How can we help you?
We appreciate that patients have questions before they visit a dental office. At Keledjian Dental, we encourage patient questions. Whether you have concerns about our office or about your upcoming procedure, we encourage you to contact us to ask.
Here you will find some of our most common questions. If yours is not on the list, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.
In many cases when you need to have a dental extraction, we can take care of you right in our office. Teeth sometimes need to an extraction if they sustained serious damage, if they have a serious infection, or if they are very deeply decayed.
Doing an extraction is never our first choice when it comes to dental treatment. At Keledjian dental, we focus on prevention and saving teeth. However, certain circumstances require an extraction, especially if it is necessary to protect your health.
When you visit our office for an evaluation of your troubled tooth, we can discuss your options. In some cases, if your surgery is complex or surgical in nature, we may need to refer you to a specialist. However, if we can treat you in our office, we will.
When you have an extraction, we will provide you with aftercare information so you can heal quickly and without complications. Once you have healed completely, we will offer you tooth replacement options. Replacing a missing tooth is important in maintaining the integrity of your remaining teeth.
From dental implant restorations to partials or bridges, we provide a wide variety of options to replace your teeth with the greatest function and comfort possible.
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If you think you are in need of a dental extraction, contact our office to schedule a consultation!
The best way to determine if you need a dental extraction is to schedule an exam with Dr. Jason Keledjian. That way, he knows how best to address your particular issue. If you have a tooth that hurts, that does not necessarily mean that you need an extraction. You could need a root canal, filling, or night guard (if you grind your teeth).
If your tooth is already mobile, you may need a dental extraction, but in some cases we can save your tooth.
A dental extraction is usually only advised if you have a tooth that will not respond to any other type of dental treatments such as root canals.
Typical Reasons For Dental Extractions
- Split or cracked tooth
- Deep decay
- Broken root
- Serious infection or abscess
In many cases, we can perform the extraction right here in our office, especially if your tooth is already mobile. If it requires surgery or a complex extraction, we may refer you to a specialist just for your own comfort and wellbeing.
We know that continuity of care is important to our patients, so we will take care of you whenever possible and please know that when we refer you to a specialist, it is someone we know and trust. Contact our office at (559) 673-2257 to schedule a consultation!
When we determine, after an exam with Dr. Keledjian, that you need a dental extraction, we will first determine if you should have your procedure done here or if we need to refer you to a specialist. In most cases, we can treat you right in our dental office.
Dr. Jason Keledjian will make sure you are completely comfortable for your procedure. He takes extra precautions to make sure you will not feel a thing. That way, you do not have to worry about pain.
What kinds of extractions do you do?
The dental extractions we do in our office are simple extractions. Dr. Keledjian will numb the area all around your tooth and gently wiggle it loose from your jaw. He has special instruments to help remove your tooth and in many cases, it will come out in one piece. Sometimes if it is broken or severely decayed, we will remove it in several pieces.
Having an extraction really sounds like no fun, but if you follow your aftercare instructions closely, you should heal quickly. Your mouth has a great capacity for healing.
Once you feel better and the swelling goes down, Dr. Keledjian will offer you various tooth replacement options so that you can eat, speak, and smile again.
Call Keledjian Dental for your dental extraction
If you think you are in need of a dental extraction either call our office at (559) 673-2257 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation!
Dental extractions come in two main types: surgical and simple. We perform simple extractions in our office. That means no surgery is required to remove your tooth successfully. An extraction is always a last resort at Keledjian Dental. We do our best to save as many of your natural teeth as possible, because that is best for your health.
That being said, sometimes an extraction is our only option for your health and comfort. When this problem arises, we will share all of your options with you.
Healing from a dental extraction
Once we complete your dental extraction, your healing time depends largely on how complicated your extraction was and how closely you follow our aftercare instructions. For most simple extractions, healing time is relatively short and uncomplicated.
While healing times vary, you should be feeling significantly better within a couple of weeks. After your extraction, you should start feeling better and better each day. Your swelling and tenderness will subside and the tissue where your tooth used to be will begin to shrink and heal.
If you do not feel steady improvement after your extraction, we should see you in our office to make sure you do not have an infection, dry socket, or other complication causing you pain or tenderness.
Schedule a consultation
If you have any questions or concerns about the healing process following an extraction, contact our office and we can help!
While pain can be an indicator of a serious issue requiring a dental extraction, it is not always the case. If your tooth had a root canal before needing the extraction, you will not feel it because root canal teeth have no nerves.
Deeply decayed, infected, and troubled teeth can cause real health concerns. Anytime you have an infection and destructive bacteria in your mouth, you should address the situation because it can lead to other serious systemic illnesses such as heart attacks and strokes.
Simple Extractions In-Office
Dr. Jason Keledjian performs many necessary dental extractions right here in our own office. He knows that continuity of care is important to our patients and so if he can help you, he will. In some cases, if your extraction is a complex one, we may need to refer you to one of our friends in oral surgery for treatment.
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When you have an extraction in our office, you do not have to worry. We will take excellent care of you from start to finish. Our compassionate team and Dr. Keledjian will make sure you are completely comfortable and relaxed prior to beginning any treatment. If you have concerns about having a dental extraction, contact us about it so we can make sure you feel confident in your treatment.