Ideally, all your teeth stay in your mouth your entire life. But that often isn’t the case. Sometimes, teeth need to be removed to preserve your overall health. In such cases, you will want an expert in tooth extraction. From wisdom teeth to damaged incisors, we provide comfortable and professional teeth extraction for our patients in the Montclair area.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Most of the time, you want your teeth to stay in your mouth. But various life events or conditions can change that priority. Below are some reasons you might want to seek out tooth extraction as an option.
- Damage caused by physical trauma
- Severe overcrowding (too many teeth, not enough space)
- Impaction (common for wisdom teeth)
- Periodontal disease
- Severe tooth decay that can’t be treated with a root canal
If you are experiencing any of the above, we recommend you come in right away for an appointment. Of course, tooth extraction is always our last resort. Most dental conditions can be treated in a way that saves your tooth. However, some situations call for extraction in order to preserve the overall health of your mouth and body.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
One of the most common forms of oral surgery is wisdom teeth removal. The thought of getting your wisdom teeth removed may give you a certain amount of anxiety, but there’s no reason to fret. At Monte Vista Dental Group, our oral surgeons specialize in performing the treatment as comfortably as possible.
When Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Removed?
In some cases, your wisdom teeth may grow in with no problems at all. However, for many patients, wisdom teeth growth causes pain and injury. In these cases, a wisdom teeth removal procedure is what you need.
As wisdom teeth tend to grow in after your jaw has finished developing, there is often not enough room for their arrival. As a result, wisdom teeth can:
- Grow in at an angle
- Become impacted
- Or get stuck in the jawbone
It goes without saying that none of these are preferable. In most of these cases, you may encounter sharp pain in your mouth, as well as a decline in oral health.
If you do not feel this pain, you will likely still feel constant pressure in your mouth. Your existing teeth may be become crooked as a result, even if you’ve used braces in the past. This can impact your smile and oral health overall.
What this means is, even if your wisdom teeth growth does not cause you pain, you should strongly consider having them removed anyway, rather than spend countless dollars on oral health products to deal with issues caused by their growth. Feel free to drop by for a consultation, and we will use X-ray imaging to determine the problems, if any, with your wisdom teeth.
What Is Tooth Extraction Surgery Like?
Our goal with any tooth extraction is a safe, comfortable experience from start to finish. We take every precaution and use our years of experience to minimize any chance of risks or complications. Both Dr. Cho and Dr. Jeon have performed countless successful surgeries that have preserved their patients’ oral health.
During your appointment at our office, we will work with you to decide on the sedation technique that is best for your situation, including moderate sedation or conscious sedation. Once you are sedated, the process of removing the target tooth or wisdom teeth will begin. To put it simply, the process involves disconnecting and loosening tissues around the target teeth so that they can be removed. We focus on doing this in a way that leaves as little discomfort afterward as possible, so you can heal quickly and get back to your daily routine.
Every patient is different, but our dentists have the experience and finesse to extract any trouble teeth in the least invasive manner possible.
Recovering from Tooth Extraction
Usually, the initial recovery process takes three to four days. However, this can vary depending on the type and state of the teeth removed. For impacted wisdom teeth, it might take a full week to recover, or more for extreme cases. You can count on blood clots around the incision site for the first day, with some residual swelling in your mouth and cheeks for the next several days.
You will like also experience stiffness and soreness in your jaw after your procedure. However, this can be managed with proper medication, and it should go away entirely after two weeks. If you have any questions during your recovery, do not hesitate to call us. We will gladly provide any information or help you might require.
Schedule Your Appointment
At Monte Vista Dental Group, you can count on caring, compassionate treatment from oral surgery experts that care about your comfort and your oral health. We understand that tooth extraction can be stressful, so we focus on delivering a comfortable experience every step of the way. Schedule your appointment today to get started on protecting your smile. If you have any more questions, feel free to call our office in Montclair, CA.