Your Ultimate Tooth Extraction Guide  

December 10, 2021 - Digital Resource Blogger

Are you trembling at the thought of an impending tooth extraction? Most dental patients fear oral surgery, and you’re not alone. However, those who approach it the right way will discover that the experience is not as bad as they think. You should never be a slave to a dental phobia, and learning more about what to expect with tooth extractions in Santa Clara will go a long way in dealing with your anxieties 

We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked tooth extraction concerns below. Yours is probably somewhere on this list — if it isn’t, use this as an opportunity to contact us.  

  instruments used for tooth extractions in Santa Clara

FAQs on Tooth Extraction Procedure

Will I Be Sedated or Subjected to Anesthesia Before the Extraction?

Anesthesia is always administered before extraction to ensure that you won’t experience any pain during the procedure. On the other hand, some patients may be sedated as this helps with dental anxiety or other worries connected to the operation. If you have a history of dental anxiety, please let your dentist know so they can talk about your alternatives.  

What Will the Extraction Be Like?

The method will differ depending on whether you are undergoing a basic or invasive extraction. The following are the common steps:     

  • Tooth Extraction Planning – You and your dentist will talk about what to expect before the treatment. This is your opportunity to receive detailed answers to your queries. If you have a lot to say, jot down your thoughts beforehand so you can make sure you ask everything that is on your mind.  
  • Anesthesia or Sedation – Your tooth will be extracted painlessly because the extraction site will be totally numbed. During treatment, you will feel some pressure but not pain. If you do, it’s essential that you let your dentist know so they can offer an extra anesthetic.  
  • Loosening of Tooth – A forceps and dental elevator will be used by your dentist to lift and dislodge your tooth.  
  • Extraction of a Tooth – When the tooth is loose and ready, it will be extracted.  

Why Do I Have Wisdom Teeth?

It’s natural to ask why we’re forced to deal with such inconvenient (and seemingly pointless) arrangements. Truth be told, experts are still debating why we have third molars. Some speculate that they are primitive structures from a previous evolutionary stage. Because our forefathers ate a different diet than we do today, with more coarse food, they needed more teeth.  

Wisdom teeth are the last to form and erupt; therefore, they don’t usually appear in the mouth until you reach the age of 18-25. Some are fortunate that they don’t acquire wisdom teeth at all, while others get anywhere from one to four.  

Should All Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?

Some wisdom teeth are not required to be extracted, but you must take extra precautions. It’s always possible that they’ll turn out to be an issue in the future. It’s critical to schedule regular dental visits so your dentist can keep an eye on your mouth for signs of developing problems. If your wisdom teeth fall into most of the following categories, you may be able to keep them in your mouth:     

  • Healthy  
  • Fully erupted  
  • Not lodged in the gum line   
  • Well-aligned and functional  
  • It can easily be reached by a toothbrush  

female patient undergoing tooth extractions in Santa Clara  

Call to Schedule Your Tooth Extractions in Santa Clara!

If you’re all set and ready to dive into this dental treatment, please contact our friendly staff at Dr. Jayne Dentistry, so we can prepare everything you need.