WHAT IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION?
A tooth extraction is the removal of one of your child’s baby teeth. This procedure is typically recommended after a child’s tooth becomes damaged due to an injury or severe tooth decay. If your child is set to undergo orthodontic treatment or has incoming adult teeth that need room to erupt, a tooth extraction may be the right treatment for their smile. Schedule an appointment at Sunray Pediatric Dentistry!
HOW IT WORKS: THE TOOTH EXTRACTION PROCESS
TYPES OF TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Basic extractions are typically used for teeth that have been damaged by oral injuries, gum disease, or tooth decay. We will always try to save your tooth first, but sometimes extraction may be necessary.
For example, if a tooth is severely infected, it may not be possible to save it with a root canal. Instead, your dentist may recommend an extraction. Restorative treatment, like a dental implant, a dental bridge, or a partial denture, can be used to replace your missing tooth.
Often, a space maintainer (a type of intraoral appliance) may be indicated after the removal of a baby tooth to preserve the space for the permanent tooth that will erupt in this location in the future.
WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, and are a natural part of our mouths. However, they grow in much later than the rest of our teeth, usually between the ages of 17-25. Because of this, many people do not have enough space in their mouths for wisdom teeth.
That means that the wisdom teeth can cause issues with your other teeth when they begin to erupt. They may cause your other teeth to shift and become misaligned, or they may become impacted and get infected. Wisdom teeth tend to cause discomfort, which is why most people choose to have them extracted when they begin to emerge.
IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Impacted wisdom teeth are one of the most common complications related to wisdom tooth eruption. When your wisdom tooth is “impacted,” this means that it is positioned unfavorably and is unlikely to erupt completely or at all from your gums.
Impacted wisdom teeth can also affect the position and health of the adjacent teeth, particularly if they’re growing in crooked. In addition, these partially erupted teeth can catch food debris and bacteria, leading to a higher risk of a tooth abscess or infection. Because they have not fully erupted, most impacted wisdom teeth must be removed surgically.
Dr. Hall will work with you and your child to decide the best options for anesthesia. If your child is especially nervous about needles, he may offer sedation methods that can help curb their fears.
LOOSENING AND REMOVING THE TOOTH
With the use of anesthetics, there should be no pain at all. It will only be felt as a bit of pressure and movement in the mouth.
CLEANING AND NECESSARY SUTURES
These sutures require no removal and should dissolve over a couple of weeks.
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San Diego CA Pediatric Dentist
At Sunray Pediatric Dentistry, we offer safe and effective dental extractions in San Diego for children who require tooth removal due to various reasons such as tooth decay, injury, or crowding. Our team of experienced and skilled pediatric dentists is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care and making sure that your child’s experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our tooth extraction services in San Diego are designed to be gentle and pain-free, and our team is committed to ensuring that your child’s recovery is as smooth and easy as possible. We use only the latest and most advanced dental techniques and materials to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.
We understand that dental extractions can be a source of anxiety and fear for both parents and children, which is why we strive to make the experience as comfortable and reassuring as possible. Our compassionate and friendly team is dedicated to providing personalized and attentive care to help alleviate any anxiety or discomfort. At Sunray Pediatric Dentistry, we prioritize your child’s oral health and well-being. If you’re looking for a trusted provider of dental extractions in San Diego, you can trust our skilled team to provide exceptional dental care for your child. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our tooth extraction services in San Diego and other pediatric dental care options available at Sunray Pediatric Dentistry.
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