Why Choose Tooth Extractions at UNO DENTAL San Francisco?
Tooth extractions can be recommended in certain cases. These can include:
- Decay or infection that is too deep for treatment
- Injury or trauma
- Tooth crowding
- Baby teeth that don’t fall out
- Insufficient room for future tooth shifting
Many people have their wisdom teeth extracted as a regular part of their lifetime dental care. However, other teeth may need to be extracted based on Dr. Kandar’s restorative treatment plan. Extractions can sometimes be a necessary step in other restorative treatments like implants, bridges, or dentures.
When looking at your options for extractions, your comfort matters. Extractions don’t have to be scary or uncomfortable, so we create a relaxed and pampering environment focused on you and your experience. During your appointment with Dr. Kandar, we’ll take time to thoroughly discuss your goals and potential outcomes for extractions so you know exactly what to expect.
What Can I Expect During Tooth Extraction Treatment?
Your restorative process will begin by talking with Dr. Kandar about your ideal outcomes and taking some x-rays of the tooth and underlying structures. This helps us take the right approach during extraction. In some cases, simple tooth extractions can be performed by a dentist with local anesthesia. In other cases, surgical extractions need to be performed by an oral surgeon using sedation. Dr. Kandar can determine which option is right for you.
For a simple extraction, you’ll be given a local anesthetic. Once you’re comfortable, the tooth will be gently loosened and separated from the surrounding gum tissue using specialized tools before being pulled out. During a surgical extraction, an incision is made in the gum to remove the underlying tooth. In either case, the gums are then manipulated to protect the underlying bone for recovery.
How Can I Get the Best Results from My Tooth Extraction Treatment?
Aftercare is key when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy after an extraction. Our team will give you detailed instructions to follow that include keeping the area clean and free of infection using special mouth rinses and avoiding certain foods. You’ll experience some discomfort after your procedure, but Dr. Kandar will make sure you understand which medications to take and in what amounts. You should make sure to ice the area regularly to keep swelling down and avoid any strenuous activity. Generally, you’ll feel back to normal within a week or two. Our team will be available throughout to make sure you’re comfortable and confident in your recovery and your restorative treatment options going forward.
Schedule an Appointment
It’s normal to feel anxious about a tooth extraction, but your dentist can make all the difference. To meet with our team and learn more about your options, we invite you to contact our luxurious San Francisco office by calling or filling out our online form.