Extractions in Tustin, CA

At SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, tooth extractions are a standard procedure performed by our oral surgeons. Before beginning the procedure, our oral surgeon Tustin, CA, will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. Next, they will loosen the tooth with an elevator instrument and remove it with forceps. The oral surgeon may also cut away any bone or gum covering the tooth. 

A tooth extraction may be necessary if a tooth is too damaged to be saved or if it is causing pain. In some cases, extraction may also be necessary to prevent the spread of infection. 

After the procedure, patients must follow the oral surgeon's instructions carefully to avoid complications such as dry sockets or infection. Recovery time varies depending on the type of extraction performed and the patient's overall health. 

Different Types of Dental Extractions 

Simple Extraction 

A simple extraction is performed on a tooth visible in the mouth and can be easily removed using dental instruments. This type of extraction is typically done for teeth that are fully erupted, such as a non-impacted wisdom tooth or a severely decayed or damaged tooth. 

Surgical Extraction 

Surgical extractions are more complex and are necessary when a tooth is not easily accessible or requires additional extraction techniques. This may include impacted wisdom teeth, teeth with curved or multiple roots, or teeth that have broken off at the gumline. 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction 

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often require extraction because they can become impacted or cause other dental problems like crowding, infection, or pain. Wisdom tooth extraction can be simple or surgical, depending on the tooth's position. 

Impacted Tooth Extraction 

Some teeth, including wisdom teeth and canines, may become impacted, meaning they cannot erupt properly into their normal position in the mouth. Impacted tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision in the gum tissue and sometimes removing bone to access and remove the affected tooth. 

The Benefits of Dental Extractions 

Relief from Pain and Discomfort 

One of the most immediate and noticeable benefits of dental extractions in Tustin, CA, is the relief from pain and discomfort that often accompanies dental issues. When a tooth is severely decayed, infected, or impacted, it can lead to intense pain and discomfort that affects daily life. By removing the problematic tooth, patients can experience rapid relief, allowing them to regain their quality of life without constant dental pain. 

Improved Oral Health 

Dental extractions play a crucial role in maintaining and improving overall oral health. Removing severely damaged or infected teeth can prevent the progression of certain dental diseases that can cause complications if not addressed. By addressing dental issues promptly through extractions, patients can protect their remaining teeth and preserve the integrity of their oral structures. 

While dental extractions may initially seem intimidating, they are essential in preserving oral health, relieving pain, and enhancing overall well-being. Visit SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 13522 Newport Avenue, Suite 109, Tustin, CA 92780, or call (714) 730-6767 to determine the appropriate extraction method, ensuring optimal outcomes and preserving oral health. 


13522 Newport Avenue, Suite 109,
Tustin, CA 92780

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