Gun Gil Lee, DDS
Dentist and Dental Implants located in San Bernardino, CA
If you have tooth crowding, impacted wisdom teeth, or severely decayed or damaged teeth, a tooth extraction can improve your oral health. At Dental Lounge in San Bernardino, California, general dentist Gun Gil Lee, DDS, and his highly trained staff offer tooth extractions, along with cosmetic dentistry solutions, to restore your smile. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today to find out if a tooth extraction is right for you.
Tooth Extraction Q&A
What is tooth extraction?
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which your specialist permanently removes a tooth from your mouth that is damaged, decaying, or too crowded.
Doing so allows your dentist to replace a natural tooth if needed with an artificial tooth and reduce the risk of oral health complications.
What are the benefits of tooth extraction?
The main benefits you can experience from extraction are less tooth crowding and the elimination of severe tooth decay. Extractions can reduce pain caused by crowding or decay and make room for aesthetically pleasing artificial teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.
Is tooth extraction right for me?
Your dentist discusses your oral health history, takes dental X-rays, and evaluates your teeth and gums before letting you know if you’re a candidate for tooth extraction.
You might need extraction because of impacted wisdom teeth, baby teeth that don’t fall out on their own, or severely decayed or damaged teeth that aren’t repairable.
Your dentist personalizes each treatment to give you the best possible results and only extracts teeth when necessary to improve oral health or the look of your smile.
What happens during a tooth extraction?
Right before tooth extraction at the Dental Lounge, your dentist numbs the treatment area, so you don't feel pain. They offer medicine to make you feel comfortable and relaxed or help you fall asleep during the procedure.
Your dentist uses specialized dental tools to remove the affected tooth. They close the incisions or fill in empty gaps with gauze to control bleeding.
What should I expect after the procedure?
After tooth extraction, you rest in a recovery area. You can expect some tenderness during the healing process after extraction. Follow all of your post-care instructions.
You might follow a liquid or soft-food diet initially after the procedure, and eat solid foods when your dentist gives you permission. Ice the treatment area and take medications as directed.
Avoid brushing your teeth vigorously, drinking through a straw, or completing vigorous exercise until your dentist says it’s okay. Call the Dental Lounge office if you experience any problems.
When your mouth heals after extraction, the Dental Lounge team offers replacement teeth as needed to fill in the empty gaps. Examples include implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures that perfect your beautiful smile.
To learn more about tooth extraction and find out if it’s right for you, call the Dental Lounge office or schedule an appointment online today.