Tooth Extractions – Keller, TX
Protecting Smiles by Removing Teeth
Ideally, there will be a way to save your tooth. We might perform root canal therapy to remove an infection, or we might repair an injury with a crown. But in particularly severe cases, these treatments might not be viable, and it may become necessary to remove the tooth completely. When this happens, Dr. Walia can help you stay calm and comfortable while ensuring tooth extractions in Keller, TX go smoothly; she can then help you find the best way to fill the gap left behind. Call Ridgepoint Dental today to schedule a consultation if you think you might be in need of an extraction.
Why Choose Ridgepoint Dental for Tooth Extractions?
- Multiple Quality Options for Tooth Replacement
- Down-to-Earth Dentist and Team
- Multiple Types of Sedation
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Of all the teeth in your mouth, the wisdom teeth are by far the most likely to require extraction. Since they typically don’t erupt until around the ages of 17 and 25, they often become trapped under the gums simply due to the lack of space in your mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful and can even damage the roots of your other teeth, but an extraction will help you avoid the worst of these issues provided that the procedure is performed early enough.
Wisdom Teeth FAQs
Do you have questions about your upcoming wisdom tooth removal in Keller? Even though it seems like a daunting treatment, rest-assured that we’ll never keep you in the dark about it. Below, we’ve compiled and answered some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from patients for your convenience.
What are signs that my wisdom teeth are growing in?
Wisdom teeth typically begin growing in between the ages of 17 and 25, causing a variety of symptoms that let patients know they should come in for a checkup. These include:
- Bleeding or tender gums
- Swollen gums towards the back of the mouth
- Jaw pain
- Bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Difficulty opening the mouth
- Frequent headaches
- Gum infection
If you notice any of these, it’s important to visit your dentist in Keller as soon as possible.
What is the cost of wisdom tooth removal?
If we recommend wisdom tooth removal, it’s typically covered by your health insurance benefits. However, if you don’t have health insurance, we are also running a $1,800 extraction special for wisdom teeth. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us.
How long will it take for me to recover from my wisdom tooth extraction?
Once your procedure is completed, our team will provide you with some aftercare tips to help you make a speedy recovery. You’ll likely feel soreness and discomfort afterward, but as long as you take the medication we prescribe you, regularly ice the area, and follow our directions, you should begin to feel back to your normal self withing a week or two. After the first few days, you should notice that any lingering pain and discomfort are disappearing. If not, please contact us.
Will I be sedated during my wisdom tooth removal?
If you require a surgical wisdom tooth extraction due to the fact that they’re impacted, then you’ll likely be under sedation during the procedure. Either way, we will also inject a local anesthetic near the extraction site so you won’t be able to feel an ounce of pain throughout the process.
How can I prevent dry socket?
Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that’s protecting your nerves and bone in your extraction site dissolves or moves. The best way to keep this from happening is by following these instructions:
- Don’t drink from a straw.
- Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco.
- Eat soft foods until you’ve healed.
- Maintain good oral hygiene during recovery.
If you notice intense pain a few days following your surgery, visible bone in the socket, or pain that radiates to your face and head, you likely have a dry socket and need to call us immediately.