Tooth Extraction in Antioch California
Our main goal is to preserve your natural tooth and keep them healthy. There are some reasons where we have to go for extraction
- Severe tooth decay reached deeply
- When the tooth is broken or cracked
- Dental abscess on the gums or around the teeth
- When there is no enough space for all the teeth in your mouth then you may require space to align the teeth
- When the tooth is impacted i.e., It mainly happens to wisdom tooth. When the wisdom tooth does not emerge completely and gets stuck it causes damage to the adjacent tooth
The tooth extraction procedure
During your dental visit to remove the tooth, our dentist at Antioch CA will review your medical and dental history. X-ray is taken to check the length, shape, and position of the tooth and surrounding bone to remove the tooth. To know the pulling of teeth is either simple or surgical.
In simple tooth extraction procedure involves removal of a badly damaged or decayed tooth or removing teeth before getting braces. The area surrounding the tooth to be removed is numbed using general anesthesia. The tooth is loosened with the help of a tool called an elevator and then extracted with dental forceps. Once the tooth is removed, some time we may chose to close the area with a stitch or Over the counter medication is provided for pain management after the procedure.
Surgical tooth extraction - Oral surgeon performs the surgical extraction when the tooth is not fully erupted or the tooth is broken off the gum line. Once the tooth is removed you'll feel some pressure in your mouth and then you will get relaxed. If you do feel any discomfort please contact our dental office in Antioch CA to get relieved. People from surrounding communities including Pittsburg, Brentwood, Discovery Bay can come and get tooth extraction done.
Aftercare for tooth removal
After the tooth is removed your gum may bleed for a few minutes. The dentist will give you a piece of padding to bite on to stop bleeding. Dr. Shirani will advise you how to look after the teeth and gum at homes such as pain killers, antibacterial mouthwash and some antibiotics to reduce the pain.
To ensure recovery smoothly
- Use the ice pack to your cheek after the procedure it helps to reduce swelling
- Do not use the straw for the first 24 hours
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol for 24 hours
- After the procedure use the soft food
- Brush and floss regularly as you do