Tooth Extractions in Mission Viejo
Minimally invasive and gentle extractions
Dr. Setya and Dr. Hirst are experts are saving teeth that may otherwise be lost to gum disease, injury or decay. However, they will sometimes need to extract a tooth as part of their treatment. Teeth need to be extracted under the following circumstances:
- the tooth is too deteriorated to warrant any attempt to preserve it
- the tooth has remained buried under the gums and poses a health problem if left in place
- the tooth needs to be removed in preparation for a dental implant, an implant-supported bridge or an implant-supported denture
High-tech non-traumatic tooth removal
In traditional tooth extractions, the tooth is first moved back and forth in the socket and rotated in order to dislodge it from the supporting ligament and bone. It is then pulled, leaving behind damaged gum and bone tissue. This causes swelling, lengthens healing time and accelerates bone loss in the damaged area.
Dr. Setya and Dr. Hirst use advanced tools and a minimally invasive procedure to gently remove the tooth without damaging the surrounding gum and bone. Every step of the procedure ensures that the extraction is non-traumatic and you experience little to no discomfort.
Comfortable injections for a painless procedure
When giving injections, the doctors warm the anesthetic to body temperature so it causes no discomfort when being administered due to being cold. A topical anesthetic is first applied at the injection site so there is no initial sensation and then the injection is delivered slowly.
Blankets, pillows and sedation available
We provide blankets and pillows for your added comfort during your procedure. If you need further help to relax, we have several sedation options. You can request sedation and the doctor will determine the option that best suits your needs.
Preparing for a dental implant
To prevent bone loss and to rebuild structure in the socket left by an extraction, Dr. Setya or Dr. Hirst will place bone grafting material in the socket to regenerate new bone. The new bone will fill the space left by the missing tooth. This procedure is called a socket graft.
The regenerated bone preserves the height and width of the gum line and simultaneously provides a strong foundation for a future dental implant. Dental implants can often be placed at the same time as the bone graft. The regenerated bone will integrate with the dental implant and the implant will be securely anchored.
To make an appointment, call 949-482-6089 or click here to request an appointment online.