We Treat The Problem And Provide The Best Options!
From wisdom teeth to a crowded smile, sometimes tooth extraction is the best option
At New Image Dental we keep patients informed about their dental health and treat small dental issues before they develop into larger or more expensive problems. However, in certain cases where a tooth has suffered from significant damage, decay or a dental injury, tooth extraction may be advised. Other cases where tooth extraction may be necessary includes instances of a crowded mouth or when a dental trauma or risk of infection occurs. Whether your wisdom teeth are coming in or a damaged or decay tooth is keeping you up at night, it may be time to schedule a consultation to discuss tooth extraction.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Our team makes extractions simple and painless.
Dr. Leslie and Dr. Scott are specially trained to perform tooth extractions and can guide you through the process. Treatment begins with the application of a local anesthetic to eliminate any pain. Depending on your level of comfort or the type of treatment needed, you may be provided sedative medicine before the procedure to aid in relaxation. If your tooth is impacted (or rests below the gum line) your dentist will carefully remove a thin film of tissue to expose the tooth for extraction. The tooth is then grasped using forceps and rocked gently back and forth until safely removed. Once the tooth is removed a gauze pad is applied to the area and dissolvable stitches may be applied to help encourage healing. Finally, antibiotics and pain medications are typically prescribed to help patients recover quickly over the next few days.
After Tooth Extraction
We make sure you leave the office with the post-operative care plan you need to heal quickly.
After tooth extraction it is recommended to rest and to and avoid strenuous exercise while you heal. It is important to introduce soft foods slowly and avoid drinking with a straw. At night, sleeping with a propped pillow helps to direct blood flow from the affected area and to reduce swelling. Patients may also use ice packs applied to the outside of the cheek. When cleaning the mouth it is best to floss carefully and rinse gently with warm water. If you have any questions about your treatment options or what to expect after tooth extraction, our staff is glad to assist you with your questions or schedule a consultation.
If you have experienced a dental injury such as a cracked, chipped or broken tooth do not wait to call us at 619-280-9100, where we can help eliminate any pain and restore your smile with a same-day visit.
In some cases of a knocked-out tooth, Dr. Leslie or Dr. Scott Strommer may be able to place the tooth safely back into its proper position. No matter your dental health or current dental needs we will work with you to restore your smile to its ideal health and function in an environment that is calm and supportive.
Crowns in ONE DAY
Make Your Teeth Feel Like Royalty
Our state-of-the-art CEREC and CAD/CAM technologies work together to custom design and mill your beautiful replacement tooth or teeth in as short as one appointment! Say goodbye to scheduling multiple trips to the dentist or waiting on outsourced labs to respond. At New Image Dental we don’t have a lengthy process, we create your dental crown in-office using advanced CEREC technology, saving you time and keeping your custom dental restorations in the caring hands of our staff, who are the top CEREC technology instructors and educators in the U.S..
Dental Implants And Your Smile
Restore Your Smile for Life
If you have lost one or more teeth from age, decay or a dental injury, dental implants are considered a highly accurate form of tooth replacement that secures a dental crown (or replacement tooth) permanently into the mouth. Once they are placed dental implants help preserve the bone density in your jaw after tooth loss and even out the pressure placed on remaining teeth. Because they look and feel natural and don’t require removal for cleaning, they are a popular form of restorative dentistry for patients who might forget they’re not regular teeth!
A modern dental practice
As we get older we realize that our teeth are one of the most valuable assets to our health. By practicing conservative care and encouraging regular visits to the dentist, our team at New Image Dental makes it easier for patients to enjoy healthier, stronger smiles in a calming and friendly atmosphere.