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Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Teeth
The McKinney Dentist
There are a number of reasons why tooth extractions may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. The McKinney dentist will perform an extraction when a tooth becomes impacted because it is prevented from growing into its normal position in the mouth by gum tissue, bone or other teeth. Dr. Prida's first priority is to restore, save and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary. The dentist's at Stonelodge Dental are dedicated to ensuring your visit is as comfortable and anxiety-free before, during, and after your extraction procedure.
Dr. Prida is skilled and experienced at tooth extraction when it's needed to prevent infections and or painful swelling. Prior to an extraction the dentist will perform an examination and perform the extraction typically in the same day, saving you time and making it convenient to your schedule.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, generally between the ages of 17 and 25. For many patients, these molars will become impacted and cause toothache-like pain, crowding of your other teeth and other more serious complications that can harm your oral health. If you’re experiencing discomfort because of your wisdom teeth, we advise you to schedule a consultation with the McKinney dentist. Even if you’re not in any pain, seeking expert wisdom teeth extraction from our team can help to prevent future infection or damage to existing teeth.
If a wisdom tooth emerges incorrectly, it is usually best to extract it. Dr. Prida can remove the impacted wisdom tooth. Infections resulting from impacted wisdom teeth can be initially treated with antibiotics. The most common treatment is wisdom tooth removal. The risks of wisdom tooth extractions are roughly proportional to the difficulty of the extraction.
While wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical treatment, it's one we complete on a daily to weekly basis. Dr. Prida and his team are qualified to handle any emergency that may arise during and after surgery. On the day of surgery, we’ll administer the proper level of sedation so you’re comfortable and feel no pain. We’ll then strategically extract your wisdom teeth. Once surgery is complete, we’ll ensure you’re comfortable before you return home. Expect to take a few days to recover from your surgery, but know we are here for you if any complications arise. Feeling nervous about surgery is expected, but once the procedure is over, your teeth will look and feel better, and infection from impacted wisdom teeth will no longer be a threat.
Each dental procedure we perform will be thoroughly discussed with you by our dentist and all questions you have answered prior to the start of your care. Please call us if you have any questions regarding a specific dental procedure or condition. If you’re apprehensive about undergoing extraction of your wisdom teeth, our personalized anesthesia options ensure proper relaxation and pain control. We’re here to provide comfortable care, a smooth surgical experience, and a quick transition back to daily activities and optimal health.
Dr Ernesto Prida
Your McKinney Dentist
Cosmetic Dentist and General Dentist located in McKinney, TX
Dr. Prida's passion is to not only provide patients with excellent dental services, but also crafting an aesthetically beautiful smile for each person. Since he graduated from dental school, Dr. Prida began to advance his knowledge in cosmetic dental treatments continued education in dentistry. As a general dentist Dr. Prida performs regular teeth cleanings and diagnoses problems that patients have with pain and oral health.