Tooth Extractions in Austin, TX
One of our goals at Daylight Dental is to help improve our patients’ lives by improving their oral health. We offer exams, preventive cleanings, and a wealth of restorative services to keep your teeth healthy and intact.
If you develop severe decay or infection or a tooth becomes damaged, we’ll work hard to restore it. There are times, however, where we’ve exhausted all possibilities and have no choice but to remove the tooth.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
There are several instances where our South Austin dentists might recommend tooth extraction:
- Severe decay – A tooth is so compromised by tooth decay that a filling or crown can’t protect it.
- Root canal infection – When a painful tooth infection has spread to the extent that a root canal won’t save it, we need to remove the tooth.
- Denture treatment – You’re getting full or partial dentures, and removing one or more teeth will ensure the best long-term results.
- Problematic wisdom teeth – Wisdom teeth no longer serve a purpose, and are notorious for causing crowding of other teeth and pain. In many cases, the healthiest approach is to remove them.
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
It can be difficult to face the prospect of tooth extraction, but you couldn’t be in better or more capable hands than you are at Daylight Dental. You will find that we are a group of compassionate, understanding professionals who are sensitive to your feelings about the procedure.
Our experienced dentists all have years of experience in performing stress-free tooth extractions for our Austin, TX patients. We use strong local anesthetics to numb your mouth and ensure that you don't feel any pain. We do everything in our power to make sure you’re comfortable, and amenities like TVs in our treatment rooms provide some comforting distraction.
We also offer calming nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” that will calm you and give you a warm sense of well-being. You will remain awake and able to talk to your team, but you will feel detached from the activity around you.
After your procedure, we will provide you with instructions for at-home care:
- Bite down gently on the gauze pad on your tooth for an hour after the procedure.
- To minimize swelling, use ice packs, and keep your head elevated as much as possible for 24 hours.
- After the gauze is removed, you can eat and drink but stick to soft foods.
- Do not rinse, spit, smoke, or drink through a straw. All these actions can dislodge the protective clot that is forming.
A member of our dental care team will check in with you on the evening of your procedure, but don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions!
Please Call for an Appointment
If you have a damaged tooth that you think may need to be extracted, please call our Austin, TX dental office. We won’t lecture you about your oral health because we are only here to find solutions that protect your oral health now and for the long term.