Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel perform tooth extractions at Fullerton Craft Smiles when deemed necessary for long term dental health. Tooth extractions are always considered the option of last resort- recommended only when a root canal is not sufficient due to severe damage or infection.
Drs. Patel and Patel are both highly trained with experience in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We will work with you to determine the best tooth replacement solution for a lasting, functional smile.
TOOTH EXTRACTIONS: WHAT TO EXPECT
Dr. Patel and our staff will fully explain all aspects of your tooth extraction procedure as well as how to care for your oral health afterwards to ensure proper healing. We will also discuss your medical history to determine if preventive antibiotics should be taken prior to the procedure.
For simple extractions, we offer local anesthetics for your comfort. For patients who feel especially anxious or who suffer with dental anxiety, our office also offers sedation options so you can feel completely relaxed during the procedure.
If you experience fever, severe pain in the socket area or significant bleeding restarts after several hours, contact our office as soon as possible.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
As your family dentist, Dr. Patel will monitor the development of wisdom teeth and make the recommendation for extraction when deemed necessary for your dental health. In most cases, the wisdom teeth affect neighboring teeth and cause bite problems when teeth become too crowded. For lifelong dental health and to avoid having teeth shift, the wisdom teeth are removed after they have erupted.
If impacted wisdom teeth in an adult patient have become infected, common signs and symptoms are swelling, pain and infection.
Dr. Kush Patel or Dr. Krutav Patel may remove your wisdom teeth in our Fullerton dentist office, but in situations where teeth are impacted and affecting the bone you may be referred to a local oral surgeon for care.