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.

How tooth extraction is performed

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.

When your Hemet, CA dentist may recommend tooth extractions

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:

  • Tooth decay removal – If decay has compromised a large portion of the tooth or made its way to the root.
  • Broken tooth removal – A tooth broken below the gumline or with a large degree of trauma.
  • Infection or risk of infection – When the nerve center of the tooth becomes infected, extraction is an alternative to root canal therapy. Someone with a compromised immune system, such as from organ transplant or chemotherapy, may choose extraction as a health precaution.
  • Periodontal disease – Advanced gum disease destroys support structures for teeth.
  • Preparation for orthodontics or dentures – In a severely crowded mouth, or when only a few natural teeth remain.

Are you experiencing dental problems? Let’s talk about whether restorative dentistry or extraction makes the most sense for you. Call 951-458-6545.

Get in Touch!

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.

Get the Quality Care You Deserve