Tooth Extraction Yucaipa
Our Office Tooth Extractions
At Shodhan Dentistry, our goal is always tooth preservation. We focus on saving your teeth. However, there will be times when your tooth will need extracting. Luckily, technology, technique, and pain management have progressed tremendously over the years. This progress in dental care enables us to provide comfortable and quick tooth extraction in the office.
Why It’s Important To Save Your Teeth
Avoiding tooth extractions is significant to your jawbone health. Your jawbone needs constant stimulation from nearby teeth to maintain a good structure. Jawbone loss will occur in areas that have missing teeth due to lack of stimulation. Having a healthy jawbone is essential for a strong foundation for your teeth and oral health.
When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
Many reasons can lead a dentist to recommend extracting your teeth. Some common reasons are:
- Trauma & Accidents – these incidents can lead to severe fractures.
- Severe Tooth Decay – this will lead to severe infections that risk spreading if the tooth isn’t pulled out.
- Wisdom Teeth Impaction – sometimes, the wisdom teeth can grow in awkward directions. This irregular growth pattern can impact neighboring teeth. They are resulting in many issues such as infection, cysts, and misaligned teeth.
- Future orthodontic treatments – your dentist might need to prep your teeth for orthodontic care.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Every young adult will have their Wisdom teeth grow out. Some patients growing their teeth sooner than others. When that time comes, Shodhan Dentistry will be able to help with removal if needed.
What Are The Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that grow in the back of your jaw, at the top and bottom. Many people get them during their teen years, while others in their early to late twenties. Since these third molars appear later in life, they’re coined the name wisdom teeth. Supposedly when one has gained more experience and wisdom in life.
Do I Need A Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
The main reason wisdom teeth need extracting is when they aren’t growing correctly. How do I know if they’re growing correctly or not? These are the telling signs your wisdom teeth have abnormal growth:
- Pain and stiffness in the jaw
- Pain and tenderness at the site of tooth growth
- Noticeable swelling in the gums
- X-rays hinting that growth is in the wrong direction
Is There A Lot Of Pain With Extracting Wisdom Teeth?
You will be pleasantly surprised by how little to no pain you’ll feel with the extraction. There have been many advancements in dental pain management. So now, many treatments like tooth extraction can be pain-free.
What’s Involved In The Procedure?
Patients are often surprised by how fast and easy their wisdom tooth extraction is. First, the dentist will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Next is the actual extracting part. If the teeth are growing above the gum line, a simple extraction is done with tools. If they’re impacting below the gums, then the dentist will make a small incision. When the tooth is exposed, the dentist will then perform the extraction. If the removal is complicated, we will refer you out to an oral surgeon.
What Happens After a Tooth Extraction?
Following the procedure, our team will monitor you. We will keep tabs on any bleeding and help ensure the gauze slows it down ultimately. At this point, the team will give you aftercare instructions. The instructions will include such things as ok foods to eat and icing instructions. If pain meds were prescribed, you would receive instructions for usage as well.
How Long Is The Recovery Time?
Specific recovery times will depend on each individual. For most patients, the first 48 hours can be worse. This period is when you can experience the most bleeding, swelling, and associated discomfort. After this, almost all patients should expect a full recovery within a week or two.
If you’re experience symptoms of improper growing wisdom teeth, don’t hesitate to call. At Shodhan Dentistry, our trusted and reliable dentists can help you get fast relief. With our cozy office amenities and top-rated dentists, your experience will be nothing but stellar. Our Yucaipa dental office accepts many PPO insurances. We have many appointments in the early mornings, evenings, and even Saturdays. Let us get you out of pain today and put that smile back on your face soon.