently located at 738 FM 1092 Rd, Stafford, TX 77477. For more details about our services, please call us or make an appointment request online. We serve patients from Stafford TX, Meadows Place TX, Missouri City TX, Sugar Land TX, Fifth Street TX, Dewalt TX, and Trammels TX.