Extractions in Manteca CA
At Aura Family Dentistry, we will do everything in our power to save your natural teeth. However, in certain instances, your best solution is an extraction. Whether you have a diseased tooth that is not responding to other forms of treatment, a problematic wisdom tooth, or loose teeth as a result of periodontal disease, you may require a tooth extraction.
What Is an Extraction?
An extraction is a simple oral surgery procedure, during which Dr. Damle removes one or more of your teeth. She will numb the tooth and the surrounding area with a local anesthetic before removal if your tooth has already erupted through your gums. You may feel some mild pressure while Dr. Damle loosens the tooth and carefully removes it with dental forceps.
Dr. Damle will discuss your sedation options with you if the surgery requires removal of a small area of your jawbone. Impacted wisdom teeth, for example, are embedded in the jawbone. This surgical extraction takes place beneath your gumline, where Dr. Damle may need to separate your tooth into more than one piece before extracting the entire tooth. Your tooth and gum will remain numb throughout the entire procedure. Our goal is to provide you with quality dental care, while ensuring you feel comfortable and calm. If you undergo sedation, you will need a friend or loved one to drive you home after the procedure while the sedative wears off.
Why Do I Need an Extraction?
Extractions typically put a fast end to an issue that may either persist or worsen if not treated quickly. Consider the following reasons you may need an extraction for a better understanding of this procedure’s significance:
- You have impacted wisdom teeth
- Your wisdom teeth have erupted, but caring for them is too difficult
- X-rays show that your wisdom teeth will grow in poorly, potentially causing misalignment
- Your tooth is infected and root canal treatment has failed
- Your tooth is loose as a result of periodontal disease or an impact to your mouth
- You need tooth removal to prepare for prosthetics, or to correct overcrowding
Will You Replace My Missing Tooth?
At Aura Family Dentistry, our goal is to see you smiling a smile that makes you feel proud. If your extraction did not include a wisdom tooth, Dr. Damle will discuss your options for replacing your missing tooth with you. By determining your needs and fitting you with a replacement that fits your lifestyle, whether that includes dental implants, bridges, or dentures, we will set up a comprehensive plan to restore your smile once the extraction site has healed.
Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.
Summary:Visit us at Aura Family Dentistry if you need a tooth extraction, either for a problematic wisdom tooth or a failed root canal that requires removal.