Tooth Extraction in Martinez, CA
If you’re experiencing tooth pain and need a tooth extraction in Martinez, CA, Artesa Dental is here to help. We offer a full range of dental services, including tooth extractions. Our experienced dentists are skilled in extraction, and we’ll ensure you’re comfortable during and after the procedure.
About Extraction Procedures
Dental extractions can be simple or surgical, depending on the particular circumstances of your case. For example, wisdom teeth extractions can be simple with a local anesthetic if the tooth has already come in. But some patients undergo wisdom tooth extraction before the tooth ever breaks through the gum tissue because the tooth is impacted and does not have room to come in. We can advise if your case needs surgery during a consultation appointment.
Extractions can be performed for any one of many reasons to protect your oral health, including the following:
- Treatment for an infected tooth
- Making room for orthodontic treatment
- Removing a tooth damaged by facial trauma
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Treatment for periodontal disease (gum disease)
Before the Extraction
The Day of Your Appointment
First, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before coming to the dental office. This will remove any food particles or bacteria that could enter the extracted tooth socket.
Stock Up on Soft Foods
You will also want to buy soft foods like soup and mashed potatoes to keep on hand. These will be easy on your healing gums and help you get the nutrients you need while your mouth recovers. Having nutritious soft foods to eat will aid your recovery.
The first few hours after the extraction is crucial, as this is when the risk of bleeding and infection is highest. You should bite down on the gauze your dentist will place on the fresh socket. A blood clot will form as the bleeding subsides. Using an ice pack can help reduce swelling.
For the first several days following extraction, you should avoid drinking from straws to prevent dry socket. You should also eat soft foods and avoid hot drinks for a few days. Gentle brushing and rinsing are encouraged to keep the fresh extraction sockets clean.
Teeth Replacement Options
Dental implants are titanium rods that support a dental crown to replace missing teeth. The implant placement process can usually begin within a few months of extraction. After implant placement, the implant will bond with the bone in your jaw to serve as an artificial tooth root. We will then attach a prosthetic tooth that is custom-designed for your smile. Implant-supported restorations look and function like natural teeth, giving you maximum comfort and confidence.
Dentures are removable prosthetics used to replace natural teeth lost due to dental decay or injury. They are usually made from acrylic resin and metal alloys. A partial denture can be used to replace a few teeth, or a complete set of dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth.
A dental bridge replaces missing teeth by attaching a crown on each side of the gap to support a replacement tooth. Bridges are fixed in place by dental cement and are not removable.
If you are looking for a dentist to perform a tooth extraction in Martinez, CA, visit Artesa Dental. Our team of experienced dental professionals will provide a high-quality dental experience and restore your beautiful smile!