Tooth Extractions Specialist

Reza Kasiri, DDS -  - General Dentist

Orthodontics and General Dentistry

Reza Kasiri, DDS

General Dentist located in Pacific Beach, North Park, San Diego, CA

If patients suffer from trauma to the mouth, extensive decay, or overcrowded teeth, tooth extraction may be needed. Thanks to the advanced tooth extraction techniques and state-of-the-art equipment used by Dr. Reza Kasiri, patients in the North Park area of Pacific Beach, San Diego, California can get the tooth extraction they need easily and comfortably at Orthodontics and General Dentistry.

Tooth Extractions Q & A

How are tooth extractions done?

The method of tooth extraction depends on the location of the tooth and the reason for the extraction. Some extractions are very simple: Dr. Kasiri numbs the gum, grasps the tooth with a special instrument, and finally removes it.

Other extractions are more complex, including situations such as:

  • A tooth that's broken below the gum line
  • A very fragile tooth that is likely to break apart
  • An impacted tooth (a tooth that has only partially emerged from the gum)

In more complex extractions, Dr. Kasiri may need to incise the gum so the entire tooth can be accessed.

He also places patient comfort as a top priority, so he makes sure that you're not suffering during the extraction. Thanks to sedation, you sleep through the whole extraction.

Are there alternatives to having a tooth extracted?

In specific instances when trauma or decay damages a tooth, Dr. Kasiri may save it with a root canal procedure or a dental crown. However, when damage is severe, extraction may be the best alternative.

When does a tooth need to be extracted?

Dr. Kasiri performs a thorough exam and evaluation including X-rays to determine whether your tooth needs extracting. In the following cases, extraction is often necessary:

  • When decay is extensive
  • When your bite is affected
  • When there's a risk of infection in the surrounding teeth, gums, or jaw bone
  • When wisdom teeth are causing pain or damaging your other teeth as they emerge

What type of pain control is used during and after an extraction?

Today's methods use highly advanced technology, which means that extractions involve minimal or no discomfort.

Any discomfort you may feel afterward can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication and sometimes intermittent application of an ice pack to reduce swelling. Talk to Dr. Kasiri about pain management options if you're concerned about discomfort issues.

With nearly 30 years of experience as a dentist, Dr. Kasiri is exceptionally skilled in tooth extraction. He uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure that extractions are easier than they've ever been. Use the online appointment tool or call the office to arrange a visit now!