in Cedar Park, TX
Dental extractions are not typically dental treatments that patients look forward to, but our team at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry is committed to helping our patients have the most comfortable and relaxed dental visits possible. Whether you know you need a dental extraction or you believe you may need one, our staff is here to assist. Contact our office today!Contact Us
Can I return to school or work after a dental extraction?
Dental extractions are considered oral surgery, and patients should plan on going straight home post-treatment. The amount of time you will need to take off from your normal routine will depend on your specific treatment, and we can offer you an estimate during your consultation. Resting is an important part of the recovery process post-dental extraction, as too much activity too soon can cause the blood clot to come loose from the extraction site, which can cause a painful complication called a dry socket.
What can I eat after a dental extraction?
Before your dental extraction, you will want to stock up on your favorite soft foods that require very little to no chewing. Foods like cream of wheat, blended soups, avocado, pudding, scrambled eggs, and yogurt are great choices to eat in the days following your treatment. Crunchy or sharp foods like chips should be avoided completely. You may find that even after you return to your normal routine, you still need to cut food into smaller pieces and stick to softer foods for a while longer.
Is it better to extract a tooth or get a crown?
Dental extractions are more invasive than other restorative treatments like dental fillings and crowns, so we only recommend them when we believe that a tooth has incurred too much damage for a less invasive treatment option. During your consultation, we will assess your smile to determine the best choice for your unique circumstances. If a tooth is removed due to decay and damage, we can then work with you to find an excellent tooth-replacement option, like a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant.
Looking to schedule a dental extraction or wisdom tooth removal in Cedar Park? Please get in touch with our friendly front office team!Contact Us