Tooth ExtractionsAn Overview
Tooth extraction may be a necessary procedure for several different reasons. We only recommend extraction when necessary for restoring oral health.
A tooth extraction will be necessary in cases where trauma or decay has damaged the tooth beyond repair. If the root has died or the tooth cannot be stabilized with restorative dentistry, tooth extraction can help to prevent secondary dental health concerns from developing.
Visiting the dentist at least two times every year can help prevent the need for tooth extraction due to decay or infection. Routine dental health exams allow your dentist to diagnose developing dental concerns early on, allowing for conservative treatment.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure for young adults in their late teens to early twenties, as this is when the wisdom teeth typically begin to emerge. Overcrowded or impacted teeth often need extraction.
As the last molars emerge from the gum line, wisdom teeth can force the bite to shift, causing teeth to become crooked and uncomfortable.
Wisdom tooth removal is a routine dental procedure done in the comfort of our Claremont, CA dental office. Typically patients require only a local anesthetic, but sedation dentistry may be used for optimal comfort.
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Claremont Dental Institute provides full-service dental implant treatment plans to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are the most natural solution for restoring your smile’s health, stability, and comfort post tooth loss.
After tooth extraction, it is generally best to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible. Replacing missing teeth can prevent gum disease, bone loss, and shifting teeth and improve oral health.
In some cases, your dentist may be able to extract a tooth and place a dental implant in a single visit to our Claremont, CA dentist office. Patients who require multiple tooth extractions may qualify for the All-On-Four teeth in a day.
Your dentist will discuss your options for replacing extracted teeth based on the health of your bone, gums, and overall oral wellness. To learn about our implant dentistry, see Dental implants.
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Tooth Extractions What to Expect
A tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires the removal of the entire tooth system. Are you dreading your upcoming tooth extraction? We understand that sometimes a tooth extraction can seem like a daunting task. But there’s no need to worry! At our dental office, we make the tooth extraction process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Before we start, you’ll have a consultation with our dentist. He will explain the process, answer your questions, and help you decide if a local anesthetic or dental sedation is the best choice for you. Our patients can choose a local anesthetic or may discuss their sedation options with our dentist before treatment. A certified anesthesiologist will closely monitor all patients under IV sedation.
During your tooth removal visit, we’ll make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. First we will numb your mouth. The numbing agent we use will minimize any discomfort, and your dentist will work to extract the tooth quickly and safely. Then our dentist will gently remove the tooth from the socket by the roots. We remove the entire tooth and clean and suture the empty socket to reduce the risk of infection.
After the procedure, we will give you extensive post-care instructions for aftercare and monitoring to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly. We also recommend plenty of rest, over-the-counter pain relief, and avoiding hard or crunchy food for a quick and comfortable recovery. Most patients return to their routine within a day or two.
The patients who choose to replace their missing teeth will schedule a return visit for their dental implant(s) placement. Dental implants replace the missing root structure and provide stable, lasting support for a prosthetic tooth.
We understand that tooth extraction can be intimidating, but our friendly staff is here to make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible. Give us a call today if you have any questions, or stop by to learn more about our tooth extraction process.
Do’s and Don’ts Before a Tooth Extraction
Before undergoing the procedure, it is important to understand the do’s and don’ts of tooth extraction preparation to ensure a successful and safe outcome. By understanding these do’s and don’ts, you can prepare for your upcoming tooth extraction with confidence and heal quickly after the procedure.
- Visit your dentist for a professional opinion before considering a tooth extraction.
- Make sure to brush and floss properly before the extraction.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing for the procedure.
- Eat a light meal 6 hours before the extraction to keep you at a manageable level of comfort during the procedure.
- Only take necessary medications as prescribed by your doctor before and after the extraction.
- Ask your dentist to explain the procedure and what type of anesthetic he or she will be using.
- Maintain good oral hygiene after the extraction to help promote healing.
- Do not smoke or use any other recreational drugs before and after the extraction.
- Do not take any over-the-counter pain relief medications before the extraction.
- Don’t eat hard or crunchy foods after the extraction as this could disrupt the healing process.
- Don’t force the extraction in any way as this can lead to injury.
- Don’t consume hot liquids after the extraction as this can affect the healing process.