Gentle Tooth Extractions in Cypress, TX
Dental extractions are intimidating for many patients, but our compassionate team at Alder Trails Dental is here to make your tooth extraction process as easy and stress-free as possible. We perform every treatment with patience and empathy, especially unnerving services like dental extractions. Our skilled team is able to remove your painful and even completely broken tooth without the need for referral in a majority of cases. To learn more about our services or schedule your tooth removal procedure with our team, please get in touch with our front office!
Why do teeth need to be removed?
At Alder Trails Dental, we do everything we can to help our patients keep their natural teeth. However, certain situations can arise where a dental extraction is the best choice. If a tooth has become damaged and can’t be repaired with a crown or root canal, removing it before an infection occurs is usually a good option. Teeth can also cause overcrowding and damage each other, so sometimes a dental extraction is needed as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. You can rest assured that if we recommend a dental extraction to you, it’s for a good reason.
Are tooth extractions painful?
Tooth extractions are among the more invasive procedures that a patient can receive, but they are not painful treatments. Our team will administer a local anesthetic into your gums near the tooth or teeth that are being extracted, which will completely numb the teeth and gums within minutes. Once the numbness wears off, you will have aftercare instructions provided to you that will help ensure that you experience very little to no pain after your treatment. We also recommend having an ice pack on hand to help reduce swelling as well.
What should I avoid after a dental extraction?
Once your treatment is complete, you can eat or drink right away, but you will want to avoid eating anything crunchy or chewy. You should also refrain from drinking anything through a straw, as that can cause a painful complication called a dry socket. Patients should also avoid doing anything too strenuous after a dental extraction, as too much activity can cause the blood clot in the socket to come loose, which slows down the healing process. Ideally, you should take some time off to rest and recover for a few days before resuming your normal routine.