There are several reasons that your dentist may recommend tooth extractions. Damage that cannot be repaired, severe tooth decay, failed root canal, or a fractured tooth is all conditions that may require tooth extractions in order to preserve oral health. Vineyard Dental Group in Santa Rosa, CA offers extraction services in our office. If you have a tooth that is causing you discomfort, give us a call today to schedule an evaluation.

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Signs of a damaged tooth

When a patient comes into us with a damaged tooth, there are often symptoms that caused them to schedule an appointment for treatment. The most common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity to temperatures
  • Sensitivity to sweet foods
  • Abscess
  • Crumbling tooth
  • Jaw pain

During your evaluation we will do a thorough exam and review x-rays to determine if the tooth needs to be removed. Tooth extractions are recommended when curative treatment cannot save the natural tooth structure.

The tooth extraction procedure

If we recommend an extraction, it’s natural to feel anxious or apprehensive. At Vineyard Dental Group, we do everything we can to make you feel relaxed and make the process as comfortable as possible.

For a simple extraction or “getting a tooth pulled”, we use local anesthesia to numb the area, then work the tooth loose and fully remove it from the socket. The socket is then cleaned and closed. For surgical extractions, we may give local anesthesia along with another form of sedation. The dentist will then surgically cut through the gum and jawbone to remove the tooth. In some cases, we may need to cut the tooth into pieces for removal.

Tooth Extraction Care

Following a simple extraction or oral surgery for wisdom teeth removal, it’s important to keep the area clean and look for any signs of infection. Over the counter pain medications can help with discomfort. A soft diet is recommended for at least the first 24 hours following extraction.

Call Vineyard Dental Group for your tooth extraction services in Santa Rosa, CA

Whether you need an emergency tooth extraction after an injury or you need wisdom teeth surgery, please contact us today to learn more about your options.