In the unfortunate event a tooth needs to be extracted, you are in good hands. When a tooth is severely damaged, or it is trapped within the jaw bone beneath the gums, a tooth extraction may be required. Generally, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area surrounding the tooth. At Southwest Celebrity Smiles we offer oral sedation to minimize anxiety and pain. Wisdom Teeth At Southwest Celebrity Smiles in El Paso, we can treat problems related to your third molars, more commonly called wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to develop and usually appear in the late teens or early 20s. They often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. When there is not enough space for a wisdom tooth to erupt, this common condition is called impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful and if left untreated, can cause damage to neighboring teeth.
Getting Ready for a Tooth Extraction Make sure to let Dr. Perkins know of any medical conditions, flu or cold symptoms, allergies, or medications you may have or be taking. It's also important to follow the doctors instructions about fasting before the oral surgery. Get to your appointment early. Being there in time for the dentists scheduled appointment will prevent anxiety and allow your dentist the proper time to set up for your extraction.
After Oral Surgery Avoid brushing or playing with the area where the surgery took place. If stitches were used this will help prevent unnecessary bleeding or removal of your stitches. Be sure that you are only eating soft foods that will not disturb the effected area and do not eat or drink anything hot. The sedative may have not have worn off yet, and burning your mouth is the last thing you will need after oral surgery.
Call us today at 915-595-3333 to schedule and appointment or visit our contact pg. Our doctors and staff are ready to help you through a tooth extraction in El Paso, TX. Come in and find out why Celebrity Smiles is the best dentist in El Paso!
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