Oral Surgery in Oakland
Tooth extractions are a fairly common procedure in the dental world. Teeth may need to be extracted to remove decayed tooth structure, to create space for tooth movement (perhaps prior to Invisalign), or to remove teeth that will become problematic. Though the thought of having a tooth pulled can inspire anxiety, extractions don’t need to be nerve-wracking. By providing extractions along with cosmetic and general dental procedures, our Oakland CA dentist ensures that your tooth is extracted in a familiar, comfortable environment. You will feel at ease asking questions, voicing concerns, and getting familiar with your treatment because you will be working with your own dentist rather than an outsider. Your extraction will be accomplished quickly, and you will be prepared for the next step to your healthy, whole smile.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are often a target of extractions because they are so frequently difficult. They may come in at an angle that causes discomfort or leads to malocclusion. Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and their surfaces are commonly riddled with crevices and fissures – both traits that make them difficult to clean properly. Wisdom teeth are prone to decay, and may aid the surrounding molars in becoming similarly spotted with cavities. These troublesome teeth are so detrimental, without adding significantly to chewing function. It’s typically better to have them removed before they negatively affect your other teeth.
Tooth Extraction Procedure
No two extractions are exactly alike. The process will differ based on your tooth, your sensitivity, your needs, and your dental anxiety. We offer a wide range of anesthesia options to accommodate you. You will not feel pain or be uncomfortable during your extraction. If you have multiple teeth needing extraction, our Oakland dentist may choose to remove them in a single appointment. Our staff will communicate every step of the process prior to and during the appointment so that you are aware of the treatment specifics. Familiarity breeds comfort.
In order to extract the tooth, Dr. Ghassemi may need to make a small incision in the gum to release the tooth’s structure. This is a necessity for most wisdom teeth. Our Oakland dentist will gently ease the tooth from its socket, and close the area with stitches. You will not need to have the stitches removed after the site has healed – Summit Dental uses soluble stitches that disintegrate naturally.
We will allow your extraction site ample time to heal before proceeding with restorative dental work. Ready to rid yourself of problematic teeth? Discover how comfortable an extraction can be with our caring Oakland CA dental team.