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Tooth Extractions

Alleviate Discomfort & Improve Oral Health

To prevent harm to surrounding teeth and alleviate tooth pain caused by pain from trauma, disease, or decay, a tooth extraction may be a solution. Dr. Weber, our board-certified oral surgeon, utilizes his skill and expertise to evaluate your needs to determine if a tooth extraction is appropriate for your needs.

At Round Rock Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we aim to deliver exceptional oral health care and optimal outcomes for all of our patients. By performing tooth extractions, we work to relieve any discomfort while improving your overall oral and dental health. Reach out to our practice in Round Rock, TX to schedule a consultation.

When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

Tooth extractions may be necessary in a wide array of situations. Often, an extraction is needed as a result of dental trauma, commonly caused by an injury or accident that results in a tooth becoming severely damaged. Extractions may also be deemed appropriate if a patient is experiencing advanced tooth decay and other treatments, like fillings or root canals, are unable to resolve the problem. Other common reasons extractions are necessary include overcrowding of teeth or problematic wisdom teeth, both of which can lead to improper tooth alignment and other issues if left untreated.

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Before any tooth extraction procedure, you’ll schedule a consultation with Dr. Weber where he will examine your oral health and discuss your options for anesthesia. While local anesthesia is typically adequate for simple extractions, for more intricate cases or patients with dental anxiety, IV sedation may be more appropriate to create the most comfortable experience possible.

On the day of your surgery, anesthesia will be administered. After it takes effect, Dr. Weber will carefully remove the tooth, using techniques to minimize trauma to surrounding tissues. Post-extraction, the area will be cleaned and you will receive detailed instructions to ensure you have a smooth recovery.

Recovery After Tooth Extraction

Recovery following a tooth extraction procedure is typically straightforward. To prevent infection and maintain cleanliness at the extraction site, you should rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to manage any pain or discomfort throughout the healing period. Please follow the instructions closely to ensure optimal healing. Should you run into any issues, such as excessive bleeding or pain, please contact our office.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer several forms of anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Tooth Replacement Options After Extraction

After you have a tooth extracted, it’s important to explore and consider what tooth replacement options are available to help maintain proper oral function to prevent any future complications arising.

Dental Implants

As an ideal solution, dental implants offer the appearance, sensation, and function of natural teeth. Implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone so they can fuse with the bone, creating a secure foundation for crowns or bridges. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to preserve facial structure while preventing bone loss.

Immediate Dental Implants

Same-day dental implants are available for those with a healthy jawbone and a noticeable gap in their smile. These dental implants allow for a temporary crown to be placed on the implant while the implant integrates with the jawbone, negating the need for a separate implant procedure in the future.

Socket Preservation

If you are planning to have a dental implant in the future, socket preservation is recommended. This procedure helps preserve the size and shape of the tooth socket to prevent bone loss. By filling the empty socket with bone grafting material, the integrity of the socket is maintained, reducing the risk of adjacent teeth shifting and ensuring a stable foundation for future tooth replacement.

A socket preservation is highly recommended for patients who undergo an extraction and plan on having a dental implant placed in the future. This procedure protects the size and shape of the tooth socket, preventing bone loss. By filling the empty socket with bone grafting materials, the mouth retains structural integrity and reduces the risk of tooth shifting and ensures that any future tooth replacement will have a stable foundation.

No Replacement

Tooth replacement is highly recommended following an extraction. Without a replacement, issues such as jawbone atrophy, misalignment of the remaining teeth, and bite problems have a higher chance of occurring. Therefore, it’s essential to consult with our oral surgeons to explore your options.

Proudly Serving Round Rock’s Oral Surgery Needs

At Round Rock Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, our goal is to deliver outstanding oral healthcare in a warm and welcoming setting. Our office proudly serves Round Rock and the surrounding communities, bringing beautiful smiles to our patients. If you’re ready to take a step closer to a new and improved smile, contact our office to schedule a consultation to discover what we can do to equip you with optimal oral health.