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Adult teeth are also known as “permanent teeth”, but despite the name, not all teeth are meant to stay in place forever. A dental extraction is a common procedure that removes teeth due to overcrowding, trauma, or disease.
The experts at Vacaville Dental Professionals provide tooth extraction services to patients whose oral health can benefit from the removal of one or more teeth. Today’s advanced tools and techniques make extraction a simple and comfortable procedure, so don’t hesitate to call if you are concerned about a tooth or its impact on your oral health.
Extracting Your Wisdom Teeth
There are many reasons that your dentist in Vacaville might recommend a tooth extraction, and you may or may not be aware of the problem at all!
Wisdom tooth extraction is a very common procedure that removes the four permanent teeth located in the far back corners of the mouth. Most people do not have enough room left in their mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth. In addition, wisdom teeth can become impacted or misaligned if extraction does not occur.
Your extraction dentist will look for signs of wisdom tooth crowding during your regular six month appointments, and you can watch for the following symptoms:
- Previously straight teeth are becoming unaligned
- Pain and discomfort in the back of the mouth
- Infection and cysts
Dental Extraction Due to Decay and Injury
It is also possible that excessive decay, infection, or injury has harmed your tooth beyond the point of repair. A root canal can often be used to save a decaying or injured tooth, but extraction becomes necessary after the tooth becomes too severely damaged.
Decay makes not just your mouth but your entire body vulnerable to disease. It’s important to call your Vacaville dental office for an extraction if you experience the following symptoms:
- Severe tooth pain
- Pain that worsens with pressure and chewing
- Jaw pain or stiffness
- Swollen gums around the tooth
- Gum disease
Your Tooth Extraction: What to Expect
Many people assume that dental extractions are scary and painful, but the truth is that you won’t feel a thing! Dr.Tapaltsyan, Dr. O’Brien, and Dr. Rodriguez offer different forms of dental anesthesia to make sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, and free from pain during your extraction procedure.
You can expect to ice your cheek in the day following your extraction. Your dentist will also place gauze pads over the affected areas and provide pain relief medication if needed. Take it easy for the first few days and eat soft foods to help your gum tissue heal.
Your Tooth Replacement Options After Tooth Removal
It’s important to replace teeth that cause pain and threaten the integrity of your other teeth and gums, but leaving any a tooth socket empty creates problems of its own. Make sure you discuss your tooth replacement options with your extraction dentist.
We specialize in tooth replacement procedures like implants, dentures, bridges, and other effective dental solutions. Replacing your extracted tooth protects surrounding teeth from moving out of place, provides stimulation to your jawbone, and enhances the appearance of your smile.
Schedule Your Extraction
If you are suffering from the pain and discomfort associated with overcrowding or tooth decay, call (707) 448-6252 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dental professionals in Vacaville, California. We provide compassionate, attentive, and patient-first care in order to protect and preserve your oral health for years to come.