Tooth Extractions in San Antonio, TX
Up until adulthood, your only tooth extraction experience might have been our wisdom teeth. Even then, many adults have been fortunate to never need a tooth extraction. If you are looking at your first experience at getting a tooth professionally pulled, it is important to know that it is a very quick, relatively painless procedure. In fact, recovery is often as quick as a day or two.
Empire Dental can perform some extractions in our office, but we may refer you to an oral surgeon in some severe situations.
The Recovery Process
Recovery from minor tooth extractions is simple, quick, and easy. After the extraction, your dentist or their assistant will send you home with an instruction sheet on how to properly care for the extraction site. This may include gargling, rinsing, and avoiding certain foods for a day or two until the site has healed.
In extreme cases, patients may require prescribed pain medication. The dentist or oral surgeon will prescribe these if they feel it is needed to provide the patient with relief. Although, it is recommended to use ibuprofen or Tylenol for regular pain. The gums should fully heal in a matter of weeks, as long as the site is kept clean. Once healed, you might be interested in replacing the missing tooth with an implant, bridge, or denture. Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options.
Schedule Your Tooth Extraction Consultation
Empire Dental is a modern dental office in San Antonio, Texas. If you are experiencing emergency dental pain and think you might need a tooth extracted, contact us and we can assess your case. In some cases, we may decide you should see an oral surgeon.