Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Tooth extractions can be a nerve-wracking prospect for many people, but sometimes they’re necessary to maintain optimal oral health. Whether it’s due to severe decay, injury, or overcrowding, removing a tooth may be the best option to prevent further damage or discomfort. Similarly, wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure for many young adults, as these molars can cause a variety of dental problems if they don’t have enough space to grow properly. At 915 Smile Studio in El Paso, TX, we understand the anxiety that can come with the prospect of a tooth extraction, which is why we prioritize patient comfort and offer a range of sedation to ensure a stress-free experience. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing safe and effective extractions, and we’ll work closely with you to determine the best course of action for your individual needs.
What is an extraction?
An extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the bone. This is typically done when a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or overcrowded, and is no longer viable for repair. In some cases, tooth extraction may also be necessary as a preventative measure to contain the spread of infection or to create space for orthodontic treatment. While the idea of a tooth extraction may be daunting, the procedure is routine and safe, and our team at 915 Smile Studio is dedicated to ensuring a comfortable and stress-free experience for every patient.
When does a tooth need to be removed?
One of the most common reasons for removing wisdom teeth is impaction, which occurs when there isn’t enough space for them to grow in properly. As a result, they can become infected or even damage other teeth as they push against them.
Other reasons for extraction include:
- Severe, irreparable decay to the tooth
- Progressed periodontal (gum) disease to the surrounding tissue
- Alleviate overcrowding when the patient’s jaw isn’t a sufficient size for all of their teeth
- Cosmetic or functional issues after injury
What happens during a tooth extraction?
At 915 Smile Studio, a tooth extraction begins with a comprehensive consultation and examination. Our experienced dentists will take x-rays of your teeth and mouth to determine if removal is necessary and discuss your options for smile restoration. Once a decision is made, we’ll schedule your surgery at a convenient time.
On the day of the procedure, we’ll administer a sedative to ensure your comfort. Our team will then make an incision through the gums and remove the affected tooth. If necessary, we’ll repeat the process for any additional teeth. After the extraction, we’ll suture the gums closed.
It’s common to experience some pain and swelling for a few days after the procedure. To ensure a quick and easy recovery, we’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. We encourage you to follow them closely and reach out to us with any questions or concerns. 915 Smile Studio is committed to providing you with the best possible care during and after your tooth extraction.
Let’s make your dental experience fun, stress-free, and affordable.
No matter your dental needs, 915 Smile Studio is here to support you every step of the way. We’ll work with you to determine the best course of action for your unique situation. Contact us to schedule an appointment.