Tooth Extraction Smiles of Memorial in Houston TX Texas. Dr. Daniel Dernik, DDS, General family cosmetic implant sedation dentist. AWARDS given are Fellowship in the International Dental Implant Association, Voted Best Cosmetic, Dentist in Memorial in 2019 by Living Magazine readers, Voted Best Family Dentist in Memorial in 2019 by Living Magazine readers Living Magazines best family dentist 2019 and best cosmetic dentist 2019 winner. ORGANIZATIONS DR. DERNICK AND SMILES OF MEMORIAL SUPPORT are Texas Mission of Mercy, The Beacon Homelessness in Houston, Epilepsy Foundation, National MS Society, Stratford High School Spartans Cheerleaders, Childhelp, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Dental, MEMBERSHIP at Academy of General Dentistry, International Dental Implant Association services offered are Cosmetic dentistry, general dentist and family dentistry, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, emergency dental care, teeth whitening, smile makeover, dental bonding, dental contouring, veneers, cosmetic imaging, dental crowns, dental bridges, restorative dentistry, childrens dentistry, dental cleaning, dental exams, dental sealants, dental fillings, filling, technology, gum disease treatment, oral cancer screening screenings, root canal, canals, teeth extraction, tooth extractions, bone grafting, tmj, tmd, sports guards, night gaurd, xylitol, senior dental care, dental implant crown and bridge, 3-d digital x-ray same day emergency care, financial options and financing, comfort and convenient amenities location hours new patient forms our practice, meet the team request an appointment, contact, blog, smile gallery. located at 909 Dairy Ashford Rd #113, Houston, TX 77079 (281) 493-0061. in the memorial area.

What To Expect During a Tooth Extraction

There are a few reasons you may need a tooth removed. Infection, a crowded mouth, and a hurt tooth are just a few reasons that Dr. Dernick at Smiles of Memorial may suggest a tooth extraction. Don’t be worried! This procedure will not take long or be painful. This safe treatment can be done in one visit. Below is more about before, during, and after the removal.

Before a Tooth Extraction at Smiles of Memorial 

During the visit, Dr. Dernick will explain the tooth extraction process. Tell Dr. Dernick and his team about all the meds that you take and any health issues you have. Typically, patients do not have issues during or after the tooth extraction. Although, in some cases, Dr. Dernick may suggest that you take an antibiotic before and after the procedure to strengthen your immune system.

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During a Tooth Extraction

On the day of the tooth extraction, Dr. Dernick will numb the area with a local anesthetic. With this, you will little to nothing! After Dr. Dernick has removed your tooth, a blood clot will begin to form around the area. Sometimes Dr. Dernick will place self-dissolving stitches. Lastly, Dr. Dernick will place gauze in the wound to help it heal. Then, you are done!

After Removing a Tooth in Memorial, Texas

Get plenty of rest! A tooth extraction can be stressful for the body. And, remember RICE — Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate. Rest for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Eat soft foods, avoid tobacco use, and do not use a straw for the first few days. Ice the area after the procedure in 10 minute intervals to reduce swelling. Add compression to the area by holding the gauze in place to reduce bleeding. Lastly, elevate your head to prevent prolonged bleeding.

Caring for the area after an extraction is key to a speedy and successful recovery. For more questions about tooth extractions, call Smiles of Memorial at (281)-493-0061, today!