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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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!