Trusted Tooth Extraction Services
Tooth extraction may be the answer for patients suffering from excessive pain from a damaged or decayed tooth. Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones DDS is here to help. As Santa Barbara, CA’s leading destination for quality tooth extraction services, we extend our expertise towards helping patients secure safe and effective remedies for their dental care needs.
Promoting Optimal Oral Health
At Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones DDS, we strive to use tooth extraction as a last resort. We always explore every avenue before determining that tooth extraction is the most effective option for our patients. Tooth extraction is used when we cannot salvage a patient’s oral health without safely removing a compromised tooth.
Understanding Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth. Tooth extraction is used for patients with severe decay or trauma to their teeth that, if left unaddressed, would lead to more complex oral health concerns. The process is performed by trusted dentists with decades of time-honored experience, ensuring a safe, comfortable, and successful treatment.
Benefits of Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction boasts an array of unparalleled advantages. Some of the leading benefits include:
- Decreased pain and discomfort
- Mitigate the risk of infection and illness
- Maintain and preserve your oral health
- Reduce the risk of periodontal disease
Tooth Extraction Process
At Jeffrey A. Stratford-Jones DDS, we strive to make the tooth extraction process as pain-free and comfortable as possible. Patients are given a local anesthetic that numbs the tooth, jaw bones, and surrounding gums. During the process, you will only feel pressure as the tooth is moved to expand the socket for complete removal.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
In some cases, a patient may require surgical extraction. This process is slightly more complex than traditional tooth extraction and is used when the tooth is impacted by severe decay, infection, or a fracture. For a surgical extraction, surgical instruments are used to remove the tooth from the gum tissue.
Common Types of Extractions
There are many reasons a patient may require a tooth extraction. Some of the common types of tooth extractions we perform include:
- Extraction due to severe infection that has compromised the tooth and surrounding bone structure.
- Severe, irreparable decay that prohibits restoration
What Happens After a Tooth Extraction
Once a tooth has been extracted, a blood clot will begin to form, deterring bleeding and encouraging the healing process. Pain and swelling are normal following a tooth extraction. To ease the discomfort, we recommend using an ice pack and taking oral pain medication as prescribed. Swelling should subside within 48 hours of treatment.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
We provide our patients with detailed guidance post-tooth extraction. Staying hydrated and eating soft, nutritious food is essential until your mouth heals. Avoid tobacco products, straws, and alcohol, which may hinder recovery. You may return to your daily routine 24 hours after treatment, including your regular oral hygiene regimen.
Choose Our Professionals
You need Jeffrey A. Stratford Jones DDS when you need quality dental care. Our highly experienced team is here to provide comfort and relief with tailored tooth extraction plans that accommodate your unique oral healthcare needs. Rely on us for a clean, safe, and positive experience that optimizes the health of your teeth and gums.
Quality Oral Healthcare
As Santa Barbara, CA’s leading dental practice, we’re proud to offer exceptional dental services. Beyond our industry-leading tooth extraction services, we provide various general, preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry solutions. Count on us for quality care that achieves your oral health goals.