There are a few reasons that you may need a tooth extraction. For example, teeth which have been damaged by oral trauma and are cracked or damaged beyond repair may need to be extracted.
Tooth decay and infection is another common reason that teeth may need to be extracted. If you do not get treatment for an infected tooth, we may not be able to save it with a root canal. Signs that your tooth may be infected include a serious toothache, discoloration of the tooth, and pain and inflammation around the affected tooth.
Untreated gum disease may also damage your teeth, and require one or more of your teeth to be extracted. If your teeth are loose or shifting in your mouth, they may need to be extracted and replaced.
Finally, tooth extraction may be required for wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth grow in between the ages of 17-25, and often do not erupt properly. This is called “impaction.” If the wisdom teeth don’t fully erupt, they usually must be extracted. This is because impacted wisdom teeth can cause issues like oral pain, swelling, and a high risk of infection.
Wisdom teeth extractions are the most common reason that you may need a tooth extraction in Sorrento Valley. When the wisdom teeth don't erupt properly, they can damage the surrounding teeth and lead to a higher risk of oral infections, so they are typically extracted.
In addition to this, tooth extractions are sometimes needed to remove teeth that have been seriously cracked or broken due to oral trauma. In some cases, treatments like root canal therapy and dental crowns may not be enough to save these teeth, and they may need to be pulled.
Chronic dental health issues like severe decay and tooth infections or untreated periodontal disease may sometimes also cause permanent damage to teeth, and require them to be removed to avoid further complications.
Finally, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary to prepare for other dental procedures, such as the placement of a dental implant or the fitting of a set of full-arch implants. In these cases, the tooth must be pulled to accommodate the new dental prosthesis properly.
If you think that you may need one or more of your teeth to be extracted, we recommend contacting Origin Dental for an appointment with Dr. Victor Tran. Dr. Tran can examine your mouth, discuss your options for treatment, and help you decide if an extraction is the right option.
The tooth extraction process at Origin Dental is quick and easy and takes only about 5 minutes per tooth. To begin the procedure, Dr. Victor Tran will clean your teeth and numb your mouth. You can also be sedated if you wish.
Once your mouth is numb, Dr. Tran will use a special tool called a “dental elevator” to loosen the tooth in the socket. Once it’s sufficiently loose, he will grab the tooth by the root with dental forceps, and pull it out of the socket. Next, he will clean the area and suture it shut. This process will be repeated for any additional teeth which require extraction.
No. When your tooth is extracted by Dr. Tran, your mouth will be completely numb, so you will not feel anything. We even offer oral conscious sedation in Sorrento Valley. With this method of sedation, you can relax throughout your appointment, and you may even fall asleep and forget most of what happens during the procedure.
However, you will experience some discomfort and pain after your treatment is complete. Your extraction site will be very tender after your numbing and sedation wear off. Dr. Victor Tran will provide you with a set of instructions to follow in order to minimize pain and speed up your recovery.
It usually takes about two weeks to fully recover from the extraction process. You may feel some pain and discomfort for the first few days after your treatment, and this may last for up to a week.
To recover properly, you must follow Dr. Tran’s instructions. He will provide you with a comprehensive set of post-operative instructions, which you must follow to keep your mouth healthy and prevent complications during recovery.
Yes, unless it’s a wisdom tooth.. If you are having a tooth extracted, you will want to have it replaced as soon as possible with a treatment like a dental implant, a dental bridge, or a partial denture. After your tooth is extracted at Origin Dental, Dr. Tran can discuss your options for tooth replacement, and help you choose the option that’s right for your needs and your budget.
Replacing your tooth helps ensure that the remaining teeth don't shift or move, which could negatively affect your bite. You will also be able to restore your appearance and self-confidence, and replacing your missing tooth helps you speak more clearly and eat your favorite foods without any issues.