If your wisdom teeth are giving your trouble, our oral surgeon, Dr. Pedro Franco, can extract them for you. Our team of highly trained professionals have the techniques and equipment needed to extract the tooth, the root, and any other infected tissues.
This usually requires full sedation, so you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment.
After the tooth extraction, your surgeon might prescribe pain or anti-inflammatory medications. This will help you feel comfortable during the recovery process.
While your gums are healing, you will need to eat a soft-foods diet. You should also avoid drinking through a straw as the suction could potentially pull a blot clot loose. It’s also a good idea to abstain from tobacco use as this will irritate sensitive gum tissues, increasing recovery time and potentially causing an infection.
It’s natural and expected for the incision to bleed a little during the first few days after the extraction. You can control the bleeding by biting down lightly on some sterile gauze. Once the bleeding has stopped, you can then rinse your mouth clean with lukewarm saltwater.
If you have any questions regarding tooth extraction in Irving, Texas, you should call 972-594-7414 to set up an appointment at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.