When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled or extracted.
Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before, thanks to powerful anesthetics and sedatives. In many cases, a patient who has a tooth extraction experiences little or no discomfort and only minor bleeding.
Before a tooth is extracted, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a topical/and or injectable anesthetic such as Lidocaine.
Patients with extracted teeth sometimes need to take an antibiotic. At the very least, patients should take precautions following the procedure to ensure that infection doesn’t occur.
Smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws are discouraged during the post-operative period because they hinder healing and may cause the wound to open. Cold compresses applied to the outside cheek near the extraction area can help reduce any swelling and promote faster healing.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may need an emergency tooth extraction. Our team provides compassionate emergency dental care, and we will work to relieve your pain as soon as possible! Call 254-277-2837 for emergency tooth extractions or other immediate services.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.
If wisdom teeth are causing a problem, they could be impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful and even harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot: severe discomfort, inflammation, and some kinds of infections.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth:
If you have any of these symptoms, contact your dentist right away to schedule a wisdom tooth removal.
Many people need to have their wisdom teeth removed to avoid future serious problems. In general, the lack of the four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to properly bite down, speak, or eat. Read more about wisdom teeth removal.
Contact us to schedule your wisdom teeth removal in Temple, TX!
We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of PPO insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. City Creek Dental is in network with Delta Dental, MetLife, United Concordia and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!
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