Dr. Darj Dental
Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS
General Dentist located in El Paso, TX
In some cases, the health of a tooth reaches a point beyond saving. If that’s the case, Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, and the skilled dental professionals at Dr. Darj Dental in El Paso, Texas, provide comfortable, convenient tooth extractions. Even though it sounds like a hassle, decayed teeth or impacted wisdom teeth are actually better off removed and your dentist can even help recommend tooth replacement options and post recovery strategies. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule your next appointment.
Tooth Extraction Q & A
When is a tooth extraction necessary?
Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth can’t be saved and an extraction is the best course of action. Crowding, disease, and other issues that often lead to tooth extractions can worsen and lead to problems like gum disease or bone loss. At Dr. Darj Dental, the expert team of dental professionals exhausts every option before extracting a tooth.
Here are some of the situations that may call for a tooth extraction:
- Severe decay
- Trauma or injury to a tooth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
If you do need a tooth extraction, your dentist carefully walks you through each step of the procedure and can even counsel you on tooth replacement options.
How does a tooth extraction work?
Simple, non-surgical extractions are the least invasive form of tooth extractions. During these procedures, Dr. Darj uses a tool called a forceps to easily remove a tooth visible above your gum line.
If you’re dealing with a more complicated situation, such as impacted or crowded wisdom teeth, or where the tooth isn’t visible above your gum line, this may require a surgical extraction. During this type of extraction, the Dr. Darj Dental team carefully removes gum or bone tissue to access the tooth. Then, they may remove the tooth in sections and stitch up the affected tissue to allow for proper healing.
What is the recovery like from a tooth extraction?
After simple extractions, the recovery isn’t too bad. Dr. Darj recommends resting and eating soft foods for at least a day to let the affected area heal.
However, after surgical extractions, the recovery is a bit more involved. You should most likely be taking pain medication and getting plenty of rest for at least a few days or up to a week. Bandaging helps control the bleeding and Dr. Darj Dental recommends a steady diet of easy to digest soft foods, such as ice cream, soups, and applesauce.
The team at Dr. Darj Dental closely monitors your recovery after a surgical extraction. You have a follow-up shortly after to check on your progress and make sure there aren’t any serious complications.
To learn more about how tooth extractions work at Dr. Darj Dental, call the office or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation at the office.