Dental Extraction Specialist in Fresno, CA
A dental extraction involves surgically removing one or more teeth and it can be used to address various dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, impaction, trauma, and overcrowding. Dr. Prabhdeep K. Gill DDS, provides dental extractions ranging from removing a single tooth to extracting all four wisdom teeth at once. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720.
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Dental extractions are quite common when it comes to a patient’s wisdom teeth; however, there are other reasons for dental extractions for your teeth. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have a broken or cracked tooth, it is best to book an appointment with our dental clinic to ensure other methods are not plausible and tooth extractions are your only option.
Dental extractions are when teens or adults have their teeth removed, this includes wisdom teeth. Another reason could be excessive tooth decay, tooth infections, and even crowding of the teeth. Many times, patients who get braces may need one or two teeth removed to provide more room for their other teeth to shift properly into place. As well, individuals who may be undergoing chemotherapy or even who are going in for an organ transplant may need their compromised teeth removed to keep their mouths healthy.
Dental extractions are performed by dental extraction specialists, and they are often quite quick with our outpatient procedure. Our outpatient procedures use general intravenous anesthesia, local intravenous anesthesia, or a combination of both. Removing any visible teeth is considered a simple extraction for dental extraction specialists. However, teeth that are broken, that are below the gum’s surface, or that are impacted may require a more complex procedure.
You won’t know for sure you will need a tooth extraction unless your dentist informs you that you will need a tooth extraction. However, a few clues that you should visit your dentist soon to ensure you need a tooth extracted:
• Tooth pain
• Gum disease
• Impacted wisdom teeth
• Severe tooth decay
• Chipped or broken teeth that can’t be repaired
Often, if you are experiencing any of the above, you may have to get them surgically removed, especially if any alternatives cannot be completed.
An emergency tooth extraction is only required when it is absolutely necessary that the tooth needs to be removed within a 24-to-48-hour timeframe. Certain situations that may need this include massive tooth breaks, the patient is dealing with severe pain, large cracks found in a tooth, and other scenarios that may put the patient’s health at risk. If not, then dental tooth extractions are not considered an emergency.
Before the dental extraction is scheduled, our dental extraction specialists will have an x-ray completed of the tooth that will be extracted. At this point, you should let your dentist know of any medications you are taking, as well as any supplements, vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs to ensure none of them will have any negative effects on the local or general anesthesia they provide for the dental extraction.
As well, you should let your dental extraction specialists know if you have any other medical conditions including:
• Congenital heart defect
• Liver disease
• Thyroid disease
• Renal disease
• Artificial joints
• Damaged heart valves
• Adrenal disease
• Impaired immune system
• History of bacterial endocarditis
This is so your dentist can ensure all conditions are stable or treatment before undergoing any tooth extractions. You may be prescribed antibiotics for the days leading up to the dental extraction if:
• Surgery is expected to be longer
• You have a weakened immune system or experiencing an infection
• You have a specific medical condition that will need precautionary methods completed
It is quite helpful to keep this in mind for the day of the tooth extraction to ensure you receive quality dental extraction treatment:
• Ask your dentist if you will be receiving an IV for anesthesia, if so, wear a short-sleeved shirt, or even a loose-fitting shirt, and do not eat or drink for six to eight hours prior to your appointment
• Do not smoke before your extraction appointment
• Tell your dental extraction specialist if you have a cold, as you may need to reschedule your appointment
• Talk to your dentist if you are experiencing any vomiting or nausea the night before, this may require a set of different anesthesia or you may need to reschedule your appointment
• If you are receiving general anesthesia (ensure to ask your dentist prior to your appointment), make sure you have someone available to take you home after your appointment.
If you are looking for a dental extraction specialist, contact us today. Call us for more information, or request an appointment online today! We are located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720. We serve patients from Fresno CA, Clovis CA, Burness CA, Gordon CA, Calwa CA, and Easton CA.