Teeth Extractions in Valencia, CA
At Shawn Javid, DDS., we always consider all other options before deciding to extract our patients’ teeth because we understand that natural teeth look and functions much better than any replacement teeth. But sometimes extracting a tooth is unavoidable, especially in the case of wisdom teeth.
Possible Reasons for Teeth Extraction
There are a variety of possible reasons we may recommend an extraction. If the damage to a tooth is too severe, if the tooth is harming other teeth, or if overcrowding is an issue, then an extraction may be the only solution.
The Extraction Process
Before the actual procedure, we will take an X-ray to help our dentists determine the best way to extract the tooth.
Once that’s done, our dentists will work with you to determine the best type of anesthesia for your procedure. Many of our patients only need local anesthesia which will numb the area where the tooth will be extracted so that you won’t feel any pain.
We will then determine the most appropriate method to remove the tooth. In most cases, we just use a special tool to securely grip on the tooth. We’ll wiggle the tooth so that it gradually loosens, and then we’ll lift it from the gum line when it’s loose enough.
For an impacted tooth, the procedure becomes a little bit complicated because the tooth hasn’t emerged from the gum line completely. This makes it harder to get a good grip on the tooth. In this instance, we will have to cut into the gums to expose the tooth. We may even have to break up the tooth into smaller pieces first before we can remove it.
Once the tooth has been removed, we will put gauze over the extraction site. This will control the bleeding and encourage the formation of a clot. If there is a cut in your gums, we will use sutures to close the incisions. Before you leave our office, we will also give you tips and advice so that your recovery will be quick and free from complications.
If you need a tooth extracted, contact the experienced team at Shawn Javid, DDS.
Dr. Shawn JavidDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Shawn completed his undergraduate studies at California State University Northridge (CSUN) where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biological sciences.