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Tooth Extraction

We want our teeth in our mouths, right? Though this is true most of the time, many situations can arise where removing a tooth might actually be the best option. Tooth extraction in Riverside is far from uncommon, but you still want an experienced dental surgeon on your side to ensure a smooth procedure. Our options include wisdom tooth removal and more at Tropic Dental Care, providing a comfortable routine procedure that will see you leaving our office with improved symptom relief and a healthier smile overall. Contact us today to learn more about tooth removal and if it might be what you need.

What Is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove a damaged or otherwise problematic tooth. The most common version of this procedure is wisdom teeth removal, which thousands of patients get across the country each year. The good news is that modern tooth extraction is typically painless, fast, and can be good for your overall oral health in some situations. The procedure consists of your surgeon providing an appropriate anesthetic and then taking out the tooth. Usually, this is done with only minor incisions that heal within a matter of days.
What Is the Procedure Like?

As we mentioned above, getting a tooth pulled in the 21st century is far from what it used to be. Nowadays, we use either numbing local anesthetic or sedation to ensure that you feel absolutely no pain during your procedure. Once you are number, tooth removal can actually be only a matter of a few minutes, depending on the tooth you need taken out. Wisdom teeth extraction can sometimes take a little longer, as the teeth may still be beneath the gums or in unusual positions.


After your tooth extraction, you can return home the same day. However, you will need someone to drive you if you had any kind of sedation. Even if you did not, having someone drive you can still be a good idea so you aren’t distracted by lingering numbness or any soreness. Speaking of, there can be some soreness, stiffness, swelling, and bleeding at the site of the extraction. However, these are normal and can clear up in a matter of a few days most of the time. Some lingering swelling and stiffness can take a bit longer to go away.

Signs You Need a Tooth Pulled
Removing a tooth will always be our last resort option at Tropic Dental Care. Before that, we will do anything we can to save a tooth if it is viable. However, sometimes damage, decay, or other factors can result in a tooth that simply needs to be taken out of the equation. In these situations, a tooth extraction in Riverside at Tropic Dental Care will be just what your smile needs. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it might mean a tooth need removing. However, it is still important to come in for an appointment first, so our specialist can see if you actually need your tooth removed or if we can save and restore the tooth.
Do you have?
  • Severe tooth pain?
  • Persistent jaw pain or stiffness?
  • Visible gum disease (or history of gum disease)?
  • Gums that are significantly swollen or discolored around a tooth?
  • Bleeding from gums around a tooth?
  • Severely decayed or damaged teeth?
These might point to a tooth that needs removal, or they might point to a tooth on the verge of being able to be saved. All the more reason to give us a call and set up your next appointment at Tropic Dental Care as soon as possible to get timely treatment.
Alternatives to Tooth Removal
For damaged or decayed teeth, there is often the chance to restore the tooth rather than pull it. If you catch the problem early on, a simple routine root canal may be enough to get your tooth back on track. Other options include dental bonding. If you have already had a tooth removed, you can replace them with long-lasting dental implants or dental bridges to get your smile back to 100%. Before your tooth removal, we can discuss all your tooth restoration options with you so you can have a full plan going into the procedure.

If you think you need a root canal, we strongly recommend you call our office or use our online form to set up your appointment today. In a case where the infection might be considered an emergency, we even offer patients the option for same-day emergency dentist appointments. In any case, the sooner you come in for treatment, the better your results can be. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and give your smile the premium care and treatment it deserves.

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