Extractions in in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure to remove a tooth or teeth from the mouth. At SoCal Prime Dentistry, we perform extractions for various reasons, including decay, infection, overcrowding, and trauma. A tooth that is causing pain may also need to be removed. Our dentist may recommend extraction if the tooth cannot be saved with root canal therapy or other restorative procedures. 

Before the procedure begins, the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth. Then, the tooth will be loosened and removed using forceps. Sometimes, the dentist may need to break the tooth into smaller pieces for easier removal.


Reasons for Tooth Extraction


Sometimes there is not enough room in the mouth for all teeth to fit comfortably. In this case, one or more teeth may need to be removed to make space for the remaining teeth.


An infection in or around a tooth can spread to surrounding tissue and bones. This can cause pain, swelling, and even fever. If the tooth cannot be saved, the dentist will recommend extraction to prevent the spread of the infection.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is a severe oral health issue that can damage the gums, jawbone, and other tissues supporting teeth. In some cases, gum disease can lead to tooth loss.

Types of Extractions

There are two types of extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth visible in the mouth. Our dentist in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA will first use an elevator tool to loosen the tooth and then remove it with forceps. Surgical extractions, on the other hand, are performed on teeth impacted below or broken off at the gum line. These procedures require incisions to be made into the gums to remove the tooth. 

After tooth extraction, following your dentist’s aftercare instructions is essential. This will help prevent complications and promote healing. It would help to avoid smoking, drinking through a straw, and eating hard foods for a few days after your procedure. You should also take pain medication as prescribed and avoid strenuous activity. In addition, you should eat soft foods and brush your teeth gently to avoid dislodging the blood clot that forms over the extraction site.

The Benefits of Tooth Extraction

Relief from Pain and Discomfort

Extracting a severely decayed or infected tooth can immediately relieve persistent pain and discomfort. This is because damaged teeth can cause throbbing pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, and even facial swelling. Removing the affected tooth can alleviate these symptoms, improving the patient's comfort. 

Preventing Infection Spread

Sometimes, a tooth may be severely infected or decayed to the point where it cannot be effectively treated with root canal therapy or other dental procedures. Extracting the infected tooth can prevent the spread of the infection to other teeth or other parts of the body, reducing the risk of complications.

While preserving natural teeth is always the preferred option, there are situations where tooth extraction can be beneficial for a person's oral health and overall well-being. To learn more about the benefits of tooth extractions, contact SoCal Prime Dentistry at 22032 El Paseo Ste 230 , Rancho Santa Margarita, CA , 92688, or call (949) 713-1606.

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