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Tooth Extraction Claremont CA

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 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.

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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 under IV sedation.

Your 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.

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

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.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

What are the restrictions after tooth extraction?

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 heal fully. If your tooth socket 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, determine if you’re going to be sedated. If you are, don’t smoke, eat, or drink anything for 6-8 hours before their appointment. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for the procedure

Should I fear having one or more teeth extracted?

No, you should not fear tooth extraction. 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 can use a local anesthetic, laughing gas, or even full anesthesia for a complicated tooth extraction.