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Tooth Extraction San Jose


Tooth extraction is a dental treatment that involves removing the entire tooth from its socket.

Our dentists will do whatever they can to save your natural tooth, though some restorative procedures may not always work.

If your tooth is significantly damaged and cannot be repaired, it must be extracted.

Reasons for a Tooth Extraction


We may consider a dental extraction if you have a cracked tooth, crowded teeth, serious tooth decay, an impacted tooth, severe gum disease, tooth luxation, or other oral injuries.

Visit South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery to learn more about tooth extraction procedures.

Preparation for tooth extraction


We will first inquire about your dental history before removing a tooth.

Our dental team will perform an exam on the surrounding gums and tissues as well as the affected tooth.

We will likely use X-rays to determine the degree of damage to your tooth.

Make sure you let us know about any medications, vitamins, or supplements you are taking.

Based on the information gathered, we will recommend the best strategy for removing your tooth.

If necessary, we may refer you to an oral surgeon.


Tooth Extraction Process


The two methods of dental extraction include simple tooth extraction and surgical tooth extraction.

A simple dental extraction occurs when a visible tooth is extracted.

The dentist begins by numbing the surrounding gum tissues using a local anesthetic.

After loosening the tooth with an elevator, the dentist will use dental forceps to remove it.


Because the dentist will not create an incision on your gums, you will not require stitches.

After your extraction procedure, you will heal up in just a few days.

It is recommended that you use painkillers if you are experiencing more pain.

Surgical tooth extraction is a more complicated procedure that requires removing a tooth that is not visible in your mouth.

Your dentist will make a small incision in the gum and pull out the underlying tooth.

This is a more involved procedure than a simple tooth extraction.

You will also require a longer time to recuperate, as you will need stitches.


Dental tools used for a tooth extractionSan Jose, CA

What happens after tooth removal?


To prevent bleeding after tooth extraction, your dentist will apply a piece of sterile gauze to the extraction region.

A blood clot will form to reduce the risk of dry socket and improve healing.

You may suffer minor bleeding and discomfort for up to 24 hours after your extraction.

Our dental team will give you suggestions on recovering quickly and caring for the extraction area.

The most important thing is to keep the area clean to avoid any infection.

After a dental extraction, don't smoke and avoid aggressive mouthwashing.

Also, avoid hot beverages and restrict physical activities.

In addition, avoid drinking through a straw.


If you are experiencing severe pain, excessive bleeding, or fever, contact us as soon as possible.

How long does it take to recover after tooth removal?


The rate of recovery varies from person to person, and it will also depend on if you had a simple or surgical extraction.

Most patients, however, recover in a few days.

Tooth Extraction Services In The San Jose Area


Visit our offices or contact us today at San Jose (408) 479-9449, Gilroy (408)479-8788, or Los Banos 209-826-4312 to schedule an appointment.


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