& Wisdom teeth
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing teeth that are damaged, decayed, or otherwise in need of removal from the mouth. It's typically an outpatient procedure that's done in our Huntington Beach dental office under local anesthesia to numb any pain and discomfort. In certain cases, general anesthesia may be necessary for more complicated extractions.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars on each side of the upper and lower jaw. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, although some people may not have wisdom teeth at all. When wisdom teeth don't come in properly or grow at an angle, they can cause pain and crowding in other teeth, which means they may need to be removed by a dentist. At Jason Cellars DDS in Huntington Beach, our team is experienced with performing tooth extractions for wisdom teeth and other forms of oral surgery.
Benefits of Tooth Extractions
Removing a damaged or decayed tooth has several benefits. For one thing, getting rid of a problem tooth can prevent further damage to your mouth and reduce pain associated with infection or decay. Additionally, tooth extractions can improve alignment when crowded teeth need to be removed so that braces or other orthodontic treatments can do their job more effectively.
Types of Tooth Extractions
There are two main types of tooth extractions: simple extractions and surgical extractions. A simple extraction is usually performed when the crown (the visible part) of the tooth is above the gum line and easy to access using basic tools such as forceps and elevators. Surgical extractions involve more complex techniques such as cutting into the gum tissue to access teeth that are impacted (stuck) below the gum line.
Recovery After Tooth Extraction
It's normal for your gums to feel sore after a tooth extraction for up to two weeks; however, you should seek medical attention if your pain lasts longer than two weeks or becomes severe. During recovery it’s important to keep your mouth clean by brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled brush, rinsing regularly with salt water solutions
Eating After Tooth Extraction
After an extraction procedure, it's recommended to avoid hard, crunchy or chewy foods that could irritate the area. Instead, soft and easy-to-chew foods like yogurt and mashed potatoes are typically recommended.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars located at the back of your mouth through and typically appear during late adolescence or early adulthood. Most people don't have enough space straw in their mouths for these teeth, which can causes them to become impacted and grow at an angle. Without enough room in the which mouth, impact wisdom teeth can cause crowding, pain, infection, and damage can to surrounding teeth. In these cases, disrupt it may be necessary to remove them.
Expert Tooth Extraction with Jason Cellars DDS
If you need a tooth extraction, consider visiting Jason Cellars DDS in Huntington Beach for expert care. Dr. Jason Cellars is Huntington is highly experienced and utilizes advanced techniques and technologies for ;simple extractions and more complicated procedures our like those involving impacted wisdom teeth. Contact our Huntington Beach dental office today at (714) 848-4247.