You probably want to keep your natural teeth as long as possible. Dr. Nathan Jergensen and the team at Diamond Valley Dentist in Hemet, CA share this commitment, providing preventive and restorative care to keep your mouth healthy. Sometimes, though, tooth extractions are necessary. In that situation, patients in the Beaumont, Perris, Menifee, and Murrieta area receive gentle, compassionate treatment for low-key procedures with predictable results.
Usually, only local anesthetic is needed to ensure a comfortable experience. However, at Diamond Valley Dentist, you also have the option of general anesthesia for a more complex surgical extraction, or if you simply prefer to be “knocked out.”
For an impacted tooth (one that has not fully emerged), gum and bone tissue covering the tooth are removed. Using special forceps, Dr. Jergensen holds the tooth and rocks it. This loosens the tooth from connective ligaments and jawbone. Then, the tooth can be easily lifted out of the socket. A large one may be cut into pieces for less traumatic molar extraction.
You return home with thorough post-procedure instructions to minimize the risk of complications, and assurance that the dental team is just a call away if you have concerns.
Wisdom teeth removal is common. A modern diet does not require three sets of molars, so if these teeth are impacted, causing discomfort, or threatening to crowd healthy teeth, they can come out. If there is no problem, wisdom tooth extraction is not necessary.
Other potential reasons for teeth surgery include:
Are you experiencing dental problems? Let’s talk about whether restorative dentistry or extraction makes the most sense for you. Call 951-458-6545.
If you could use a smile pick-me-up, you've come to the right place. Contact Dr. Nathan Jergensen, your Hemet dentist at Diamond Valley Dentist today by giving us a call at 951-458-6545 or requesting an appointment online.