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Tooth Extraction Claremont CA

Tooth ExtractionsAn Overview

Tooth extraction may be a necessary procedure for several different reasons. Tooth extractions are only recommended 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 a 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 diagnosis 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 may also need to be extracted.

As the last molars begin to 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 that can be completed from 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 implant treatment plans for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are the most natural solution for restoring the health, stability, and comfort to your smile 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, shifting of the teeth, and support improved overall 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.

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Tooth Extractions What to Expect

Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires the removal of the entire tooth system. Patients can choose a local anesthetic or may discuss their sedation options with their dentist before treatment. A certified anesthesiologist will closely monitor all patients while they are under IV sedation.

Your dentist will gently remove the tooth from the socket by the roots. The entire tooth is removed, and the empty socket is cleaned and sutured shut to reduce the risk of infection.

Patients will be provided with extensive post-care instructions for a quick and comfortable recovery. Most patients return to their routine within in a day or two. Our dental care team will offer personalized advice on how to best care for your extracted tooth.

Patients who choose to replace their missing teeth will schedule a return visit for the placement of their dental implant(s). Dental implants replace the missing root structure and provide stable, lasting support for a prosthetic tooth.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

What are the restrictions after having a tooth pulled?

After having a tooth pulled, patients should limit physical activity for at least 24 hours. Patients should also avoid hard or chewy food, and stick to a soft diet until the extraction site begins to heal.

How long does it take for a socket to heal after tooth extraction?

On average it takes between 10 days to 2 weeks for the socket of a tooth to fully heal. If the socket of your tooth does not start to heal after 10 days you may want to call your dentist and schedule an appointment to check up on your healing.

Do and don'ts before tooth extraction?

Before a tooth extraction, patients should check to see if they will be sedated for the procedure. If they are being sedated the patient should be sure not to smoke, eat, or drink anything for 6-8 hours before their appointment. It is encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Should I fear having one or more teeth extracted?

No, you should not fear tooth extraction. Now, if it was the 1970s or 1980s, then maybe you could have some fear of having a tooth extracted. Fortunately, due to advancements in modern dentistry, tooth extraction is a simple, safe process. We have many options to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during the tooth extraction procedure. We have the ability to use a local anesthetic, laughing gas, or even full anesthesia for a complicated tooth extraction.