Round Rock Tooth Extractions

Patients facing tooth extraction may be apprehensive about the procedure, but they can rest easy when the see Dr. Mysse.

Tooth Extractions

Call or use the contact form to discuss your tooth extraction.

Dr. Mysse ensures that his patients are comfortable before undergoing any kind of procedure. He performs most extractions while patients are awake, though there are times when sedation is necessary. Local anesthetic injections numb the pain to provide an anxiety-free experience.

Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Most patients associate extraction with decaying teeth. Though that is often a reason, most extractions happen for other, less-extreme reasons. Many extractions are performed to alleviate crowding, which compromises overall tooth health or to allow room for a permanent tooth to break through the gums.

Sometimes, however, teeth become so severely impacted, infected, or decayed that they cannot be restored or saved. In these cases, extraction may become a necessity. A few common reasons are illness, age, or other natural causes. Depending on the situation, Dr. Mysse may recommend a root canal as a treatment option instead of extracting the tooth.

Tooth extraction is an often necessary treatment that helps maintain a healthy mouth, eliminating the risk of tooth infection or decay.

Post-Extraction Care

If you’ve recently undergone an extraction or will soon, check out these post-extraction guidelines to help avoid pain and discomfort in the extraction area:

  • Bite on the gauze pad provided to prevent bleeding and clotting.
  • Take the painkillers prescribed.
  • Use ice to reduce swelling.
  • Limit activity for a few days, as prescribed by your dentist.
  • Avoid rigorous brushing, rinsing, and spitting.
  • Eat soft foods.
  • Avoid the extraction site when brushing or flossing.

Schedule an Appointment

If you suspect you might need a tooth extraction in Round Rock the caring, compassionate staff at Dr. Mysse’s practice will make the experience as painless and as stress free as possible. Schedule an appointment today.

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