Tooth Extractions in Corona, CA

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What is a tooth extraction?

Our dentists in Corona, CA will make every attempt possible to save and preserve your natural teeth. However, there may be cases in which a tooth or teeth may need to be taken out. A simple tooth extraction removes a tooth that is visible over the gumline. This is typically used for a tooth that's damaged or decayed and cannot be repaired, whereas a surgical extraction removes a tooth that has not erupted over the gums. Surgical extractions are frequently done to remove the wisdom teeth and impacted teeth that don't have enough space to fit into your smile. No matter the reason for getting a tooth extraction at Sunshine Dental, our team will give you the best treatment. Our Corona, CA office provides different sedation techniques, like nitrous oxide and oral-conscious sedation, which means you can stay calm and comfortable during your treatment. Get in touch with our staff to find out more or to schedule an assessment with one of our dentists to improve your smile.

What are the Benefits of a Tooth Extraction?

We understand that many Corona, CA area patients prefer to avoid a tooth extraction whenever possible. However, this treatment at Sunshine Dental can promote the following oral health benefits:

  • Preserve remaining teeth: Bacteria can spread from diseased teeth to healthy ones and cause further problems. Extracting the infected tooth may stop this from happening.
  • Decrease pain: An infected or impacted tooth can cause immense discomfort and sometimes debilitating pain. Removing the tooth provides much-needed relief instantly.
  • Maintain proper alignment: Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary to protect your bite. When certain teeth are removed, it creates more space in the mouth and prevents overcrowding.

Am I A Candidate For Tooth Extractions?

If your tooth has been damaged or broken from decay, Dr. Bhavik Bhakta will make every effort to fix it with a crown, dental bonding, or a filling. However, a tooth might be too far into decay and will have to be extracted to prevent the damage from spreading — and also to conserve the health of the remaining teeth. You could also require a dental extraction to remove a tooth or teeth, that cannot fit in your mouth. This includes your third molars, popularly called wisdom teeth, which develop around the ages of 17 – 21. In older kids, infant teeth that haven't naturally fallen out may have to get extracted so that they do not obstruct the permanent teeth.

What is recovery from tooth removal like?

During your extraction, it is likely you will be put under anesthesia. Depending on the type used, our dentists in Corona, CA may require you to have a responsible adult take you home. While your gums heal, you should avoid smoking, using straws, and spitting. Your recovery process will vary based on the method of your dental extraction; however, most patients prefer to eat soft, room-temperature food for at least a few days after the procedure. Our team at Sunshine Dental will speak with you about what to expect during your recovery and the best ways to look after your gums. Your gums will probably be inflamed after the procedure. We recommend cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication to help ease any discomfort. If needed, a prescription for pain medicine and antibiotics may be provided. Along with any suggested follow-up visits, you should continue to schedule regular appointments for dental exams and cleanings so we can track your dental health following your dental extraction.

Tooth Extractions FAQ

Is a tooth extraction painful?
At Sunshine Dental, we use local anesthesia and/or oral-conscious sedation so you can remain relaxed and not feel pain during the procedure. As a result, most patients report feeling little to no pain during their tooth extraction procedure. Our team will work diligently to ensure your comfort throughout the process. You may feel some discomfort after your sedation wears off.

What can I eat and drink after a tooth extraction?
After your tooth extraction at our Corona, CA facility, we recommend that you stick to a liquid-based diet or eat soft foods. We suggest you follow this diet until your initial soreness has gone away. Foods in this category could include ice cream, soup, yogurt, pudding, mashed potatoes, and more. You should also drink plenty of water. Avoid hot drinks and alcohol after your extraction.

What steps can I take to ensure my gums heal correctly?
Ice packs can help reduce inflamed gums following an extraction. Saline water can also be used to rinse the gums, and keeping to a soft food or liquid diet can also help the healing process along. Additionally, following our aftercare and at-home guidelines will be vital.

Dental removal that makes a difference

If you're looking for a dentist that can take out a tooth gently, look no further. When your mouth doesn't have room for a tooth, an extraction at Sunshine Dental can help improve your oral health and smile. Schedule an appointment with our team in Corona, CA to find out more about simple and surgical extractions. When you have dental anxieties or fears, inquire about sedation choices to help you stay calm and relaxed during your process.

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