At Gateway Dental Care located in Pleasanton, CA, we will perform simple and surgical tooth extractions as well as wisdom tooth removal. We are here to help you know what procedure may be necessary to relieve your pain.
Why Would a Tooth Need to be Pulled?
There are a number of reasons that could present the need to have a tooth removed: crowding, disease or decay, in preparation for orthodontic work or fractured or broken teeth, just to name a few. It can seem daunting when you are struggling with a tooth that needs attention and we can provide you with the right solution to ease your pain and concerns.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction is performed right in our office using anesthetics to numb the area where a tooth will be pulled. Sleeping through the procedure means feeling no pain through the whole body. We understand the preference for gentle nitrous oxide or oral sedation dentistry and take the time to discuss the comfort options that are best for each procedure.
Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Removal
In the case of wisdom teeth, there are indications as they begin to come in whether or not there is a need for wisdom tooth removal. This can be due to the particular direction in which they come in, such as an awkward angle that has the top of the tooth facing backward, forward or to either side. The jaw may not be large enough causing them to become impacted, which prevents them from breaking through the gums. This is where surgical wisdom tooth extraction will correct the problem.
What To Expect
Tooth extractions shouldn’t be the frightening prospect that prevents some people from wanting to deal with them. We are equipped and ready to provide you the relief you need from whatever has occurred that calls for having a tooth removed. The procedure for a simple extraction does not take long and will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process.
Many are surprised to find out how easily and painlessly a tooth may be extracted. We help prepare patients to know what to expect following an extraction, whether there will be a need for antibiotics, if you will need a companion to be with you due to sedation and what to expect within the 24-hours following a procedure, or just how easy recovery can be with the proper treatment. It is our commitment to you to deliver a pleasant experience in order to help keep you in the best dental health. If you are concerned that you may need a tooth extraction in Pleasanton, make sure to contact Gateway Dental to schedule an appointment.