Austin Tooth Extraction Dentist
When a tooth becomes badly diseased or damaged and is not responsive to treatment, it may be necessary to have the tooth removed. The process of removing a tooth is called extraction. With the help of modern anesthetics, it is possible to remove a patient’s tooth without causing much discomfort. This allows us to perform extractions while causing as little disruption as possible to your daily life.
At BridgeView Dental, we are committed to providing positive, effective treatment that addresses your dental needs and concerns. To learn more about our tooth extraction services, including wisdom tooth removal, contact Austin tooth extraction dentist Lance Loveless, DDS, today at 512-347-8299.
The tooth extraction procedure is fairly straightforward and is performed in such a way as to minimize the required recovery time. A typical extraction and healing process includes:
- Injecting or applying a local anesthetic to the target tooth
- Surgically removing the tooth using specialized dental equipment
- Taking an antibiotic to prevent infection immediately following extraction
- Wearing cold compresses on the cheek following the procedure to reduce swelling
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Most adults have their wisdom teeth extracted to prevent future tooth pain and other dental problems. These teeth are the last set of molars found at the very back of the mouth and typically emerge during an individual’s teenage years. Because they have very little room to develop, wisdom teeth can easily overcrowd other teeth and cause discomfort or misalignment. Having your wisdom teeth removed early on can help to prevent future oral health problems.
Decayed, damaged, or impacted teeth can cause significant pain to a patient if they are not removed. To learn more about our tooth extraction services and how we can help to address your dental issues, contact the Austin dentists of BridgeView Dental today by calling 512-347-8299.