Regular & Emergency Tooth Extraction in Temecula, CA
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You and Dr. Tsvetov may determine that you need a tooth extraction and possibly multiple extractions for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired, requiring a same-day emergency tooth extraction. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or for orthodontic reasons, in preparation for your orthodontic treatment in Temecula Valley.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Tsvetov will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth for patients in Temecula and the surrounding areas.
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The extraction process
Whether you need an emergency tooth extraction or a regular procedure, the extraction process is typically the same unless there are any major complications. At the time of extraction, an oral surgeon will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During your regular or emergency dental extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You will feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction, please let us know right away. Here at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we want to help you go through this process without pain and anxiety. Dr. Tsvetov is an experienced oral surgeon who performs this procedure of emergency extractions of wisdom teeth or standard emergency dental extraction with care. The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia: the choice is entirely up to you.
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Sectioning a tooth
Some teeth require sectioning prior to extraction in order to facilitate the process. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
Tooth extraction aftercare
After tooth extraction, be it ortho extractions, ortho premolar extractions or ortho serial extractions, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process:
- Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.
- After the blood clot forms, it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
- After the tooth is extracted, you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep the swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
- Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.
- It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.
After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our Temecula office immediately.
What is considered an emergency tooth extraction?
An emergency tooth extraction is a situation where a tooth needs to be removed (extracted) on an emergency basis. This means the same day, or as soon as possible. Typically, the reason for this is because the tooth is infected or abscessed, or possibly is fractured, causing pain and swelling to the mouth and face.
You can schedule this type of procedure with our qualified emergency oral surgeon, in addition to planned teeth removal for orthodontics, before or after you get your braces. Dr. Tsvetov offers emergency dental assistance to patients not only in Temecula but throughout Riverside County.
When is an emergency tooth extraction necessary?
A same-day emergency tooth extraction is necessary when waiting longer can and will cause significant harm to the patient. For example, if a tooth is abscessed, the infection that is initially localized around the tooth can continue to spread into the deeper tissues of the face and neck.
In some situations, especially in patients who have weak immune systems (due to cancer or diabetes), the infection can spread rapidly and potentially close off the airway, interfering with the patient’s ability to breathe. Infection of the upper teeth can lead to infection around the eye, possibly leading to blindness. In extremely rare cases, an infection can even spread to the brain.
If you have any kind of dental emergency, contact us and we’ll schedule an appointment with Dr. Tsvetov, the most reputable emergency dental surgeon in Temecula and the region. Dr. Tsvetov will take steps to minimize potential dental risks by performing the procedure within the shortest period of time.
How much is an emergency tooth extraction?
For patients with dental insurance, the cost is established based on what their plan’s allowable charges are. This may include a patient needing to provide a copay. For patients paying in cash, an emergency tooth extraction will typically cost around $500 which includes X rays, evaluation and any followup care required. If the tooth in question is an impacted wisdom tooth, the cost of the extraction can go up to $650.
Here at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, most of our procedures are covered by insurance. For any other questions on payment or same-day emergency tooth extraction near you in Temecula or the area, feel free to contact our office.
Where can I get an emergency tooth extraction in Temecula & the area?
Here, at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we routinely perform same day emergency tooth extraction for our patients. Dr. Tsvetov is an experienced, educated, and board-certified emergency oral surgeon in the area, specializing in different types of dental procedures. Please feel free to call the office at (951) 225 1943 to schedule your free same day emergency consultation.