Oral Surgery & Tooth Extractions – Buda, TX
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When a tooth has been damaged beyond repair due to trauma, decay, or gum disease, often the only option is to have it extracted. We commonly refer to this as oral surgery. Utilizing specific techniques, we remove compromised teeth to preserve as much surrounding bone and tissue as possible. This allows for the best opportunity to heal. Keep reading to learn more about oral surgery and tooth extractions in Buda, TX.
Why Choose Buda Dental Professionals for Oral Surgery & Tooth Extractions?
- IV Sedation Available
- Patient Comfort is Priority Number One
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments
How Teeth Are Removed
During a tooth extraction, your trusted emergency dentist will use specific tools designed to loosen the tooth in the socket. It can then be lifted out with forceps. If the tooth is at an angle, impacted in the bone, or has several roots, the dentist may utilize small burs or micro-saws to gently remove bone. This will allow for easier access.
Once the tooth is out, the dentist may offer to graft the site. A graft utilizes bone particles mixed with healing factors from the patient’s own blood. This allows the socket to regrow the most bone possible, giving you more options if you choose to replace the missing tooth.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
When surgery is complete, we give the patient a list of rules to follow to allow for adequate healing. For a period of time, it is recommended to avoid carbonated beverages, using straws, and most importantly, using tobacco products such as cigarettes.
You will also be instructed to eat a soft diet for several days. Using a toothbrush around the extraction site is also to be avoided. After the patient has adequately healed (usually 10-15 days) they can start to slowly return to their normal dietary and oral hygiene habits.