When you need a tooth removed, you want to know that you are in experienced hands.
At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, we make every effort to ensure that our Austin community receives the best dental care possible. That’s why we partner with a dental extraction specialist to perform all extraction procedures in our office. You’ll receive the care and expertise you need in a place where you feel safe and comfortable. For skillful extractions, make an appointment with our office today.
Wisdom Tooth Problems and Extractions
The third set of molars, commonly called wisdom teeth, are the last teeth in your mouth to appear. Unfortunately, most adults have jaws that are too small to accommodate these extra molars. The wisdom teeth may become impacted, meaning they have formed at an odd angle, and may only partially emerge if they emerge at all.
While some people may not experience any problems from wisdom teeth, for others, they can lead to several dental health issues. Partially erupted wisdom teeth are difficult to keep clean, and are therefore prone to cavities and infection. They may also put pressure on neighboring teeth, leading to crowding, toothache and jaw pain.
In these cases, the dentist may recommend that a wisdom tooth be extracted. While the number of teeth removed and the best approach will vary from person to person, the result is a healthier mouth overall.
Other Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
While wisdom tooth extractions are the most common, extractions may be performed for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Removal of an infected tooth
- Removing a tooth that has been severely damaged
- Removal of a primary tooth to let a permanent tooth emerge
- Preparation for a dental implant
- Preparation for dentures
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment
Conscious Sedation Dentistry
At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, we understand that dental procedures can be stressful. We offer conscious sedation to help make patients comfortable during procedures.
Local anesthetic provides a numbness within the mouth to maximize patient comfort. For those who are more prone to dental anxiety, we can provide nitrous oxide, a safe and effective anesthetic that keeps patients relaxed but alert. We may also provide a stronger sedative that can be taken at home before the appointment, allowing greater relaxation throughout the entire visit.
Many patients who elect conscious sedation find it particularly helpful during extractions and other procedures. Some patients sleep through the procedure, and most find they have no memory of the visit.
Patient-Focused Dentistry in Austin
At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry, our goal is to provide exceptional dental care for every patient. We make every effort to provide you with expert dentistry in a warm and welcoming environment. Dr. Garcia and her staff are happy to bring smiles to patients across Austin and the surrounding communities. Experience the difference for yourself when you make an appointment today!