Tooth Extractions in San Jose, CA
treat troublesome teeth
Tooth Extractions in San Jose
We will always do our best to save your damaged tooth, but there are some situations where the extraction and replacement of a particular tooth may be the best option. In these cases, Dr. Tuan of AT Dental Care San Jose offers gentle extractions with numbing and sedation. We will ensure you feel safe and comfortable throughout the entire process. If you are located in San Jose, schedule your consultation today.
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Basic Tooth Extractions
An extraction is usually required if a particular tooth is too badly damaged to be saved with an alternative treatment like a filling, crown or root canal. Extensive damage often occurs as the result of an oral injury, tooth decay, or even gum disease. During a basic extraction, your mouth will be numbed and cleaned. Then, Dr. Tuan will use a dental elevator to begin loosening the tooth in its socket. Once the tooth has been sufficiently loosened, Dr. Tuan will use dental forceps to extract the tooth from your mouth. The area will then be cleaned and sutured shut.
removing wisdom teeth
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Because of this, many patients choose to remove their wisdom teeth when they begin to erupt. Removing the wisdom teeth can help prevent further pain and dental complications. However, this is not always required, so we recommend consulting with Dr. Tuan to see if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.
impacted wisdom teeth
Healing & Aftercare
Dr. Tuan will give you a comprehensive set of post-care instructions. You’ll need to eat soft foods, rinse the treatment area, and take other steps to ensure you recover properly, so follow these instructions carefully.