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Cunning Dental Group is unique among Southern California dental providers because we have a team of general dentists and dental specialists on board, including oral surgeons, periodontists, orthodontists, endodontists, and prosthodontists. Whether you need an extraction, root canal, or more complex dental work, our top dentists are at your service.
With tooth extractions, patient comfort is our primary concern. If you have dental anxiety, our select team of dentists licensed to practice sleep dentistry in California. We have been helping patients fix their teeth for over 50 years so you can feel confident that you and your teeth are in good hands.
An extraction is the careful removal of a tooth from its socket or dental alveolus. Here at Cunning Dental, we will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth thoroughly before extracting a tooth. Although preserving your natural tooth is always the very best option, if it cannot be avoided, our promise is to make the extraction procedure as painless as possible.
Simple extractions involve the pulling of teeth that are visible in the mouth. Our general dentists perform this procedure using a local anesthetic to numb the area, and therefore reduces or eliminates any pain you may experience.
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that are impacted or not easily accessible inside the mouth — a common occurrence with wisdom teeth. Cunning Dental carries out this procedure when a tooth does not fully erupt or when a tooth breaks beneath the gumline. Previous root canal teeth usually require surgical extractions as well.
Three definitive signs imply the need for tooth extractions or a wisdom tooth removal:
There are several treatment options available for a decaying tooth, but sometimes the decay is so extensive that it becomes unsalvageable. A severely broken or cracked tooth is often considered damaged, and we may opt to extract them.
Failure to address a decaying tooth can cause the infection to reach your tooth’s pulp. Root canal therapy can usually treat the infection, but we may suggest extracting the tooth if the damage is severe and root canal treatments cannot resolve the problem.
Impacted teeth are those that grow or shift into the wrong position, which renders them useless. Overcrowding is when your teeth are too large to fit within the mouth properly. We may remove these teeth in preparation for braces and overall improve your smile.
The common types of impaction we see at Cunning Dental Group are:
Vertical impaction has a high chance of erupting and fitting comfortably into the mouth without problems. When a tooth begins causing pressure on the underside of the molar next to it or the bones at the back of the mouth, extraction becomes necessary.
The most common type of wisdom tooth impaction, mesial impaction occurs when the topmost surface of a tooth is angled toward the front of the mouth, pushing the molar next to it. The angle of the impacted tooth determines the need for extraction.
Distal impaction is the exact opposite of a mesial impaction. In this least common case, the topmost surface of a tooth faces the back of the mouth. The need to pull out a distal impacted tooth depends on the degree of its angle.
A horizontally impacted wisdom tooth can be the worst to experience. The tooth lies completely sideways and away from the gumline’s surface, pushing painfully into the molar in front of it. Surgical extraction is often essential to alleviate pain.
Our dental extraction process involves five quick and painless steps:
Step 1: Injecting anesthetic to numb the tooth, gum, and bone tissue.
Step 2: Removing the tooth using extraction forceps and elevators.
Step 3: Gauzing or stitching the open space created by the extracted tooth.
Step 4: You biting firmly yet gently on a gauze pad to control bleeding.
Step 5: Reduce any post-operative swelling with cold compress methods.
Follow these tooth removal aftercare tips for a more effective and faster healing process:
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