When necessary, Dr. Vela and Dr. Rodriguez will recommend tooth extraction in Kingsville, Texas. The following are situations in which tooth extraction may be necessary:

  • A crowded mouth
  • Impacted tooth
  • Extensive infection
  • The risk of infection in a patient with a compromised immune system
  • A loose permanent tooth

After extraction has been performed, our dentists will send you home to recover. Here are some tips to reduce your discomfort, minimize the risk of infection, and speed up your recovery:

  • Take painkillers as prescribed by our dentists
  • Bite on a gauze pad for three to four hours to reduce bleeding
  • Apply ice to the area to control swelling
  • Relax for at least 24 hours and limit activity for a few days
  • Do not rinse or spit vigorously for 24 hours
  • Do not drink from a straw for 24 hours
  • Do not smoke
  • Eat soft foods like soup, pudding, and yogurt
  • Prop up your head when you lie down
  • Brush and floss your teeth, but avoid the extraction site

We welcome you to contact Vela Dental Centers Kingsville today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.