Tooth Extractions in Santa Ana, CA

While pediatric dentist Dr. Kent N. Do makes every effort to conserve and maintain natural teeth, there are cases where a tooth or teeth may need to be extracted. A simple extraction takes out a tooth that is visible above the gums. This is typically used for a tooth that is damaged or decayed beyond repair. A surgical extraction removes a tooth that hasn't erupted above the gumline. Surgical extractions are frequently performed to remove wisdom teeth and impacted teeth that do not have enough room to fit into a patient's mouth. Regardless of the reason for having a tooth extraction at South Coast Pediatric Dentistry, our team will give your child the best care. Our Santa Ana, CA practice offers different sedation methods, like nitrous oxide and oral-conscious sedation, which can help them remain comfortable and calm throughout their procedure. Contact us to find out more or to schedule an assessment with Dr. Kent.

Dental extractions are performed in our office with local anesthesia on the area around the tooth being treated. Different types of sedation may be used, depending on the degree of the procedure, and also to help your child stay relaxed if they have any dental anxieties. Once your child is ready, the procedure will start. In a simple extraction, Dr. Kent will loosen the tooth with a special device called an elevator before removal. A surgical extraction involves making incisions in the gums to reach the tooth. If necessary, the tooth could be broken into smaller pieces so that it can be removed. Once the tooth has been removed, the incision in the gums will be closed. Your child may receive a prescription for antibiotics that need to be taken before and after the procedure — in case of a current illness, if their immune system is compromised, if the procedure is prolonged, or if your child has other special medical conditions.

While a lot of Santa Ana, CA patients may want to delay or bypass their tooth extractions, having these treatments performed at South Coast Pediatric Dentistry immediately after detection can allow for numerous dental wellness benefits, such as:

  • May help to stop infection in the mouth
  • Creates room for dental implants to bring back the look and feel of the extracted tooth
  • Fairly swift process that takes place in-office
  • Performed with a topical anesthetic to numb the tooth and gums, keeping your child as comfortable as possible
  • Prevents harm and infection in healthy nearby teeth

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Can I eat normally after a tooth extraction?

For the first few days after a tooth extraction, it is recommended to stick to soft foods and avoid hard, chewy, or spicy foods. Once the area has healed, normal eating habits can resume.

Is a tooth extraction painful?

The procedure itself is usually painless as the area is numbed with local anesthesia. However, it is common to experience some discomfort and swelling after the procedure. Pain relief medication can be prescribed to manage the pain.

Are there different types of tooth extractions?

Yes, there are simple extractions, where a visible tooth is removed, and surgical extractions, which are more complex and involve cutting into the gum or bone to remove the tooth.

Whether your child has a tooth that is damaged or their mouth doesn't have room for a tooth, tooth extraction in South Coast Pediatric Dentistry can help improve their oral health and smile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent at our Santa Ana, CA practice to learn about simple and surgical tooth extractions. If your child has dental anxieties or fears, ask about sedation methods to help keep them calm and relaxed during their procedure.

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