Tooth Extractions In Santa Barbara, CA

Why Would I Need A Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extractions may be necessary for several different reasons. They're often recommended if you’re getting your wisdom teeth and they're not growing into your mouth properly. Or, tooth extractions may be necessary if you have one or more damaged teeth due to an injury, decay, or gum disease. As a conservative dentist, Dr. Hlavaty will only recommend tooth extractions at Hlavaty Dental Arts if they're the right choice for your situation. Contact us now to schedule a consultation in Santa Barbara.

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Did you know…

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The most common reason for extractions is tooth decay.

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What To Expect: The Tooth Extraction Process

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Numbing and prep

First, Dr. Hlavaty will clean and numb the treatment site. We also offer sedation for your comfort. This ensures that you’ll be completely comfortable throughout your entire appointment.

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Basic extraction

n a basic extraction, Dr. Hlavaty will use a few different tools to loosen your tooth in the socket. Then, he will wiggle it loose and pull it out using dental forceps. Next, he’ll clean and suture the surgical site to ensure it heals properly.

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Surgical extraction

In a surgical extraction, Dr. Hlavaty will make an incision into the gums. Then, he will cut the tooth into small sections and extract it piece-by-piece. Once the entire tooth has been removed, he will clean and suture the surgical site.

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Healing and recovery

Dr. Hlavaty will send you home with a set of recovery instructions. You can usually get back to work or school after a day, but it will take up to 1-2 weeks for your mouth to heal completely, so follow his instructions closely as you recover.

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Do Tooth Extractions Hurt?

Not at all. Dr. Hlavaty will numb your mouth before your procedure begins, and we also offer a variety of sedation options, including laughing gas, oral sedation (sedative pills) and IV sedation. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure. After your numbing and sedation wear off, you may feel some discomfort, but if you follow Dr. Hlavaty’s instructions as you recover, you’ll start to feel better within a day or two.