Tooth Extractions in Dublin CA

Why would you need your teeth removed?

There are many reasons that Dr. Samra may recommend a tooth extraction. Although many patients may be hesitant about losing a tooth, there are many reasons that tooth extractions can help improve a patient's oral health. Below are a few reasons why a tooth extraction in Dublin, California, may be recommended for you.

  • Tooth Decay
    Dental decay can lead to tooth extractions if the decay is too severe to save the tooth. A severely decayed tooth may mean that a patient may have dental decay extending from the crown of their tooth to the root. Sometimes, the best solution is a tooth extraction to remove the decay and prevent it from spreading.
  • Overcrowding
    If there are too many teeth in one area and your jaw is too small to support spreading out the teeth with orthotics, Dr. Samra may recommend a tooth extraction. Another reason that Dr. Samra may recommend a tooth extraction if the tooth cannot erupt is that there is not enough space in your mouth.
  • Wisdom Teeth
    Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are commonly extracted teeth. They often do not erupt properly or cause pain making them ideal candidates for a tooth extraction.
  • After an accident
    After a serious accident, your teeth may have been seriously affected. While your dentist will try their best to preserve your teeth, tooth extractions may be the best option.
  • To resolve an impacted tooth
    When your wisdom teeth grow through (if they do), they may impact other teeth or your jaw which can cause severe pain. Your dentist will remove your wisdom tooth (teeth) if this is the cause of your pain.

What Happens Before a Tooth Extraction?

Before the tooth extraction, Dr. Samra will want a good understanding of the tooth. He will gain information about the tooth through a dental exam and x-rays. Then he will create a plan of the ideal removal technique for the tooth extraction.

What Happens During a Tooth Extraction?

There are two main types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. Dr. Samra will let you know the type of tooth extraction that you will receive. To prepare you for your tooth extraction, Dr. Samra will make sure you are comfortable. He will give you a sedative if you have anxiety about the procedure. Then, he will numb the area with a local anesthetic. To remove the tooth, Dr. Samra will grab the tooth with forceps and extract it. Dr. Samra will place dissolvable stitches if needed. Then the procedure is over.

What Happens After a Tooth Extraction?

You may feel discomfort for a little while after the tooth extraction. Dr. Samra may prescribe medication to reduce pain or recommend over-the-counter pain medication. The Sharma Dental Center team recommends that you rest for 24 hours after the tooth extraction. Place ice on the tooth extraction to reduce swelling and pain. For eating and drinking, eat soft foods and do not drink out of a straw. Drinking out of a straw can dislodge the blood clot causing a dry socket.

Call Sharma Dental Center For Tooth Extraction Complications

Although unlikely, you may need to call Sharma Dental Center after the tooth extraction if you do not feel well. Concerning symptoms that warrant a call to Sharma Dental Center after a tooth extraction include nausea or vomiting, fever, and chills, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or redness and discharge from the area. Additionally, if you are feeling severe pain and experiencing excessive bleeding for more than four hours after the tooth extraction, call Sharma Dental Center. We are open seven days a week from 7 am - 11 pm. Additionally, do not hesitate to contact us after hours. We are here to help you.