Dentist Redding

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent molars to emerge. These teeth are also the most likely to require extraction, due to any of several complications. However, other teeth may also require extraction if they cannot be saved by root canal therapy or other treatment. Some of the most common reasons to have teeth extracted include:

  • Impacted tooth – tooth is trapped beneath bone or gums and not emerging properly
  • Crowding or small mouth – emerging teeth may cause other teeth to shift or crack due to lack of space
  • Decay or infection – when a tooth is affected by extreme decay or infection that cannot be corrected with filling or root canal treatment, it may require extraction

Dr. Ann Malotky may recommend the extraction of one or more of your teeth if any of these issues apply to you. During your consultation, we may also recommend sedation dentistry to make your experience more comfortable.

Post-Extraction Care

After your extraction, you will need to be driven home by a friend or family member. You will require rest, but lie with your head propped on a pillow to prevent prolonged bleeding.

We will apply gauze when your extraction is complete. When it becomes soaked, change it for a fresh piece. Use pain medication and ice packs as directed for pain and swelling. If bleeding continues beyond 24 hours, contact our office immediately.

For the first few days following extraction, limit your diet to soft foods. Avoid smoking or using a straw, as the pressures created by these actions can slow clotting and loosen sutures.

For more information or an extraction consultation, contact our office.

Here’s why ‘Summit Dentistry is the ideal choice for extractions

Experienced Dentists

Our experienced dentists are well-versed in performing a wide range of extractions, from routine to more complex cases. You can trust in their expertise and precision.

Personalized Consultations

We begin with a comprehensive consultation to assess your specific needs and concerns. We’ll work closely with you to ensure the best course of action for your extraction.

Comfort and Compassion

We understand that extractions can be anxiety-inducing. Our team is dedicated to creating a patient-focused and compassionate environment, prioritizing your comfort and well-being throughout the process.

Follow-Up Care

After your extraction, we provide guidance on post-extraction care to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.

Dentist Redding Long Lasting Results

State-of-the-Art Facilities

State-of-the-Art Facilities Our practice is equipped with advanced dental technology, ensuring that your extraction is conducted with precision, efficiency, and minimal discomfort.