Why Glendora, CA area patients may need Tooth Extractions
Some patients in the Glendora, CA area who are dealing with a variety of concerns in their smile may need to undergo tooth extractions. This is done under anesthetics to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure.
There are many reasons why Glendora, CA area patients may require tooth extractions. In some cases, areas of decay and infection may have damaged a tooth beyond repair. When traditional methods of restoring a tooth are not considered effective, Dr. Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry of San Gabriel Valley may suggest removal. Patients may have a tooth removed due to gum disease to avoid affecting supporting bone and tissues of the mouth, or may have their wisdom teeth (third molars) removed to maintain the health of their smile and relieve impaction. Younger patients may have teeth removed if a baby tooth is keeping a permanent tooth from erupting through the gum line or if it is necessary to relieve overcrowding before orthodontic work begins.
Patients who visit Gentle Care Dentistry of San Gabriel Valley can expect tooth extractions to be comfortable. Patients are numbed with local anesthetics and they may use sedation to ease their fears and anxieties. Patients often feel pressure of the tooth being removed during extraction but will not feel pain. The entire procedure takes a matter of minutes.
Patients may experience some bleeding after the extraction is completed and this is normal. The dentist will provide patients with gauze to help ease the bleeding and facilitate the healing process. Dr. Luu provides after-care instructions to ensure the area heals appropriately and infection does not occur. Gauze should be changed regularly and patients may experience bleeding within the 24 hours post-procedure.
If you have been told by your dentist that you may benefit from an extraction, contact Dr. Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry of San Gabriel Valley today to schedule a consultation.