Tooth Extraction in South Gate, CA
If you have a severely damaged tooth, it could be seriously affecting your oral and overall health. Dentists do everything they can to save the natural tooth, but, in some cases, despite a dentist’s best efforts, there is nothing that can be done to save a tooth, and extraction is necessary. We proudly offer simple, surgical, and wisdom tooth extractions in our South Gate office.
Types of Dental Extractions
The two main types of dental extractions are simple extraction and surgical extraction.
Simple extractions are easy procedures. This type of extraction is done on teeth that are clearly visible and not hiding beneath the gums. There is not much recovery time needed for this type of extraction.
Surgical tooth extraction might be the best option if a tooth is not visible in the mouth and the gum tissue covers the teeth. The tooth may have broken, and only the root is left. Or, like wisdom teeth removal, the tooth may not have erupted yet. Whatever the case, surgical tooth extraction will be the best removal option. Usually, a specialist known as an oral surgeon will do this surgery.
When Tooth Extraction Becomes Necessary
Tooth extraction is generally a last resort. Your dentist wants to do everything they can to help preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. In some instances, however, extraction is unavoidable, such as:
- Severe tooth decay
- Damaged tooth
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Orthodontic related extraction
- Wisdom tooth malposition
While these are just some of the circumstances that may warrant tooth extraction, there are many other instances in which tooth extraction may be necessary. If you find yourself in one of these situations, your South Gate, CA dentist can safely remove the affected tooth and provide further treatment options for restoration. If necessary, they will also perform a bone graft at the same time.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare Information
Following your tooth extraction and bone graft, you’ll want to take extra care to keep the site clean to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible. Some of our top post-op tips include:
- Gently and regularly rinsing with salt water.
- Take any prescribed medication.
- Eat soft foods at first and avoid chewing near the site for the first few days.
- Avoid using straws for the first 24 hours.
Your dentist will provide you with more individualized instructions prior to the procedure. It’s vital to be especially diligent about maintaining good oral hygiene in the days following the operation.
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Benefits of Tooth Extraction
- Prevent and end the spread of tooth decay and infection
- Relieve you from pain
- Help with overcrowding issues
- Saving the rest of your teeth
- Improving Oral Health
What are the Options for Replacing an Extracted Tooth?
Fortunately, there are several effective options for replacing missing teeth. You can replace your teeth with dental implants, bridges, or dentures. However, for wisdom teeth extraction, no replacement is necessary. Our team of experts will help you, and we’ll recommend the best option based on your dental needs!
Why Bone Grafts?
Bone grafts are sometimes recommended in conjunction with tooth extractions, particularly when dental implants are the final goal. For patients who have suffered deterioration in jawbone strength and mass, bone grafts can help reinforce the site.
One positive side of undergoing tooth extraction and bone grafts at the same time is that the site will already be accessible to your dentist, so it won’t require any additional discomfort on your part. If dental implants are to be placed, the affected area will need to heal for several months before implant placement can occur.
Tooth Extractions in South Gate, CA
For all of your dental needs, including tooth extractions, don’t hesitate to contact Reza Dental Care in South Gate, CA. Our practice is fully equipped to serve you in one convenient location. Because we do all of our bone grafts in house, you won’t have to worry about constantly being sent to different specialists. Contact us today to learn more about our dental services!
Schedule your tooth extraction in South Gate today by calling 323-457-8787. We look forward to taking care of all your oral health.
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