Tooth Extractions at Cunning Dental Group
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About Cunning Dental Group
Restoring smiles with a gentle touch
Cunning Dental Group is the premier choice among California dental practices. With a skillful team of dental specialists including oral surgeons, periodontists, and endodontists, they can handle all your dental concerns. When an accident arises in which you need immediate tooth restoration, tooth extraction, or advanced cosmetic dentistry treatment, our experienced staff is here for you.
With dental emergencies, optimum patient comfort is our primary concern. If you have fear of the dentist anxiety, our dentists are licensed to practice sedation dentistry in California. We guarantee that you and your teeth are in expert hands.
Did you know?
Cunning Dental Group offers IV Sedation for patients that want sleep dentistry.
An extraction is the careful removal of a tooth from its socket or dental alveolus.Here at Cunning Dental Group, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth before extracting a tooth. Although preserving your natural tooth is always the best option, if it cannot be avoided, our promise is to make the extraction procedure as painless as possible.
Simple Dental Extractions
Simple extractions involve the pulling of teeth that are visible in the mouth. In order to reduce or eliminate any pain associated with this procedure, our general dentists use a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Surgical Dental Extractions
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that are impacted or not easily accessible inside the mouth — a common occurrence with wisdom teeth. Cunning Dental Group carries out this procedure when a tooth does not fully erupt or when a tooth breaks beneath the gumline. Previous root canal teeth usually require surgical extractions as well.
Three definitive signs imply the need for tooth extractions or a wisdom tooth removal:
There are several treatment options available for a decaying tooth, but sometimes the decay is so extensive that it becomes unsalvageable. A severely broken or cracked tooth is often considered damaged, and we may opt to extract it.
Failure to address a decaying tooth can cause the infection to reach your tooth’s pulp. Root canal therapy can usually treat the infection, but we may suggest extracting the tooth if the damage is severe and root canal treatments cannot resolve the problem.
Impaction or Overcrowding
Impacted teeth are those that grow or shift into the wrong position, which renders them useless. Overcrowding is when your teeth are too large to fit within the mouth properly. We may remove these teeth in preparation for braces or to improve your smile.
The common types of impaction we see at Cunning Dental Group are:
Vertical impaction has a high chance of erupting and fitting comfortably into the mouth without problems. However, when a tooth begins putting pressure on molars or the bones at the back of the mouth, extraction becomes necessary.
The most common type of wisdom tooth impaction, mesial impaction, occurs when the topmost surface of a tooth is angled toward the front of the mouth, pushing on the molar next to it. The angle of the impacted tooth determines the need for extraction.
Distal impaction is the exact opposite of a mesial impaction. In this least common case, the topmost surface of a tooth faces the back of the mouth. The need to pull out a distal impacted tooth depends on the degree of its angle.
A horizontally impacted wisdom tooth can be the worst to experience. The tooth lies completely sideways and away from the gumline’s surface, painfully pushing into the molar in front of it. Surgical extraction is often essential to alleviate pain.
Our dental extraction process involves five quick and painless steps:
Step 1: Injecting anesthetic to numb the tooth, gum, and bone tissue
Step 2: Removing the tooth using extraction forceps and elevators
Step 3: Gauzing or stitching the open space created by the extracted tooth
Step 4: You biting firmly yet gently on a gauze pad to control bleeding
Step 5: Reducing any post-operative swelling with cold compress methods
What is Involved in Aftercare?
Follow these tooth removal aftercare tips for a more effective and faster healing process: