Like you, dentists prefer your teeth stay safely in your mouth. However, sometimes this does more harm than good, and the best course is to remove the tooth altogether. Daniel Park, DDS, is an experienced cosmetic and general dentist at Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental in Beaumont, California. He takes a careful approach to patient care, striving to create an excellent patient experience even when performing complicated extractions. Schedule an appointment with him today — request an appointment online or call the practice.
Tooth extraction is when your dentist removes your tooth, rather than it falling out itself, either naturally or through injury. You may need a tooth extraction at any age for reasons that include:
One of the most common reasons for tooth extraction is the problems caused when your wisdom teeth erupt. When you schedule regular check-ups with Dr. Park, he can monitor your tooth development and take early preventive action.
Your wisdom teeth actually serve no purpose. Most of the time, they cause no problems, either. However, if you have a smaller mouth, they can become impacted, meaning they erupt in a potentially harmful position.
If you’re unaffected by your wisdom teeth, Dr. Park leaves them as they are. But sometimes, the best option is to remove them. Allowing them to remain could lead to:
Dr. Park X-rays your jaw to check the position of your wisdom teeth and advises you on the safest course of treatment to keep your mouth healthy.
Each tooth removal procedure depends on how challenging the extraction is, which is determined by whether your tooth is impacted.
For a non-impacted tooth, you’ll have a simple extraction. Dr. Park treats you with a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. You’re awake throughout and will feel pressure, but no pain. He then loosens the tooth and removes it with forceps.
If you have an impacted tooth, you’ll need a surgical extraction. Dr. Park uses local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery. With general anesthesia, you remain unconscious throughout. Dr. Park cuts into your gum and may also need to remove part of the jawbone or the tooth to remove it.
Dr. Park has years of experience performing teeth extractions, and you’re in the very best of hands. To find out more or book a consultation, call Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental today or click the appointment request button.