General Extraction To Preserve Your Smile

Santa Rosa tooth extractionA common oral surgical procedure is an extraction, in which we remove a tooth from the smile. There are a number of reasons to do this, and the treatment could help protect your smile from serious complications. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons talk about how we conduct a comfortable and safe extraction, and about tooth replacement too.

Reasons to Consider Dental Extraction

When does our team recommend an extraction for a patient? For some, this could help prevent the spread of infection due to tooth decay or infection that is too severe to be treated with a root canal or crown. We could also take out teeth to make room for orthodontic treatment, or that has loosened due to gum disease. If one is very damaged, we could take it out as part of our treatment for facial trauma. Our team also removes wisdom teeth before they erupt and make negative changes to the health and beauty of the smile. Prior to creating and placing implant dentures, we may need to carefully and gently take out a tooth. 

Performing Your Tooth Removal

Your health and safety is always paramount, which is why we begin by administering a local anesthetic and sedation to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout, and often have no memory of the procedure at all. We plan and guide the process with detailed digital images, and gently take out the tooth with a pair of forceps. Finally, we suture the area and place medication to help preserve the extraction site. This helps facilitate a faster healing time, and leaves your smile ready for the placement of one or more dental implants in future appointments. 

Implant Dentistry 

Tooth loss could lead to serious trouble for your oral health. Which is why we recommend replacing missing teeth as soon as possible, which helps protect and preserve your oral health and facial structure. Once the area heals, we can gently insert an implant post, which bonds with the jawbone through osseointegration. This helps ensure the new tooth can stay in place for decades to come. We then attach an abutment and a crown, or for multiple missing teeth, abutment and a denture. If you have any questions about how we conduct a safe and comfortable tooth extraction, or about tooth replacement with dental implants, then contact our team today. 

Do You Have Any Questions About Oral Surgery?

Our team wants to help protect and preserve your smile with a comfortable and safe tooth removal. To learn more about our approach to oral surgery, schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.