Azusa dentist can provide tooth extractions as necessary
There are times when patients may need a permanent tooth extracted. This may be due to trauma to a tooth, disease, a large cavity, a failed root canal, or because they are wisdom teeth that are becoming a serious problem due to impaction. Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry is a quality dentist who believes in providing her patients with the services they need when they are necessary, and this may include the removal of natural, permanent teeth.
Dr. Brianne Luu understands when the need for tooth extraction is necessary for Azusa area patients. She wants to ensure that when she performs these irreversible procedures, it is in the best interests of her patients. She will first determine that it is right by having patients go through a series of x-rays and a physical examination. This allows her to assess the situation and determine if there is an alternative solution. In some cases, patients may benefit from procedures such as root canal therapy or the placement of a dental crown over the tooth structure. However, there are situations in which the teeth need to be permanently extracted and this can be performed in her practice.
The type of extraction needed is determined by Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry. Patients may need what is called a “simple” extraction. This is when the tooth is above the gum line and easily accessible. Patients are properly sedated and anesthetized and special forceps are used to wedge the tooth out of the socket. This is done quickly and easily in the dental chair. Cases in which the tooth is underneath the gum line, such as an impacted wisdom tooth, may require an alternative such as surgical extraction. Surgical extraction requires the dentist to get into the gum tissue and deep in the bone to break up and remove the tooth. These are often more invasive but can be done under proper sedative methods.
If you are interested in learning about the ways in which extraction can be done, contact Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry today to book a consultation visit. We also handle extractions as emergency procedures as well when necessary.