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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 the problem.

We extract teeth that are damaged by:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Crowding

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:

  • Impacted
  • 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.

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    “Dr. Tran is awesome! I would have to say the visit here has been the best dental visit I've been to. Dr. Tran is incredibly knowledgeable and personable and her staff are friendly and positive.”

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    “Dr. Amy and her staff are awesome! Everyone is friendly, caring, and they do great work. I had put off getting a few teeth fixed but had such a good experience my first visit that I scheduled the additional work right away.”

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    “Dr. Tran and her staff are extremely thorough, friendly, and put you at ease from the first minute you walk in the door. She is a perfectionist with her work and puts the patient first always! Highly recommend.”

    - Ed S.
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    “Amazing! Went above and beyond to ensure my comfort. I am very nervous about dental treatment due to bad experiences. Dr. Tran got to the point and did not make me feel overwhelmed with all that needed to be done.”

    - Amie A.
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