Your Dental Office for Tooth Extractions in Comfort & Fredericksburg
At Comfort Center for Dentistry, P.A., one of our primary goals is to save your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, when your tooth's overall structure is compromised by extensive tooth decay or accidental trauma, it may be necessary to extract it. If you're looking for a dental practice with the skills to handle simple and complex extractions while treating you with respect and compassion, our office is here for you.
You can rest assured that you're in good hands with Dr. Kendra Steubing Wren and her experienced dental team. They'll take the time to outline the extraction process, answer your questions, and check up on you following the procedure. We look forward to meeting you and helping your smile get back to feeling its best. Call or visit us today to schedule your Comfort tooth extraction appointment!
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Do I Need My Tooth Extracted?
It can be easy to forget that although your teeth are durable and dependable, they aren't immune to damage, like cracks and breaks. When your tooth's structure has been weakened by decay or a break in its protective enamel, bacteria can enter and infect its pulp chamber. If left untreated, a tooth infection can significantly impact your oral health and overall well-being. When the bacterium from your tooth enters your bloodstream, the tooth may require extraction to restore your oral health.
During your initial appointment with Dr. Steubing Wren, she'll use technology like x-rays to determine if extraction is the best course of action for your smile. Some of the most common situations that call for tooth extraction include:
- A root canal treatment failed
- Your tooth has been severely loosened because of gum disease
- Tooth infection is in jeopardy of reaching your surrounding teeth
- You require a dental implant and need your tooth extracted first
- Your tooth has been damaged and is close to falling out
What You Can Expect During Your Visit
If our dentist determines that extraction would be best to preserve your oral health, our team will begin by numbing the area surrounding your tooth. When your tooth has been sufficiently numbed, Dr. Steubing Wren will gently extract your tooth using a special dental instrument. This process may differ depending on whether you require a routine or complex extraction. Once your tooth has been extracted, our team will place gauze over the area to help reduce the bleeding and help your gum tissue properly heal.
One of the hallmarks of our dental office is that our team has the knowledge and skills to handle complex tooth extraction cases. No matter how stressful your situation may seem, Dr. Steubing Wren is here to extract your tooth safely and work to ensure your smile properly heals so that you can receive replacement options like dental implants. If you require advanced levels of sedation to have your tooth removed comfortably, we may refer you to a trusted specialist, but we'll do everything we can to help you feel comfortable until you can get to your appointment with them.
Helping Your Gums Heal
It's important to remember that the healing time of your gums depends on various factors ranging from the complexity of your tooth extraction to your age. Normally, patients can expect their gums to be healthy within two weeks of the procedure. Some of the actions you can take at home to promote gum healing include:
- Using ice packs to reduce swelling
- Rinsing with saline water
- Avoiding using straws
- Consuming foods that require less chewing
- Elevating your head to prevent bleeding
- Avoiding the site when brushing and flossing
- Limiting physical activity for 48 hours after your procedure
Tooth extraction can be a significant dental decision, and it's normal to have various questions about the procedure. Whether you'd like to know if you must prepare for extraction or if you can have multiple extracted at the same time, our team is here to give you the answers you need. Some of the most frequently asked questions about extractions include:
You must restrict physical activity following tooth extraction, as it can potentially cause throbbing and bleeding. Additionally, you should not consume hard or tough foods that could open your sutures.
Although tooth extraction has a reputation for being uncomfortable, with proper numbing, you can expect to feel minimal discomfort.
Once the extraction has been completed, you'll be provided with step-by-step instructions to care for the area at home. Although each patient's recovery time varies, a typical recovery period is 7 to 10 days.
Comfort Extraction Services for You
At Comfort Center for Dentistry, P.A., we're passionate about helping protect and preserve your oral health. That's why we offer time-tested Comfort tooth extraction services. Whether you're dealing with a routine or complex case, our skilled dental team is here to make your overall experience go as smoothly as possible. Contact us today to schedule your next visit!
CALL US: (830) 483-8990 REQUEST APPOINTMENT