Tooth Extraction in Sacramento California

When you visit a dental office with a decayed or damaged tooth, a dentist does his best to protect as much amount of natural teeth as possible. In some occasions, when the dentist finds out that the tooth cannot be saved and it can cause more harm to the remaining teeth and gums, a patient may have to get the tooth extracted for better oral health. Tooth extraction is performed with the help of local anesthesia and the dentist takes steps to ensure safety. The severe decay of a tooth, non-functional teeth, a baby tooth which refuses to fall out and an impacted tooth are some of the cases where a tooth extraction procedure may be recommended. If you are suffering from a toothache or any other dental problem, visit our Sacramento dental office for a routine dental check up. Our team makes sure to see that your teeth are in good shape and you are free from dental infection. Make an appointment today.

When is a tooth extraction recommended?

Our dentist recommends tooth extraction for the good of oral health. It is important for patients to note that tooth extraction is the last resort a dentist chooses after knowing that there is no other way to protect the tooth and the remaining teeth and gums are in danger. Depending on the cause for which tooth extraction is recommended, a restoration may or may not be provided after the procedure. Following are some of the common causes for tooth extraction.

  • A tooth is severely decayed and cannot be protected and there is a threat of infection spreading to other parts of the oral cavity.
  • A baby tooth has not fallen out and is causing trouble for the eruption of permanent teeth.
  • An impacted wisdom tooth is increasing the risk of decay and gum infection.
  • When several teeth are missing and the few that are remaining are non-functional and are in the way of prosthodontic treatment.

How is tooth extraction performed?

During your visit to our dental office, a dental examination is performed to check the status of the tooth. Our dentist checks the position of the tooth in the jawbone and finds out if it is possible to save the tooth. An extraction is recommended only when our dentist feels the tooth is creating more problems to oral health or a prosthodontic replacement can do a better job. Tooth extraction is performed with the help of local anesthesia. Depending on the position of the tooth, it can be taken out using dental instruments through a simple procedure or through a surgery.

Simple Extraction

When the crown portion of the tooth is visible above the gum-line and the root of the tooth is straight, a dentist can extract the tooth using elevator and forceps. Once the tooth is extracted from its position, the bone socket is filled with bone graft material.

Surgical Extraction

Surgical extraction is recommended when some portion of the crown of the tooth or the whole tooth is submerged under the gum-line. In this case, an incision is made in the gums and some portion of the bone material may have to be removed before the tooth is taken out. In some complex cases, the tooth may be segmented before it is taken out. Once the tooth is extracted, our team fills the area with suitable bone graft material.

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Tooth Extraction

When will my tooth need extraction?

When your tooth is considered to be changeless and its useful life has expired, then our dentist determine whether or not to extract the tooth.

Is tooth extraction painful procedure?

No, the tooth extraction procedure is not much painful as you think, by using local anesthetic you may experience very less discomfort.

What can I eat after my tooth extraction procedure?

After tooth extraction procedure we would suggest a soft and light diet for the first 4-6 days following surgery. All dairy and beverages should be avoided for the first 24 hours.

Can I brush my teeth after surgery?

Yes, you can brush your teeth after your procedure. It's very important to keep the mouth clean for a faster recovery process. Just avoid the extraction area directly with your toothbrush, but do clean carefully as close as you can.

Will I be awake during my tooth extraction procedure? Will it hurt?

The type of anesthesia you want during your tooth extraction procedure will be discussed at your consultation. It depends upon your procedure and your own comfort levels. While patients often report soreness, swelling, and tenderness after the extraction, our medical team will make sure that you feel a very little discomfort with either over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.

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