Wisdom Tooth Extraction in El Paso
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Tooth Extraction in El Paso
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While the goal is to keep all of our teeth, sometimes, tooth extraction is necessary. Typically, this happens when our wisdom teeth come in, when a tooth suffers from significant infection or damage, or when making space for braces. Regardless of the reason, if you’re in need of having a tooth or multiple teeth removed, Lee Trevino Dental is the place to call. Our dentist can help you with all of your dental needs, including tooth extractions, so you can have the healthy, bright smile you deserve.
Reasons Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction
There are many reasons why you may need to have a tooth extracted, and while that may sound a bit scary, you can rest assured knowing we’ll take good care of you. The road to recovery is much quicker than you can imagine.
The primary reasons for tooth extraction include:
- Wisdom teeth– Most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed. For one, they can affect your mouth by shifting your teeth, causing discomfort, and causing overcrowding in your teeth. They’re also a prime spot for infections. We’ll safely remove yours to alleviate pain and reduce your chances of experiencing an infection.
- Overcrowding– Smaller mouths may have overcrowded teeth, so when you get braces or a corrective retainer, you may need to have one or two removed so your teeth have plenty of room once they’re straightened.
- Infection or Damaged– Sometimes, even with the best of care, our teeth may become infected or damaged. Teeth that are severely infected or damaged are often better off removed and replaced with a crown, bridge, or implant. We can help you determine if the tooth should be removed and remove it for you in a timely manner.
Tooth removal, especially when it comes to removing wisdom teeth, is often something everyone has to go through at one point or another. At our office, we’ll ensure you are well taken care of and know what to expect so you can have a swift recovery. We ensure all of our patients are treated with the best of care and are seen quickly upon arriving at their appointment. We take care of you, so you don’t have to worry.
A Few Common Questions About Tooth Extractions Answered
We know tooth extractions sound like a scary thing, so we’re here to also answer any questions you may have about the procedure and the health of your mouth. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive about tooth extractions:
#1: What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are molars at the very back of our mouths. Unlike our other teeth, which usually come in during childhood, wisdom teeth generally don’t make an appearance until around the age of 20. While natural, they often come with a wide range of issues, which is why it is almost always recommended that they are removed. Everyone experiences a different wisdom tooth journey, with some having them removed in their teens and others in their mid to late 20s. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help!
#2: What is Recovery Like?
Recovering from a tooth removal procedure varies from person to person. Typically, after a major tooth removal, such as wisdom teeth or regular teeth that still have their root attached, people will need more time to recover. We recommend getting plenty of rest, taking time off of work, and not overexerting yourself. You will also receive a list of foods and drinks to avoid during the phase of recovery. Following these instructions will help to ensure your recovery goes smoothly.
#3: Is it Painful?
Tooth extraction can be rather uncomfortable and may lead to some pain and discomfort after the procedure. However, you will be prescribed medications to help counter the pain and to reduce your chances of getting an infection.
#4: How Can I Make the Experience Less Uncomfortable?
While we’ll do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure, there are a few things you can do as well, especially if you’re only getting the local anesthesia and are going to be awake during the procedure. This includes listening to music or a podcast while getting the procedure, wearing comfortable clothes, and having your hair down so you won’t be laying on an uncomfortable hairstyle for a few hours can all help to make the experience better.
We are also willing to answer any other questions you may have that aren’t listed here. Our goal is to ensure you are as educated as you would like to be, so you know exactly what is going to happen during your procedure. This tends to help alleviate some of the nervousness many people have before the procedure.
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