Procedures

Tooth Extractions

A dental extraction is the procedure used to remove a tooth from your mouth. There are many reasons why your Austin dentist might have to extract one of your teeth including irreparable damage to a tooth. Some other reasons include:

 

  • Advancing gum disease may require a tooth to be pulled so that it doesn’t affect the supporting tissues and bone structure of the mouth

  • If the tooth is blocking other teeth from coming in

  • To create room for other teeth that will be moved into place with orthodontic work

  • Wisdom teeth that will overcrowd the mouth

 

What to expect

Dr. Sharma will begin the extraction procedure by administering an anesthetic to numb the area and reduce any discomfort. During the extraction, you will feel a slight pressure from the tooth being removed, but it will not cause any abnormal amount of pain. Normally, the extraction process is over within a few minutes

 

Immediately following the tooth’s removal, it is normal to expect a small amount of bleeding. Dr. Sharma will provide you with a patch of gauze placed on the affected area before leaving. There may be some additional bleeding over the next 24 hours, but it should be minimal and taper off the next day. Make sure to follow your Austin dentist’s instructions following the procedure and change the gauze accordingly in order to experience optimal healing.