Tooth Extractions In Coronado

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Gentle Tooth Extractions

Dr. Villalobos and Dr. Meadows practice conservative dentistry, and will only recommend extractions if there is no way to save your tooth.

At Coronado Dental Associates, we use the latest techniques and tools and offer numbing and sedation dentistry to keep you feeling safe and comfortable throughout your treatment.

Tooth extractions can help you get relief from your discomfort and pain, and prevent further oral health complications.

After your treatment, Dr. Villalobos and Dr. Meadows can discuss your options for restorative dentistry and tooth replacement, such as dental implants.

Why Would I Need to Have a Tooth Extracted?

Improper eruption of wisdom teeth is the most common reason for tooth extractions. The wisdom teeth grow in between the ages of 17-25 in most people, which is much later than the rest of the teeth.

Because of this, this final set of four molars can fail to erupt all the way, may damage nearby teeth, or may even grow in sideways or cause other complications. Wisdom tooth extraction is often recommended to prevent these issues.

Tooth extractions may also be required if a tooth has been seriously damaged by oral trauma, or has been destroyed by chronic oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease. 

In some cases, tooth extractions may also be needed to prepare for certain restorative procedures, like the placement of a dental implant or the denture fitting process.

What Can I Expect From the Extraction Process?

The most common type of tooth extraction is called a basic or “simple” extraction. The process is very simple, and after your mouth has been prepared, it takes only a few minutes to remove your tooth at Coronado Dental Associates. 

To begin the process, you will need local anesthesia to ensure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Dr. Villalobos or Dr. Meadows will use a numbing spray and a needle to deeply numb the nerves and tissue surrounding the extraction site. We also offer sedation options that can help you feel more comfortable during your appointment. 

Once your mouth is fully numb and you can’t feel anything, Dr. Meadows or Dr. Villalobos will begin to use special dental tools to loosen the tooth in its socket. Using these tools, the periodontal ligament that holds the tooth to the bone and gum tissue will be loosened.

After the tooth has been loosened, the next step is to pull it out with a set of dental forceps. Then, the area will be cleaned and sanitized, and the extraction site will be sutured to ensure proper blood clot formation and healing.

How Long Does It Take to Heal & Recover?

You can expect the recovery process to take up to 2 weeks. We recommend that you take at least 1-2 days off of work or school after your tooth extraction to ensure you can relax and take things easy while you recover from surgery.

Throughout the recovery process, you will also need to follow special instructions and steps provided to you by Dr. Villalobos or Dr. Meadows. This will help keep you comfortable, minimize pain, and speed up the healing process, so make sure to follow their instructions to the letter.

Are Tooth Extractions Painful?

The tooth extraction process is completely pain-free. During your surgery at our office, Dr. Margaret Meadows or Dr. Melanie Villalobos will numb your mouth to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment. We also offer sedation dentistry. 

With sedation, you can relax during your extraction, and get the dental care you need with less stress and discomfort. Best of all, the nitrous oxide we use wears off quickly after your treatment, so you can quickly get back to your normal day-to-day routine. 

However, as with any surgical procedure, some pain can be expected after your treatment. Your numbing will wear off a few hours after your treatment, and some pain is normal after it wears off. Dr. Villalobos or Dr. Meadows will provide you with instructions on how to reduce your pain and discomfort.
Usually, your pain will peak and then start to fade within 24-48 hours. You should take things easy during this time, and follow your recovery instructions to speed up healing, reduce the risk of complications, and reduce your pain.

How Soon After Tooth Extractions Can I Eat?

Technically, you can start eating as soon as you leave Coronado Dental Associates. However, we don’t recommend this. It’s best to wait at least an hour or two for your first meal after your tooth extraction. There are a couple of reasons for this.

First, it’s likely that your mouth will be bleeding for at least 45 minutes to an hour after your appointment, and you’ll need to bite down on a gauze pack to ensure the bleeding slows and stops.
Also, the side of your mouth where your tooth was extracted will be numb. This means you may not be able to feel pain if you chew on your lip, tongue, or cheek. Even if you eat soft food, you may bite yourself if you eat before your numbing wears off.

Once your mouth is no longer bleeding and you are no longer numb, feel free to start eating. But make sure you only eat very soft or liquid foods, as instructed by Dr. Villalobos or Dr. Meadows. Smoothies, milkshakes, ice cream, brothy soups, soft scrambled eggs, and other such foods are best after your extraction. You can consult your recovery instructions for more food suggestions.

Extraction Aftercare Tips

First, it’s really important not to spit forcefully or use a straw for at least 48 hours after your treatment. This is because spitting or sucking can dislodge the blood clot forming in your extraction site, leading to a painful condition known as “dry socket” that will interfere with proper healing.

You also should avoid brushing the extraction site for at least 3-4 days. You can brush your other teeth normally, but should use a salt water rinse several times per day to clean your extraction site. Remember not to spit forcefully when rinsing your mouth.

We also recommend avoiding heavy lifting and exercise for at least 2-3 days after your treatment. Exertion will make your extraction site hurt and could contribute to bleeding. Take things easy, and rest and relax after your surgery at our office.

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