Tooth Extractions

Tooth Removal in Walnut Creek, Concord CA, and East Bay Communities

You and Dr. Alijanian may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Alijanian will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

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The Extraction Process

At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.

During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.

If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.

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Sectioning a tooth

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

After Tooth Extraction

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.

After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.

Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.

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Ali Alijanian, DDS: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants

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Dr. Alijanian and his staff are exactly what you need in a situation such as mine. His expertise in explaining procedure, and options were thorough where I felt comfortable in the decision I made regarding my case . Starting with Jessica and other team members, I was put at ease . His office is like a fine tooth comb; using several safety measures including air purifier with prevention of COVID. My procedure was completed with expertise. I am comfortable and without pain today. Thank you Dr. Alijanian and staff.

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Suffering with extreme pain caused by a broken tooth, I contacted Dr. Alijanian's office the morning after New Year's Day. I had no referral but was aware of their office because it is close to where I live. When I called, and explained my situation, the woman I spoke with could not have been more friendly and accommodating. After checking their appointment schedule for the day, she arranged an appointment for me, for noon on that day! When I arrived, I was welcomed by a friendly, caring staff, and felt as though I had been a long-time patient, even though this was my first time there. A staff member explained the procedure and made me feel at ease, then Dr. Alijanian and his surgical assistant, Alyssa, further eased any anxiety I was feeling and performed the procedure. Their skill and professionalism was obvious, as I felt comfortable and relaxed, and was amazed at how quickly they completed the procedure! I had virtually no pain or discomfort during my recovery either; something I consider another testament to the Dr. Alijanian's extraordinary skill.

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The staff is very professional and informative.

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Thank you for making this as easy as possible. Procedure went very well - no pain at all. Appreciated the follow up instructions. Price was very good. Overall - excellent. Thank you so much!

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