Gentle Tooth Extractions in Katy, TX

Dental extractions are not procedures that most patients look forward to. At Peek Dentistry, our friendly and compassionate team works hard to make our extraction services as comfortable and efficient as possible. We can gently extract any tooth that needs to come out, including wisdom teeth. To learn more about our dental extraction services or schedule a consultation with us, please give our office a call, and we will be happy to assist you.

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Are dental extractions painful?

We understand when patients are intimidated by restorative services like tooth extractions. Before the procedure begins, we will inject a local anesthetic into the gums close to the tooth to completely numb the area. You may feel a little pressure during your treatment, but it should not be particularly painful. We will also provide you with aftercare instructions to keep the pain and swelling manageable once you leave our office and the local anesthetic wears off. Our practice also provides dental sedation, which can make your experience more relaxed and pleasant.

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What can I eat after a dental extraction?

After you have one or more teeth removed, you may find it difficult to open your mouth and chew. To make eating as easy as possible and allow the extraction site to heal, we recommend that you stick to eating soft foods like oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, avocados, soup, and smoothies for at least a few days. You should also avoid drinking anything through a straw, as that can cause a dry socket, which is a painful complication that disrupts the healing process. Once your mouth starts feeling normal again, you can begin slowly adding in foods that require more chewing.

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How can I avoid needing a dental extraction?

There are certain cases in which a dental extraction cannot be easily avoided. If a few teeth are crowded together, for example, the best choice may be to remove one or more teeth for orthodontic purposes. The best way to avoid needing a dental extraction is by practicing good oral hygiene, visiting our office regularly for routine appointments, and taking care of restorative treatments like root canals promptly. We also offer preventive services like dental sealants and custom mouthguards that are designed to protect the teeth from tooth decay and dental trauma.

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