More than 200 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. While an injury may cause you to lose a tooth unexpectedly, in some cases, a tooth extraction is needed to improve oral health or the structures in your mouth. Our compassionate dental team, MariaElena Rodriguez, DDS, and Perry R. Klokkevold, DDS, MS, FACD, at PermaDent® Dental Implant Center can gently and effectively perform a tooth extraction when needed. To schedule a consultation, call our Torrance, California, office.
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure aimed at removing a tooth from your mouth. At PermaDent Dental Implant Center, we may need to remove your tooth to improve the health of your mouth or to assist in the placement of your dental implants.
We, however, do not provide tooth extractions for third molars, also known as your wisdom teeth.
Your adult teeth are meant to stay with you all of your life. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. We offer tooth extractions to alleviate your dental pain and prevent a more serious dental issue, such as an infection.
You may also benefit from a tooth extraction if you have a broken tooth or a tooth broken to the gumline. Sometimes, teeth need extraction to make room for your other teeth.
We conduct tooth extractions in our comfortable dental office. Before the tooth extraction begins, we provide a local anesthetic around the tooth to minimize discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, we may suggest an oral sedative or moderate to deep sedation (IV sedation) to ease anxiety.
Once you’re ready, we place a special tool on your tooth, gently rock your tooth back and forth to loosen it from its position, and pull the tooth.
If you have an impacted tooth, we may need to cut away some of the gum to get full access to the tooth prior to extraction. For a more difficult tooth, we may need to remove it in pieces.
After tooth extraction, we may place stitches to close the open area.
It may take you a few days to recover from your tooth extraction. Before you leave the office, we provide specific instructions on what you need to do to take care of your wound, which may include rest, diet modification, not drinking from straws, and avoiding the area when brushing or flossing.
You may experience pain and swelling following a tooth extraction, but these side effects should resolve within a few days to a week. Once you heal, we can talk to you about your tooth replacement options, which may include the placement of dental implants to restore your smile and your oral health.
Let PermaDent Dental Implant Center provide the compassionate care you need. Call us today!