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Tooth Extraction | Burbank, CA

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction | Burbank, CA

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Tooth Extraction


Explore the essential aspects of tooth extraction:

✓ Preservation Efforts: Dentists prioritize the preservation of natural tooth structure, but certain circumstances necessitate extraction.

Teeth may require extraction under the following conditions:

✓ Extensive Tooth Damage: When tooth decay has caused substantial damage and cavity formation.

✓ Oral Infections: In cases of gum infection accompanied by indicators of oral diseases such as periodontitis and caries.

✓ Irreparable Fractures: When a tooth is fractured beyond the possibility of restoration.

✓ Unhealthy Impacted Wisdom Teeth: In situations where impacted wisdom teeth pose health concerns.

✓ Preference for Dental Prosthetics: When patients opt for dental implants featuring artificial tooth replacements, bridges, crowns, or dentures as a healthier alternative.

What is Tooth Extraction?

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

✓ Indications for Extraction: Tooth extraction becomes necessary when teeth are decayed, infected, or fractured, leading to varying degrees of oral and facial discomfort. Persistent toothache can prompt patients to consider tooth extraction.

✓ Consultation and Preparations: Prior to dental extraction, our consultants may conduct tests and investigations, including X-rays. They will schedule your tooth extraction, explain the procedure, address your questions, and offer anxiety-relief options.

✓ Anesthesia and Procedure: Dental removal is performed under local anesthesia, with alternatives for anxiety. The extraction takes about 20-40 minutes.

✓ Painless Process: Your dentist numbs the area with local anesthesia.

✓ Gentle Extraction: Specialized instruments are used to gently remove the tooth. You may feel pressure but no pain. Bleeding is controlled with a dressing pack if needed.

✓ Possible Complexities: In some cases, incisions, drilling, or separation from the bone may be necessary, extending the procedure. Our experienced dentists handle all types of dental extraction.

Who may benefit from Dental Extraction?

Recovery after extraction surgery typically allows patients to return home on the same day. To ensure a smooth healing process, it’s crucial to maintain proper wound care and hygiene. Here are some important post-extraction guidelines:

• Keep the wound clean to prevent infection.
Avoid using mouthwashes or rinses, and steer clear of hot foods and drinks for at least 24 hours.
• Refrain from poking, prodding, or brushing the wound for the first 1 to 2 days.
• Afterward, gently rinse your mouth with warm, salty water four times a day for the next two days.
• Minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising by avoiding heavy lifting, exercise, alcohol consumption, and hot baths for one week.
• Opt for soft foods until you can comfortably chew with your other teeth.
• Consider taking over-the-counter pain relievers, applying ice packs to reduce jaw swelling, and elevating your head with an extra pillow to aid excess fluid drainage during sleep.

Who may benefit from Dental Extraction?

Recovery after extraction surgery typically allows patients to return home on the same day. To ensure a smooth healing process, it’s crucial to maintain proper wound care and hygiene. Here are some important post-extraction guidelines:

• Keep the wound clean to prevent infection.
Avoid using mouthwashes or rinses, and steer clear of hot foods and drinks for at least 24 hours.
• Refrain from poking, prodding, or brushing the wound for the first 1 to 2 days.
• Afterward, gently rinse your mouth with warm, salty water four times a day for the next two days.
• Minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising by avoiding heavy lifting, exercise, alcohol consumption, and hot baths for one week.
• Opt for soft foods until you can comfortably chew with your other teeth.
• Consider taking over-the-counter pain relievers, applying ice packs to reduce jaw swelling, and elevating your head with an extra pillow to aid excess fluid drainage during sleep.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Your dentist may recommend extraction in the following situations:

✓ When a tooth is irreparably damaged or severely decayed.
✓ If a tooth is positioned incorrectly.
✓ In cases of overcrowding in the mouth.

Dental extraction is typically performed for the following reasons:

✓ Severe tooth decay
✓ Gum disease
✓ Tooth trauma
✓ Dental abscess
✓ Unsuccessful root canal treatment
✓ Severe toothache
✓ Orthodontic treatment
✓ Crowded teeth
✓ Impacted wisdom teeth

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

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