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Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions in Poway

Not all damaged or decayed teeth have to be removed, but when tooth extraction is necessary Dr. Patel ensures that the process is gentle and promotes fast healing. If you are in need of restoring your bite and the healthy functions of your smile, our team at Pomerado Family Dental will take care of you and provide the best options in recovering your smile. Give us a call at (858) 674-5252 to ask us about your options and schedule a consultation.

Do I Need a Tooth Extracted?

Are you concerned about a nagging toothache, worn down tooth, or tooth sensitivity that seems to be getting worse over time? Different factors may result in the need to have a tooth extracted:

  • Crowded smile, where there isn’t enough space for the teeth to align properly in the jaw. This can result in a change in bite, which can undo the orthodontic work of a straightened smile after braces, invisalign or years of wearing a retainer if left untreated.
  • Impacted teeth, where teeth remain blocked under the gumline as they push through the gum into the mouth. Because impacted teeth and wisdom teeth often require different methods of extraction, they may require the attention of a recommended specialist.
  • Significant tooth decay, where bacteria is present deep in the tooth or gums, or a dental trauma, and where the tooth cannot be saved by other restorative means.
  • Sinus issues due to wisdom teeth pushing against the sinus cavity and causing pain, pressure, and congestion.

Providing Gentle Dentistry with Dr. Patel

When you come to Pomerado Family Dental in Poway we understand that recovering your smile can be an intimidating process. That is why we’ll take you into the good caring hands of our team, who can guide you through what to expect of the process, what your options are, and what you need in order to achieve a healthier, functional smile.

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction generally requires the application of a general anesthetic, or sedation dentistry, where a controlled amount of sedative medicine is administered to reduce any dental anxiety and create a calm experience during the treatment. During the process, you will typically only feel a sensation of pressure as the tooth is carefully held by dental forceps and rocked slowly back and forth. Your dentist can also seal the area using a few dissolvable dental stitches.

Connecting You with the Best Possible Care

Dr. Patel takes special care in understanding his patients and their particular dental needs.There are occasions, such as with an impacted tooth (common in cases of wisdom tooth extraction) where he may recommend you to that of a highly trained specialist who will help oversee your dental care. No matter what dental treatment you may need, it is Dr. Patel’s goal to ensure that you are in the best hands possible for your dental care and comfort.

Bone Grafting and Socket Preservation

Dr. Patel performs a comprehensive restorative technique known as bone grafting and socket preservation to prevent or greatly reduce the bone and soft tissue loss that can occur after a tooth extraction. As an effect, he is able to recover the height and width of the bony ridge of the jawbone and gums that may heal unevenly, or appear collapsed, if left untreated.

Bone grafting and socket preservation helps to prevent or reverse the functional and cosmetic defects that commonly follow tooth extraction, and can be vital to enable the jawbone to be able to support functional tooth replacement options such as with bridgework, a dental implant or implant supported denture.

Dental Implants and Implant Supported Dentures

Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant or implant supported denture may eliminate years of discomfort or inconvenience when compared to tooth replacement with less advanced methods. Dental implants or implant supported dentures look, feel and function just like healthy teeth and are permanently secured into the jawbone, so they won’t slip or fall out while you eat, smile or have a conversation with your friends. They are also the only form of tooth replacement known to support the bone density in the jaw and reduce the rate of bone loss over time.

Your Family Dentist in Poway, California

If you are in need of tooth extraction or tooth replacement with a dental implant or implant supported denture, Pomerado Family Dental offers exceptional care with a gentle touch. We take great strides in staying aligned with current research and best practices to offer you the best in dental care. Call us at (858) 674-5252 or stop by 15706 Pomerado Rd #201, Poway, CA 92064 to schedule an appointment today. We’re proud to serve our local communities in Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos and nearby.

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A Message From Our Family

“It’s exciting to be a part of improving the health of our patients. If it wasn’t for our community, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do and enjoy the satisfaction of watching our patients lead better lives with quality dental care. As a dental office, we’re upbeat, up-to-date and passionate about our patients. We strive for the attention to detail that sets us apart from any other dental practice, with a dental staff that looks forward to seeing you smile.”

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