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Tooth Extraction services offered in San Antonio, TX

If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or a significant cavity, you might benefit from a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction stops the pain and reduces the risk of other complications. At Calm Spring Dental, our highly skilled dentist Obinna Ejike, DDS, and the team regularly perform tooth extractions. The process is quick, pain-free, and presents few risks. To make an appointment, call the office in San Antonio, Texas, or book online today.

Tooth Extraction Q & A

What is a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction is an outpatient procedure that removes one or more of your permanent teeth. There are various reasons we might recommend an extraction, including tooth decay, infection, crowding, or impaction. We might also recommend an extraction if you’re preparing to undergo an organ transplant or chemotherapy.

At Calm Spring Dental, we perform extractions with local anesthesia. This ensures the process is comfortable and pain-free.

How do I prepare for a tooth extraction?

Before recommending a tooth extraction, we review your dental records, ask about your symptoms, and conduct an oral exam. Then, we take oral X-rays to get a closer look at your tooth roots and jawbone. If you have a deep cavity, an infected tooth, or an impacted tooth, we move forward with treatment.

Please let us know if you have an underlying medical condition, like high blood pressure or diabetes. These issues won’t prevent you from getting extractions, but they may increase the risk of complications, so it’s important we are  aware.

What are the types of tooth extraction?

At Calm Spring Dental, we offer several types of tooth extraction, including:

Simple tooth extractions

If your tooth is above the gumline and easy to access, we perform a simple extraction. First, we numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. Then, we loosen your tooth and carefully remove it. After extracting your tooth, we pack the extraction site with gauze and move you to a recovery room.

Surgical tooth extractions

If you have an impacted tooth that is unable to break through your gumline, we recommend surgical extractions. During surgical extractions, we use special tools to access the tooth beneath your gums. Then, we split the tooth into several pieces and remove them.

After removing your tooth, we close the incision, pack the extraction site with gauze, and move you to a recovery room.

What is recovery like after tooth extractions?

After tooth extraction, it takes several days to recover. During that time, we recommend:

  • Applying an ice pack to your cheek to relieve swelling
  • Taking your medications as prescribed
  • Taking it easy for the first 24 hours
  • Avoiding rinsing your mouth for 24 hours
  • Not smoking

We also recommend eating soft foods, like soup, scrambled eggs, and yogurt until the swelling subsides. 

To see if you are a candidate for tooth extraction, make an appointment at Calm Spring Dental by calling the office or booking online today.