Dental Extractions in gilroy
Removal of Damaged & Infected Teeth
@My Gilroy Dentist - Amy N. Tran, D.D.S. provides simple extractions in
Gilroy for teeth that are damaged beyond repair or cannot be saved. Our
dental care is always customized to the needs of the individual patient.
Pl,ease keep in mind, your extraction may require a referral to our local
oral surgeons depending on your needs.
Please contact our office at
(408) 317-7300 to schedule an exam to determine if extraction is needed in your case.
Reasons for Extractions
Extraction is often determined to be necessary through a combination of
visual examination and taking x-rays of the affected tooth to identify
We extract teeth that are damaged by:
Depending on the individual needs of the patient, local, general, or intravenous
anesthesia may be required. If the tooth requires a simple extraction,
we will numb the area around the affected tooth. During the procedure,
you will only feel pressure and should not feel the pain. Special instruments
are used to loosen the tooth and remove it.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
The wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that tend to come in during
late adolescence or the early twenties. While not everyone needs to have
their wisdom teeth removed, wisdom teeth extractions are common.
Wisdom teeth may need to be removed when they are:
- Growing in at an angle
- Trying to come in when there isn’t room
- Affected by cavities or gum disease
The complexity of the surgery varies from patient to patient.
Caring for Your Teeth After Extractions
After tooth extractions, we will advise you about how to care for your
mouth. Ice packs can be used for 10 minutes at a time to reduce the swelling.
Take prescription or over-the-counter medication as directed by your dentist
and plan to rest for the first 24 hours. You should avoid drinking from
a straw, smoking, and do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours. You can brush
and floss but avoid the extraction site.
A blood clot will naturally form in the socket where the tooth was extracted.
This is normal and should be left alone. If this blood clot dislodges,
the bone can be exposed, which is known as a dry socket. You should contact
our office if this happens or if you experience bleeding that lasts more
than 12 hours, fever, vomiting or swelling at the site of the extraction.
If you suspect that you may need a tooth extracted, call
(408) 317-7300 to book an appointment.