How is a tooth extracted?

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Kainth may take x-rays of your teeth in order to determine the best extraction plan for you.

Immediately before your extraction, Dr. Kainth and our team at Coolbreeze Dentistry will make sure that you are completely comfortable. He may recommend either a local anesthetic (injection to numb the area around your tooth) or conscious sedation. Conscious sedation may be a good option for you if you are fearful of dental procedures.

There are different types of extraction depending on your circumstances:

A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is visible in the mouth. Dr. Kainth uses an instrument called an elevator to widen the socket that the tooth rests in and then separates it from its ligament. He may need to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it becomes loose. He then uses forceps to remove the tooth from the mouth.

A surgical extraction is more complex and is performed on a tooth that has broken or a tooth that has not erupted through the gums.

After your procedure, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. We may also recommend a follow-up appointment so that we can make sure your extraction site is healing properly.

Our experienced team will handle your extraction with the care and gentle touch that you deserve.