The ideal situation is that we get to keep all our adult teeth for all of our days. However, countless situations can arise where a tooth needs to be pulled to protect your health and your smile as a whole. That is why we provide our patients with professional tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal in Sacramento. When a tooth has to go, we are here to provide a caring and expert procedure that can alleviate symptoms and protect your smile.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The most common type of tooth extraction around is wisdom teeth removal because many patients simply do not have enough room in their mouths to fit in these teeth. In many cases, keeping them in can lead to symptoms ranging from discomfort to the risk of a dangerous infection.
When wisdom teeth do not have enough room, they might become impacted or start to grow at the wrong angle. Fortunately, taking out wisdom teeth is a quick process and a routine surgery that millions of people have every year. Depending on your situation, the entire procedure could take under half an hour and only requires a couple of days of recovery.
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DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY WISDOM TEETH?
If you are already experiencing some symptoms, then you may have a sure sign that your wisdom teeth need to be removed. However, it is often better to get a head start on the issue before additional problems can arise. That is why we recommend visiting our specialist at a younger age so we can evaluate if you will need your wisdom teeth removed before they have a chance to cause issues. With a thorough but quick exam including x-rays, we can determine whether your wisdom teeth may come in fine or if they are going to be problematic.
Signs you may need wisdom teeth removal include:
- Noticeable pain in the back of your mouth
- Problems with your gums including bleeding or infections
- The development of cysts near your back gums
- Regular headaches or earaches
- Increasing pain in your jaw
- Increasing stiffness in your jaw
- Misalignment of teeth (pressure from wisdom teeth can shift your other teeth)
- Persistent sinus problems
Removing teeth other than wisdom teeth may be less common, but it can still be an important procedure. While tooth extraction will always be a last resort, it can occasionally be the best option for preserving your health and the safety of your other teeth.
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Do I Need Tooth Extraction?
In most cases, timely treatment can save your tooth and relieve any related symptoms. However, some instances may require that the tooth be removed to preserve the function and health of other teeth. Two of the most common reasons for needing a tooth pulled include a severe infection or significant damage to a tooth.
The good news is that if you catch an infection early on, we can often treat it with a milder procedure, such as a routine root canal. This is why we recommend our patients come in as soon as they notice any signs of an infected tooth such as pain, gum discoloration, or bleeding.
But teeth can also be damaged through accidents and injuries. Still, we can often save a tooth and repair it without resorting to extraction. But severe damage may require a tooth to be pulled.
Recovering from tooth extraction
On the positive side, patients tend to recover quite quickly from most tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal procedures. Our gums and mouth are incredibly fast at healing and patching up any incisions. Most patients may need to take off only a couple of days from work or school after their surgery. While some soreness can persist for several days, other signs of recovery such as pain or minor bleeding tend to clear up quickly. We also can prescribe medication such as pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to help the recovery process proceed without any issues. Your oral surgeon will also provide you with a full list of instructions to minimize the risk of any complications and help you have a full and swift recovery from the tooth extraction process.
Replacing a Pulled Tooth
The good news for our patients is that replacing an extracted tooth has never been easier. With dental implants or dental bridges, you can restore your smile to its full glory. During your appointment, we can work with you to find your ideal tooth replacement option.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
If you notice the signs and symptoms of a troublesome tooth, we recommend you give us a call today to set up your appointment! Hopefully, we can provide a routine treatment, but if you need a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal in Sacramento, we are here for you as well to provide a professional and friendly atmosphere. Call us, your dentist in Sacramento, or use our online form to lock in your appointment.