Tooth Extraction West Covina CA

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction in West Covina

If you have a severely damaged, decayed, or painful tooth, it may be time to consider coming in for a visit. A tooth extraction may be the best option to reduce your pain and preserve your oral health.

At Dentist of West Covina, we understand that the idea of tooth extraction may be stressful, but our staff is caring and uses the latest technology to ensure your comfort, oral health, and safety come first.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is the dental procedure where a damaged or decayed tooth is gently and carefully removed from the socket fully. Removal of your tooth can provide pain relief and may help prevent infection from spreading from one damaged tooth to another.

Tooth extraction may also be the first step in improving your overall oral health and making that smile look brighter and healthier.

Who Needs A Tooth Extraction?

There are several reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted.

Disease Or Trauma

In both cases of disease and trauma to a tooth, the damaged tooth may be beyond treatments like root canals or full crowns. If this is the case, removing the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant will result in a healthier mouth and better looking smile.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth

If you have a wisdom tooth that's become impacted, early removal of that tooth will reduce pain and prevent damage that can be caused to other teeth. Extraction is the best way to treat a wisdom tooth in this situation.

Orthodontic Treatment

If you have too many teeth in your mouth, causing overcrowdedness, your dentist may prescribe tooth extraction to help your jaw and teeth align properly in your mouth.

Left Behind Baby Teeth

Sometimes, baby teeth remain in the mouth, causing problems for the incoming permanent teeth. Removing a baby tooth in this case is the most effective way to help prevent orthodontic treatment later on.

Tooth Extraction in West Covina CA
 Tooth Extraction West Covina CA

Why Should I Consider A Tooth Extraction?

There are a number of things that tooth extraction can effectively treat, along with a number of ways it can improve your overall oral health.

Can Tooth Extraction Relieve Pain?

When an infected, damaged, or decayed tooth is beyond repair, a tooth extraction can stop pain and discomfort immediately.

Do Tooth Extractions Get Rid of Infections?

If a tooth is badly infected, removing that tooth may be your best option. Not only does the extraction relieve pain, but it gets rid of infection in the mouth. This improves your health and helps to prevent the infection from spreading to adjacent teeth.

Are Tooth Extractions Painful?

Sedation is usually administered during a tooth extraction to help patients remain relaxed and comfortable. Because of this, and the fact that many teeth requiring extraction have dead nerves, teeth extraction is usually not painful.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Tooth Extraction?

Once you've had a tooth removed, it will generally take 48 to 72 hours for your jaw and mouth discomfort to subside. Normal eating and drinking can commence at this time. It will, however, take about three to four weeks for the soft tissue of the gums to heal fully.

What Is The Cost For Tooth Extraction?

The cost of tooth extraction varies widely, depending on a number of factors. Simple extractions will cost much less than impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, or teeth in complicated positions.

We will discuss your situation with you and determine the best plan of action for your oral health care and financial needs.

Tooth Extractions West Covina CA

What Is the Process for Tooth Extraction?

When you come into our office for your consultation, you will receive an x-ray and examination to determine your unique oral health care needs. If it is determined that you have a tooth that does, indeed, need extraction, we will create a personalized plan for the extraction, based on your needs.

When it is time to remove the tooth, we will carefully administer the appropriate sedation method, then gently extract your tooth. Once the tooth has been extracted, we will seal the area with self-dissolving sutures, then apply gauze to stop and prevent any residual bleeding. Once we have completed the extraction process, we will give you specific care instructions to ensure your mouth stays healthy while you recover.

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