Several dental conditions may require the extraction, or the surgical removal, of one or more of your teeth. Whether due to decay, trauma, or infection, a tooth extraction can bring immediate and needed pain relief! Tooth extraction may also be part of a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan, such as a total smile makeover with dental implants. In the event that you may require a tooth extraction, you can trust Dr. Beck to provide you with an honest consultation, confirmation of your diagnosis, a discussion of all of your tooth replacement options, and answers to all of your questions. You’ll learn why the procedure is recommended, what it will entail, and what will be done following the procedure to help you maintain a healthy, happy smile! San Diego periodontist, Dr. Beck will also talk with you about our sedation options because your comfort is very important to us.
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What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction Surgery
It is completely normal to be nervous about the removal of a tooth, and Dr. Beck and her caring team are here to help you have the absolute best experience possible. Many people have heard horror stories of painful tooth extractions, or maybe experienced one themselves, but as a highly trained specialist having performed thousands of procedures, you can rest assured you are in good hands with Dr. Beck and her team. We understand that any surgical procedure can cause anxiety, but you need not fear! For Dr. Beck and her team, your comfort is of upmost importance. They take time to answer all your questions before you even step in the dental treatment room, carefully explaining the procedure and thoroughly reviewing post-operative instructions during your consultation and again during your pre-procedure appointment. Their goal is to help minimize your fear and help make your experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible, complete with a warm blanket fresh from the dryer, aromatherapy, and even a scented, warm, moist towelette to refresh afterward. Nothing but first class for our patients!
Dr. Beck utilizes several techniques to ensure a pain-free numbing process including a specially formulated numbing gel to ‘pre-numb’ the injection area, alteration of the anesthetic to reduce burning and improve the potency of the anesthesia, and even use of a device to further minimize pain during injection (Learn more about the DentalVibe here!) Once the area is thoroughly numb, Dr. Beck carefully loosens and lifts the tooth from the surrounding bone, without any actual ‘pulling’! Patients are often shocked how painless and easy the process is in Dr. Beck’s hands. If bone grafting is indicated, the procedure is performed quickly and painlessly. Dr. Beck’s careful precision and expert hands ensure a smooth recovery and refreshingly easy experience for her patients. After all, Dr. Beck’s goal is to minimize the stress, anxiety, and pain too many patients experience when needing a tooth extraction. Your comfort is her top priority, and that’s why so many San Diego and Poway dentists only refer patients needing tooth removal to Dr. Beck and her team.
Recovering from a Tooth Extraction Surgery
Recovery from your tooth extraction surgery can vary on your unique situation, but most patients are pleasantly surprised how easy the process was and how little pain they had. If you have any fear or anxiety about your planned procedure, talk to Dr. Beck and her team about your sedation options.
Part of the reason why Dr. Beck’s patients have such an easy experience is because great care is taken to review the planned procedure, as well as post-operative instructions and expectations, well before the day of the procedure. And all her patient’s know that should they have any concerns, Dr. Beck is only one phone call or email away, and will always take the time to relieve their fears and answer all their questions. After all, your comfort is her top priority!
Choosing a Trusted Dental Surgeon
We know that you have many options when considering tooth extraction surgery in San Diego. As a board certified periodontist in San Diego, Dr. Beck specializes in performing minimally traumatic tooth extraction, using advanced techniques which preserve the natural contour of your jaw bone and overlying gum tissue, allowing you a swift and virtually painless recovery.
To schedule a tooth extraction consultation with Dr. Beck, contact our San Diego office at (858) 635-6700.