We are excited to announce that we are back to a normal schedule!
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Our office will be one of the most sterile places you will visit! That was true before the COVID-19 crisis but we felt it is more important now than ever for our dental family to know. Additional precautions will also be taken to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients. They will include but are not limited to:
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  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Implementing digital forms/paperwork and payment options
  3. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols
  4. Having all patients rinse with Oracare (prescription anti-viral mouthwash) prior to any treatment
  5. Using advanced intraoral suction systems that drastically reduce aerosols
  6. Introducing medical grade H13 filters to enhance air particle filtration
These are just to name a few. At Elite Smiles, we will always have your best interest in mind to promote optimal oral and overall health. This starts with getting everyone's oral hygiene regimens back on track as SAFELY as possible.

We know many were affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those without dental insurance should not have to suffer, so that is why we have taken measures to decrease the price and have increased the discount of our in-house membership plan!

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 512-252-4655 or email us at info@elitesmilesdds.com
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Surgical Extractions

What Pflugerville, TX patients need to know about surgical extractions

Nearly every tooth in your mouth serves an essential function and is important to oral health. However, there are certain exceptions. Most notably, wisdom teeth (third molars) are not necessary for proper function, and they can be detrimental because there might not be enough room for them. This is one of the most common reasons for surgical extractions in Pflugerville, TX.

The difference between standard and surgical dental extraction

A standard extraction is commonly called “pulling a tooth.” That is an over-simplified description, but not inaccurate. Dr. Tucker grasps the tooth with a specialized tool and uses precision techniques to loosen and remove it from the socket. That is the simplest method of extraction, but it isn’t always possible. Sometimes there is not enough strong tooth structure above the gumline to firmly grip with any instrument. Sometimes there are abnormalities in the portion below the gumline that prevent the tooth from slipping out of its socket. In these instances, to remove teeth, surgery is needed.

About the procedure

Surgical extraction is more complex, involving several instruments and techniques. The exact process varies depending on the situation. When possible, Dr. Tucker uses a method that involves splitting the tooth, allowing him to remove it neatly in just two pieces. It is faster and more convenient for the patient, and typically has a speedy, complication-free recovery.

For many patients, the thought of oral surgery is alarming. Thankfully, this is a situation where the expectations are much, much worse than the reality. Some people suffer with a broken, decayed tooth or impacted wisdom tooth until unbearable pain drives them to the dental chair. As these people could tell you, surgical extraction is a wonderful procedure with few complications and tremendous relief.

If you are postponing a visit to Dr. Tucker because you’re worried that you may need surgical extraction, here are a few things to consider:

  • Dentistry has advanced dramatically over the years. Modern pain relief is effective and surgical techniques are precise. Wisdom tooth removal surgery – or virtually any other modern oral surgery – is really a quite minor procedure.
  • We offer oral sedation, which can quell anxiety and help you feel relaxed throughout any procedure.
  • Elite Smiles of Pflugerville is not a typical dental office. Although we adhere to the strictest standards of sanitation and technical excellence, it does not have the cold and clinical atmosphere you might expect. You will feel more like you are visiting family than entering a medical facility.
  • Treating patients like family is not just a motto, it is the way we operate. Dr. Tucker’s decisions and recommendations are not based on how many patients he can process in a day, or what your insurance will cover. He will give you an honest opinion about what is best for your health, just as he would for his own parent or sibling.

Take the first step

Dental problems are progressive. The longer you wait for care, the worse they get. If you have a concern, the best time to schedule an appointment is now. Just call us at (512) 273-7790.

Meet Pflugerville, TX Best Dentist Dr. Jordan Tucker, DDS

Dr. Jordan Tucker, DDS - Elite Smiles of Pflugerville

A graduate from West Virginia University, Dr. Tucker is renowned for his consistent ability to achieve the best possible results for his patients and surpass their expectations. An exceptional student at school, he received extensive training and education in oral surgery, endodontics and periodontics.

With over a half a decade’s experience in professional dental practice, Dr. Tucker still continues to update his wealth of knowledge on modern dental treatment methods and technology to ensure that he provides his services to the best of his ability. His specialties include full mouth rehabilitation, implant dentistry, cosmetic services and the management of dental anxiety in his patients. His approach to professional dentistry is a patient-centered one, where attention is paid to the client’s specific medical history, concerns and requirements as opposed to handing out a generic solution that is effective on most patients.

Dr. Tucker is a firm believer in building a trusting and comfortable relationship with his patients which will allow him to perform better at his work whilst aiming to make himself available to his clients as much as possible and is keen on taking an active role in their dental experience with him instead of delegating or handing down tasks.

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