When a tooth is compromised or infected and cannot be saved there are situations that require tooth extraction. At Floor Dental Group we always try and save your natural tooth before resorting to an extraction.
Our skilled doctors can make tooth extraction easy and painless, and we use only state-of-the-art equipment and technology. We provide exceptional preventative dentistry services for tooth extraction and repair. Our patients know they are in the very best care when they visit Floor Dental Group.
Wisdom teeth removal can be necessary for patients as early as 12 years old up to their early 20s. The average mouth is sized to hold 28 teeth comfortably, but often times there are 4 extra wisdom teeth that grow in the third molar position. This can cause a number of issues including: teeth crowding, cyst formation, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal is fairly common and is a safe procedure. Our team will assess your needs through an oral examination to determine if wisdom teeth removal is what you need. Wisdom tooth extraction usually is carried out with local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or general anesthesia. Your dentist will discuss your options with you before your procedure to ensure you have the best experience.
If you need wisdom teeth removal in Cupertino, Saratoga, or Campbell, call our office to schedule your initial appointment today!
Many patients have questions about the details of the procedure or recovery process when they have been told they require a tooth extraction. Below are common questions to help provide information before an extraction appointment.
If you have a tooth that has severe decay or infection the tooth must be treated right away. This is to help preserve the natural tooth and stop the infection from spreading. If the tooth is compromised and cannot be saved or is severely weak, tooth extraction may be necessary.
Our extraction process is simple and painless, and we always keep our patients comfortable. Once your tooth is pulled our team will discuss tooth replacement options to help you choose which option works best for you.
The extraction process is simple and we use a local anesthetic or laughing gas to keep our patients relaxed and pain-free. The local anesthetic is applied around the extraction tooth and this helps to numb the area. Laughing gas or Nitrous Oxide is given through a mask that is placed over the mouth.
The Nitrous Oxide is inhaled and combined with oxygen to help keep you comfortable during the procedure. Our doctors have years of experience in extractions and always have your best interest in mind.
After an extraction procedure, our staff will discuss at-home care to assist in your recovery. We recommend bringing a friend or family member with you to help you get home safely. Patients should rest a few days after the extraction and avoid rigorous exercise. Straws or sucking should be avoided as the extraction site heals.
Our staff will schedule a follow-up appointment in our office to remove any stitches and check to see that the area is healing properly. Once the patient has healed, we recommend setting up another appointment with our doctors to discuss tooth replacement options. Floor Dental Group offers many tooth replacement options and can help you decide which option is best.
At Floor Dental Group we care about your smile and want all of our patients to have a beautiful and functional smile after tooth extraction.
When a patient needs a teeth removal procedure, they are concerned with the next steps regarding tooth replacement. Floor Dental Group offers many choices for tooth replacement. Our doctors will discuss each option and depending on the location, your oral health, and the number of teeth extracted will determine what option is best.
Dental implants are the best option to replace both a single tooth or numerous teeth in the mouth. Implants are durable and last for years, or a lifetime if they are cared for properly. Implants look natural and provide exceptional function and strength. The procedure involves placing the implant in the jaw to act like a tooth root. An abutment piece is connected to the implant, and a crown is affixed on top security to restore your smile. Dental implants do require a healing process but are a great investment and a long-lasting solution to restore your smile.
Dental bridges are another tooth replacement option for one or many missing teeth in the same area of the mouth. Dental bridges are anchored by either existing teeth on either side of the bridge or can be implant-supported. This option looks natural and can restore the function of your smile.
Dentures are a less expensive option for tooth replacement and can replace a full arch of teeth or a partial set of teeth. At Floor Dental Group we offer full dentures, partial dentures, immediate dentures, and implant-supported dentures for our patients. Our detailed examination and consultation process can help you choose an option that fits your needs and budget.
Traditional dentures are removable, and with today’s technology dentures are comfortable and look natural. Immediate dentures can be placed directly after tooth extraction, but do require additional appointments for adjustments in the future. Implant-supported dentures are anchored by two implants on either side of the artificial teeth. This option can be fixed or snapped in and out for ease of cleaning. With any of our denture options, they require multiple adjustments and maintenance at least once a year to ensure they fit properly and are still functional.
Whether you decide to move forward with dental implants or dentures, our team at Floor Dental Group will support you every step of the way. We provide ongoing maintenance or repair for tooth replacement and recommend regular visits to our office to ensure your smile looks healthy. Talk to one of our team members to inquire more about our tooth replacement options.
If you have a tooth that requires extraction, or you have recently had a tooth extracted and are interested in finding out more about tooth replacement options, contact Floor Dental Group. We offer flexible scheduling and can help restore your smile and have you feeling better quickly. To schedule an appointment contact Floor Dental Group, and our friendly staff will assist you.