Mark S. Castor, DDS -  - Dentist

Mark Castor, DDS

Dentist located in South Austin, Austin, TX

Tooth Extractions Specialist

Having a tooth pulled can seem scary, however at his practice, Dr. Castor utilizes his expertise to provide virtually-painless tooth extractions for Austin, TX area patients of all ages. You can rest assured knowing that Dr. Castor is dedicated to preserving your dental health and well-being.

Tooth Extraction Q & A

by Mark Castor, DDS

Why Would I Need a Tooth Extracted?

Our teeth are supposed to last us a lifetime, but decay can make them weak or even infected. In these cases, they will need to be pulled. Teeth which have been very badly damaged and cannot be fixed using a different treatment will also need to be extracted. Teeth can also become overly crowded which usually occurs from the eruption of wisdom teeth, this is also a common reason for teeth extractions. When a root canal is not successful and the tooth roots are too damaged, the tooth will also likely be pulled. If gum disease has caused the tooth to loosen it will probably be extracted.

What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?

Where the tooth is located, why it needs to be extracted, and the overall health of the tooth will all affect what takes place during the extraction procedure. In a simple extraction, where the tooth is easily accessible, the gum area will be anesthetized and the tooth will be removed using specially designed instruments which grip the tooth. When a tooth is impacted or broken, an incision into the gums may be necessary. Many patients ask to be sedated for this type of procedure. In this situation the tooth is usually taken out in pieces rather than in one large chunk.

Will There Be a Lot of Pain? 

At the practice, the dentist uses trusted pain management techniques designed to assist with ensuring any discomfort felt will be minimal. Following the procedure, patients can may want to use pain medications and ice packs to manage the discomfort and inflammation.

What Will Healing Be Like?

The initial healing period takes roughly 1 to 2 weeks. New bone and gum tissue will grow into the gap. Having a tooth missing and not filling the gap with an implant can cause the remaining teeth to shift however. This affects a person’s bite and can make it difficult to chew. Usually, the dentist will recommend replacing the missing tooth.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr.Castor and staff have been incredible in taking care of me. I would recommend him to all my friends and family."

    Vic G.
  • Yelp

    "I gotta say I love Dr. Castor, his whole office, and the brave work they do on people like mine's neglected teeth."

    Bradly S.
  • Yelp

    "Mark is one of the best of the best I have found in Texas, and I would recommend my friends and family to him."

    Ted G.
  • RateABiz

    "This was my first visit with Dr Castor and it went very well. Laurie was an experienced tech and went ahead with images & a cleaning...I highly recommend them..."

    Matt G.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor and Sylvia, his assistant, make a great team. I trust them to take care of me. I have known Dr. Castor for many years. He is an excellent dentist..."

    Amy C.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor has been my dentist ever since. Great people workmen there, easy to get to location. I ENJOY going to the dentist now, really!"

    Lara N.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor's team is always extremely friendly, professional and make going to the dentist "almost" enjoyable! Would definitely recommend his services!"

    Laura S.
  • RateABiz

    "Everyone there is both professional and personable. They honestly do seem to care about each patient. Fabulous!"

    Katherine S.
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    "Dr. Castor and Tawana both worked very hard to make me feel comfortable and took great care with fitting my crown. I could tell this team is a family!"

    Vaundee A.
  • RateABiz

    "Always great service. Never have to wait more than several minutes to be called. Always quick, thorough, and professional...Great friendly, and professional staff"

    Carol P.
Location
Mark S. Castor, DDS
1221 West Ben White Boulevard , Suite 207A
South Austin

Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-504-7570
Fax: 512-441-7632
Office Hours

Get in touch

melanie@castordds.com
512-504-7570

Mark Castor, DDS
1221 West Ben White Boulevard
Suite 207A
Austin, TX 78704