Dental extractions are not typically dental treatments that patients look forward to. Still, our Vista Ridge Family Dentistry team 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 you. Tooth extractions in our Cedar Park, TX, dental office can maintain patients’ oral health and prevent future dental problems.
Tooth Extractions in Cedar Park, TX
Learn more about dental extractions as we answer these common questions:
Can I return to school or work after the dental extraction?
Dental extractions are considered oral surgery, and patients should plan on going straight home post-treatment. The time you need to take off from your regular routine will depend on your specific treatment. We can offer you an estimate during your consultation. Resting is an important part of the recovery process post-dental extraction. 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 dental extraction?
Before your dental extraction, you will want to stock up on your favorite soft foods requiring 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. Avoid crunchy or sharp foods like chips. You may find that even after you return to your regular daily routine and diet, 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 restorative treatments like dental fillings and crowns. We only recommend extractions when we believe a tooth has incurred too much damage for a less invasive treatment, such as a root canal. During your consultation, we will assess your smile to determine the best choice for your unique circumstances. If we remove a decayed or damaged tooth, we can work with you to find an excellent tooth-replacement option, like a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant.
Get a Tooth Extraction
Are you looking to schedule a dental extraction or wisdom tooth removal in Cedar Park? Please get in touch with our friendly front office team! Call 512-866-9654 or request a dental consultation on our website.