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“I knew they would do an amazing job. I thought Dr. Rasmussen was very friendly and he was very nice. He explained everything thoroughly to me, so that was great.”
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“Dr. Cavaretta is very warm, very attentive, he answered all my questions, made me feel very comfortable, and after that first meeting I knew he was the doctor that was going to fix my tooth.”
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I opted to get all four of my impacted wisdom teeth out and choose Dr. Cavaretta after some careful research.
When I went in for my consultation, I was thoroughly impressed, my x-ray, risks and benefits video, discussion and Q&A with Dr. Cavaretta, as well as my insurance benefits explanation took about 45 minutes. He was very patient and calmed my anxiety.
When I went in two weeks ago for my extraction, I came in a little early and was actually seated with my surgery team a few minutes prior to my appointment time. Dr. Cavaretta administered the IV, and I was completely relaxed. My entire appointment was about 30 minutes and then I headed home. I wasn’t swollen at all, and dozed off and on the entire day. The following day I was moving around and 2 days after I even ate some solid foods.I greatly appreciated my follow up call on the following day, about 6PM on a Saturday evening.
Three days after, I relied on my Excedrin and Ibuprofen to relieve the pressure. I came in for my follow up and I was even more impressed with Dr. Cavaretta’s bedside manner and again their timeliness. I was completely pain and pressure free about 11 days after my appointment.
I’ve already recommended him to a few of my friends and colleagues.
When I found out I needed to get my wisdom teeth removed I researched all the possible complications and had convinced myself I was going to be one of the rare cases who die during the procedure. I was constantly debating if I should cancel the whole thing even during the car ride to my appointment. I was very terrified of being put under and never waking up. During our consultation Dr. Cavaretta explained they could do a light sedation so I would actually be awake the whole time just in a deep state of relaxation, which made me a bit more comfortable but I was still paranoid that was something was going to go wrong.
So I had all 4 wisdom teeth, plus another tooth that needed to come out removed this morning. I can’t believe how worked up I was getting over this. The whole thing was painless and I’m still alive! It seemed to go by very fast even though I was awake. The lighter sedation was very relaxing and I wasn’t even thinking about what was going on in my mouth most of the time. They gave me a nice warm blanket and sunglasses to block out the overhead light. Throughout the procedure they would ask me how I felt and made sure I was comfortable. I was given a hot/cold gel back to use at home and they wheel chaired me out to the car even though I felt fine to walk. The assistants and office staff were amazing and very friendly. One of the assistants called to check on me and later in the evening Dr Cavaretta called as well.
So far I haven’t felt much pain, just a little soreness and the weird tingling feeling of the local anesthesia wearing off. The doctor said that If there are any complications like dry socket that they will come in after hours so that you don’t have to be in pain through the night, which is pretty cool.
The only bad thing I would say is that I was prescribed anti-biotics and told to start them the day before surgery. I don’t know if he felt I was at a higher risk of infection or if this is just their standard procedure. I don’t like to take medicines if they aren’t necessary and no one I know has had to go on anti-biotics when getting their wisdom teeth out. It was never explained to me why I needed to take them, but on the other hand it’s also my fault for not asking.
So I am a HUGE pansy when it comes to medical things. I have survived 27 years on this earth without having to get an IV, never encountering a cavity and general good health (besides a few extra pounds). Enter my wisdom teeth. I was referred to Dr. Cavaretta after an unpleasant consult with a separate practice.
From day one Dr. Cavaretta listened to my concerns, I have an allergic reaction to Lidocaine and he really made me feel like I was in good hands. No surprises. I even told him I wasn’t afraid of the surgery…I was afraid of the IV. I didn’t want to go the way of Michael Jackson.
He assured me he would not kill me MJ style and to not say that…it’s traumatizing!
I had my surgery a month later…this past Friday. I have my sister (an OR Nurse) fly in to take care of me and we were in the office 7:15 sharp.
I had to change shirts, kinda bummed I put a lot of thought in what comfy shirt I wanted to wear, but was taken back by Heather and put at ease. They got the IV going and it probably wasn’t 3 mins before I asked if the lamp was really dancing and then woke up in the recovery room.
For pain….I have had ZERO. ZERO PAIN. I had two impacted teeth (one was a real bitch to get out apparently) and one extracted. I was out walking around at The Domain that evening and pretty much eating normally by the next day.
I don’t know if it was a combination of my sister keeping me nice and medicated and Dr. Cavaretta’s awesome skills but this was by far one of the easiest experiences ever.
Dr. Cavaretta is awesome! He took out my last wisdom tooth that had been bothering me for years (I had 3 out of the 4 removed in my freshman year of college but never went back to my previous dentist) and it was quick and painless. My consultation was easy, informative and they were very attentive. They prescribed me antibiotics to take the day before surgery, some ibuprofen and some norco for the pain afterwards and it was all very seemless.
Come the day of surgery, my appointment is on a Friday morning at 9:45am, I get taken back around 9:35am (I showed up early since I was nervous) and they give me pre-surgery routines as well as information about what is going to happen. They gave me a nice warm blanket and some sunglasses to keep the lights out of my face which was quite awesome. The whole ordeal was done by 10:15am so I must say that was pretty quick of them.
I was pretty much in and out and awake the whole time, and Dr. Cavaretta was awesome as well as the assistant that helped me in my wisdom tooth removal. I got a call from him that same night from his cell phone to call if anything was needed which I thought was a super great courtesy to his patients. I healed fast over the weekend and came back for my post surgery check up today and everything was great! 🙂
They showed me how to shoot salt water into my hole where food gets trapped and I think that’s fun in an odd sort of way. So happy my dentist referred me to him as this was the easiest recovery I’ve made! Thanks!
Dr. Cavaretta is without a doubt one of the BEST surgeons in Austin! Like everyone, I was a total wreck going in to have 4 wisdom teeth removed. He explained the procedure in depth during our consultation and took a lot of extra time to answer my rapid-fire questions. All the way through, he has been beyond incredible. My surgery was a bit more complicated than most and he was available at any time that I needed him. I had a bad reaction to my meds on a Friday night and he was available to send in another prescription for me at 8PM! He puts his cell number on the answering machine for patients to reach him in case they need anything — do you know ANY other doctor that does that? *Doctor of the year award*
All the way through, he has made this experience incredible. I will refer him to ANYONE who needs their wisdom teeth taken out – he makes you feel like you’re the only patient he has and he will take AMAZING care of you. Even if you’re a wimp and call him after hours on a Friday night… and… a Tuesday night…*guilty face* 🙂
Two years ago, while living in California, I had 3 of my wisdom teeth out. They left the 4th one in because removing it would involve a relatively high risk of nerve damage and permanent numbness, and they figured there was no point in taking that risk if the tooth wasn’t hurting me. Fast forward two years and it was hurting me – a LOT.
Like the dentist in California, Dr. Cavaretta told me I’d need a coronectomy, i.e., he’d basically cut the top part off the tooth and leave the roots where they were. As I understand it, if you don’t move the roots, you’re less likely to damage the nerve, but unfortunately, if the roots are still there, they can sometimes get infected or cause pain later on, which would mean I might need another surgery (at the risk of nerve damage and permanent numbness) at some point in the future.
Imagine my surprise when Dr. Cavaretta told me that he’d unexpectedly been able to remove the roots during the surgery. Not only did I not get nerve damage, I also don’t have to worry about possible future nerve damage. An even better result than the best possible outcome I was expecting! And Dr. Cavaretta was completely friendly and professional throughout the whole thing, including calling me to check in that night.
Bonus: I recovered much more quickly from this wisdom-tooth removal than from the one two years ago. That might just be because it was one tooth instead of three, but there was significantly less pain and swelling, and no bruising or off-and-on bleeding like last time. It’s not very often that oral surgery makes you feel relief and happiness, but that’s what happened with Dr. Cavaretta.
I had six hours of implant and bone replacement surgery yesterday performed by Dr. Cavaretta— am up this morning with very little soreness of pain. I cannot say enough about how professional and knowledgeable this guy is. After surgery, he did a panaramic x-ray of the the implants and showed it to me with a pre-surgery plan he had diligently studied— and I have to tell you the implants were perfectly placed. I am getting by with hardly any soreness, pain, or swelling. I had IV sedation during the procedure and all went very well and I am talking about 11 implants and grafting done in less than 24 hours ago, and I was in surgery for six hours. I made many mistakes before I found him ( had some grafting done in Costa Rica, and for all the pain and problems all I got out of that was a punctured sinus that required surgery here from an ENT guy) Please do yourself a favor and DO NOT try getting this done overseas—
He was assisted by my general dentist who is Dr. Michael Augustine ( another highly professional guy, as my temporaries fit perfectly. I could not be more pleased with my experience there yesterday— friendly staff, and everything. I will tell you for sure that Dr Vincent Cavaretta knows what he is doing—- and in a big way— I cannot imagine how anyone could find a better surgeon-