Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extractions

Painless Tooth Extraction In Buena Park - Gold Coast Dental

Painless Tooth Extraction In Buena Park, CA

Tooth Extraction, Buena Park, California

Cavities, gum disease, fractures, breaks, orthodontic problems, and impacted wisdom teeth… all of these dental problems can lead to the same solution: tooth extraction. While extraction may seem intimidating, our caring dental experts at Gold Coast Dental Buena Park keep the entire process quick, stress-free, and painless. Tooth removal is an incredibly common procedure, and our dentists have decades of experience under our belt to ensure your treatment is smooth-sailing.

With our team at your service, you can sit back, relax, and let us take care of your smile. We outfit our dental office with the latest tools and technologies. Along with our dentists’ skilled and steady hands, your tooth extraction can be over in as little as 20 minutes. Our dentists can perform both simple and surgical tooth extraction, so we are more than prepared to take care of any tricky tooth, no matter their location or status.

Do you need emergency tooth extraction? Call our Buena Park dental office at (714) 278-4975 to book an urgent appointment with our team.



The Dental Extraction Procedure

What is tooth extraction? Don’t worry, the whole procedure is quick, painless, and easy for our dentists.

Two methods are commonly used for tooth removal: simple and surgical extraction. Which one you need depends on the tooth’s status. Simple extraction is needed for teeth that are fully visible above the gums. A dental tool called an elevator loosens the tooth from the gums and connective tissues enough that forceps are used to pull the tooth free. This procedure is incredibly fast and easy for our dentists. The entire process takes 3 to 15 minutes to perform per tooth.

If the tooth is submerged below the gum, our dentists will instead perform a surgical extraction. We won’t be able to reach the tooth as it is, so our dentists will make a small incision in the gums. With easy access to the tooth, we can continue similarly to a simple extraction by loosening the tooth from the connective tissues before removing it. In some cases, your dentist may cut the tooth into pieces to make removing it faster and easier. Surgical extraction typically takes 45 minutes to complete.

Does tooth extraction hurt? No. Our dentists ensure the procedure is entirely painless, even with a short notice emergency tooth extraction. Before your procedure, we will numb your tooth with a local anesthetic so that you won't feel anything during the process. Local anesthesia takes about 5 to 10 minutes to work and can last 2-3 hours before fading away. This is more than enough time for our dental experts to pull your teeth, whether you need simple or surgical teeth extraction.



After Teeth Extraction: What Next?

Our caring dental team offers multiple options for replacing your missing teeth post-extraction.



Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are often considered the best tooth replacement option when restoring one or two missing teeth. They are entirely artificial teeth, reconstructing your original teeth from crown to root, using a titanium implant, an abutment, and a crown. They are surgically placed in the jaw, where they fuse with the bone and keep the jaw more stable and healthier. Dental implants are the longest-lasting dental prosthesis, often lasting a lifetime with good care.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are an affordable alternative for implants, capable of restoring up to 4 missing teeth in a row simultaneously. This appliance comprises two dental crowns attached to your false tooth or teeth. By placing these crowns to the remaining teeth on either side of your tooth gap, your new teeth can comfortably and perfectly rest in the space between.

Dentures

Dentures

Whether you are missing a few or all of your teeth, dentures are an amazingly flexible choice. Unlike bridges, your missing teeth don’t need to be lined up neatly beside each other. Partial dentures can replace any number and order of teeth as long as there are enough natural teeth remaining to support the prosthesis. A complete denture can restore an entire smile at once.



Do I Need My Tooth Pulled?

Why your dentist may suggest having your tooth extracted…

At Gold Coast Dental, we understand the importance of every tooth, and we always do our best to save every one we can. However, sometimes emergency tooth removal is necessary to ensure the rest of your smile stays bright, happy, and healthy. Our dentists only recommend extraction as a last resort, such as:

Severe Cavities: If a toothache suddenly disappears, a cavity has likely killed your tooth. While some teeth may be saved with a root canal, others are too severely infected and damaged. Emergency tooth extraction might be necessary to prevent decay from spreading throughout the mouth.

Broken Tooth: When a tooth is broken or fractured, the injury may be severe enough that a root canal or crown can’t repair it, especially if the damage reaches the roots. Emergency tooth extraction will instead be required.

Gum Disease: Severe gum disease attacks the gums, periodontal bone, and connective tissues supporting your teeth. As they are damaged, the teeth become loose and may eventually fall out on their own without anything to keep them anchored. Our dentists may remove your teeth before this happens.

Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom tooth removal is needed if the tooth is in danger, such as when it is impacted below the gum line. Impacted wisdom teeth are highly susceptible to damaging nearby teeth, causing cysts to develop, and becoming infected.

Crowded Teeth: With severe crowding, narrow jaws, and extra teeth, your orthodontist might not have enough room to safely and comfortably work. Depending on your specific case, tooth extraction can help produce more effective and longer-lasting orthodontic results.

Relax—Let Us Handle The Rest

Rest easy knowing the Gold Coast Dental Buena Park team is on your side!

Tooth extraction can sound scary and painful, but with the proper preparation and an experienced dentist, it doesn't have to be! You have nothing to worry about with our amazing dental professionals on the job. Even on short notice, you can count on our dentists to make sure your emergency tooth removal is a breeze. Local anesthesia, top dental technologies, and our own dentists’ experienced and gentle hands keep your procedure as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Whether it’s for a cavity, gum disease, or wisdom tooth extraction, we promise that your smile is in great hands.



  • How common is tooth extraction?

    Tooth extraction is one of the most prevalent treatments dentists perform across the country. Looking solely at wisdom teeth extractions, approximately 10 million wisdom teeth are removed annually. Our dentists and oral surgeons have performed thousands of our own extraction procedures, so we use our expertise to make yours as quick, painless, and efficient as we can.

  • What does tooth extraction cost?

    Your procedure’s cost depends on several key factors: type of tooth extraction, tooth’s location, and number of teeth pulled. Tooth removal is also covered by dental insurance. To see our office’s insurance policy, click here. If you have any questions about the cost of your tooth extraction, please call our office at (714) 278-4975 and schedule an appointment.

  • Is it really necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth?

    When wisdom teeth can’t fully come in, they can create a variety of painful problems for your smile. They can cause cysts to form or injure nearby teeth when failing to erupt. Partially impacted wisdom teeth are also notoriously difficult to clean and are prone to frequent and severe cavities. In many cases, it’s better to remove these teeth before they become a bigger issue.

  • How long should I take off work after a tooth extraction?

    We recommend taking at least a day off from work after an extraction. Rest and relaxation are essential for allowing the mouth to heal and form a blood clot to help with the recovery process. Blood clots typically form within 24 hours, but physical labor and exercise can disrupt them, putting the site at risk for dry socket.

  • Is it OK not to replace a missing tooth?

    We recommend replacing a missing tooth as soon as possible. After extraction, the underlying jawbone starts to shrink without the daily stimulation provided by the tooth’s roots. Without a replacement tooth, neighboring teeth try to bridge the gap between your teeth, moving out of alignment and changing your bite. The face sags, teeth become at risk for decay, and even more teeth may fall out.

  • Can bone loss in the jaw be reversed?

    Grafting is often used to restore missing periodontal bone tissue after tooth removal, transplanting new tissue where it’s inadequate. This new material merges with the existing bone, encouraging new growth and reinforcement of natural jaw bone tissue. However, a dental implant can prevent post-extraction bone loss entirely.

 


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