Tooth extraction is the process of removal of the teeth from their socket in the bone. Many times, the events like tooth decay, injury, infection, and others require us to remove your teeth from the socket.
If you are suffering from an infection and you do not opt for the procedure on time, the infection may spread to other teeth as well. Thus, you must take immediate action and visit our clinic for the extraction of your teeth.
Why Opt for Tooth Extraction?
- Extraction of your teeth is performed if the infection has reached deep into your teeth and jawbone.
- We may recommend this procedure in case of severe injury or trauma.
- Tooth extraction is also performed when there is not enough room for all the teeth in your mouth or when your baby teeth do not fall out at the right time.
- Tooth extraction is also recommended for the removal of your wisdom teeth
How to Prepare?
When you visit our clinic for the procedure, we will take your X-rays to know about the length, shape, and size of your teeth and the surrounding bone. By studying these, we will determine the best method to remove your teeth.
We will numb the area around the teeth using a local anesthetic. But if the procedure is more complicated, we will administer intravenous anesthesia or IV to put you to sleep. In this case, you may also need someone to drive you home after the surgery.
How is Tooth Extraction Performed?
A simple tooth extraction process involves the removal of teeth visible in your mouth. We will numb the area and gum tissue and loosen your teeth using an elevator. After this, we will remove your teeth using dental forceps.
For a surgical extraction, we usually make a small incision on your gum and remove the underlying teeth by sectioning it into smaller fragments. This procedure is more complicated than the former.
What Happens After Extraction?
It is essential to keep the area of the surgery clean to prevent any further infection. We will give you a dry and sterile gauze to bite immediately after the procedure. Keep it 30-45 minutes in your mouth to control bleeding. We will also provide you with aftercare instructions to take care of your mouth.
Do not smoke, eat hard foods, or drink too hot or too cold beverages for a few days after the surgery. We will give you some painkillers to manage the pain and discomfort. The pain goes away within a few days of the surgery.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.