If you are experiencing pain from a decayed or damaged tooth, you may need to undergo a tooth extraction. At Moonlight Beach Dental, we understand that having a tooth extracted can be a traumatizing experience, so we provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for our patients. Our dentists will always put your comfort and safety first.
Contact us today to learn more about our tooth extraction services in Encinitas, CA.
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First, Dr. Nicole Vane will examine the affected tooth and nearby gums and take dental x-rays to determine the extent of the damage. This will help establish whether an extraction is necessary. It is important to tell your dentist about any medications you are taking. Then you and your dentist will discuss the best available treatment and sedation options.
During a tooth extraction, your dentist will first administer a local anesthetic to reduce the chances of feeling any pain or discomfort. Our dentists will use specialized instruments and tools to loosen the tooth from its socket.
The dentist may need to make a small incision through the gum to remove the tooth if it is impacted. After the tooth is extracted, the dentist will clean and disinfect the socket to prevent bleeding or infection.
Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Vane will place a piece of gauze across the affected area to slow bleeding. She will then provide instructions on maintaining proper hygiene and diet.
If a tooth is seriously damaged, decayed, or is causing severe pain, pulling it out may be the best option to alleviate pain.
Tooth decay or damage can cause infections that can spread to other parts of the body. Pulling the tool can help prevent the spread of any infections.
Pulling a tooth that is severely damaged can help improve the appearance of your smile.
If you have overcrowded teeth, pulling may be necessary to reduce the number of teeth in your mouth.
Our priority is to keep you informed, every step of the way. Here are a few questions that our patients frequently ask.
Right after the procedure, you may experience swelling, minor swelling, and bruising. You may also experience some discomfort after tooth extraction. This is normal and should disappear after a few days.
Every tooth extraction procedure is different, and the time it takes will depend on the complexity of the extraction. However, the process will take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour.
The tooth extraction healing process can take a few weeks to several weeks, based on the scope of the extraction and your overall health.
The thought of tooth extraction can be nerve-racking. But sometimes, it could be the only way to alleviate pain and eliminate infection to restore your health and smile. If you are experiencing severe pain that won’t go away, call us at (760) 632-0320 to schedule a consultation and see how Dr. Vane can help.