While you typically do not want to lose a tooth as an adult, there are some situations where tooth extractions are the best treatments. Our dental team at New Leaf Rohnert Park can assess your mouth health to confirm whether you need a tooth extraction. From there, we will take care of the extraction and any other dental work required.
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Why choose us for Rohnert Park tooth extractions
Losing a tooth as a child meant a visit from the tooth fairy, but the excitement is lost when you are an adult facing the loss of a tooth. At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand that tooth loss as an adult can be difficult to deal with, but in many cases, it is necessary to improve your overall oral health. In some situations, oral surgery may be required to address the issue.
The main focus of our caring and professional dental team is to do everything we can to save a tooth. When that is not possible, our dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan that works best for you, your schedule, and your budget. We will be by your side, explaining every step of the extraction process. We will also work with you to determine the best tooth replacement option that will give you back your bite and a beautiful, healthy smile.
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Benefits of Tooth Extractions
Don’t Suffer From Pain, Overcrowded Mouth, or Other Problems
If your mouth is overcrowded, new teeth may not have space to come in. Or you may have a less-than-perfect smile. The first can lead to pain and other dental issues, while the latter may make you not want to smile.
Leaving an infected tooth in your mouth can put your other teeth at risk if the infection spreads. Or maybe you are just dealing with a loose tooth. A loose tooth can cause challenges when eating, and even our dentists may not be able to save them.
Impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth, come with their own issues. Impacted teeth can damage others as they are growing in the wrong direction.
Restore Your Mouth’s Functionality and Prevent Future Damage
Tooth extraction is frequently the first step on the way to your mouth’s recovery. In the case of impacted teeth, you do not need to worry about the tooth damaging its neighbors anymore.
In the case of an overcrowded mouth, tooth extractions in Rohnert Park can prepare your mouth for orthodontics. This will get your teeth aligned for a beautiful smile and ease of chewing.
Extracting a tooth can also give you peace of mind. This is particularly true in the case of infected teeth that didn’t heal with other treatments. You will rest assured that you only lost a single tooth instead of dealing with a spreading infection.
Our Guarantee to Excellence
At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we always promise to put your oral health first. We always evaluate treatment options before suggesting tooth extraction. We will only suggest tooth extraction if it is the best solution for you. We guarantee to do everything within our power to provide the necessary treatment before, during, and after your tooth extraction. We will give you recovery instructions and monitor your mouth’s recovery. We will do our best to ensure your mouth is healthier and more pain-free than it was before you visited us.
Call us or fill out the form to request an appointment. Our dentists will evaluate your mouth to confirm whether tooth extraction is necessary and get you on the path to healing.
Why would I need a tooth extraction?
You might need a tooth extraction for several reasons, including:
- Severe tooth decay or infection that can’t be treated with a filling, crown, or root canal.
- An impacted tooth, such as a wisdom tooth that doesn’t have enough space to grow properly.
- A broken or damaged tooth that can’t be repaired.
- Overcrowding, in which case some teeth may be removed to create space for orthodontic treatment.
- A tooth that is loose due to gum disease and can’t be saved.
How is a tooth extraction performed?
A surgical extraction is necessary if the tooth is impacted, broken, or has not fully erupted. In this case, your dentist or oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gum to access the tooth. They may need to remove some bone or cut the tooth into smaller pieces to extract it more easily. Surgical extractions are usually performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your comfort level.
What to expect during an extraction?
During tooth extractions, we provide a local anesthetic. Sometimes, we may suggest a light sedative and/or laughing gas to help make the procedure more comfortable. Then, we gently apply pressure around the tooth which loosens it for removal. We may place some self-dissolving stitches if needed.
What should I expect after a tooth extraction?
After a tooth extraction, you can expect some bleeding, swelling, and discomfort for a few days. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with instructions for at-home care, which may include:
- Applying ice packs to reduce swelling.
- Taking prescribed pain medications and antibiotics as directed.
- Avoiding smoking and drinking through a straw, as these can dislodge the blood clot and delay healing.
- Eating soft foods and gradually introducing solid foods as you heal.
- Gently rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater after 24 hours to help keep the area clean.