Tooth Extraction Santa Barbara CA - Damaged Teeth Removal
Tooth Extraction Santa Barbara CA



If you're suffering from tooth pain, you want relief fast.

While our dental team wants to help you keep all of your teeth for a lifetime, we know that, at times, the best remedy for dental pain is one or more extractions.

Dental Extraction Santa Barbra CA


Dental extractions are the removal of unhealthy teeth or those that can no longer be supported by the jawbones due to severe periodontal disease (gum disease).

In addition to providing relief from pain, some other reasons why extractions might be your best option:

  • An extraction eliminates a tooth infection
  • It can prevent an infection from spreading
  • Extractions may be needed for certain cosmetic procedures
  • Extractions are often needed for orthodontic treatment

How Do I Find Out if I Need a Dental Extraction?

To determine whether you need an extraction, you'll start with a consultation with Dr. Omid Barkhordar. During this appointment, Dr. Omid will perform an oral examination to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. Digital x-rays will help him identify whether you have an infection, decay, and bone loss.

Based on this information, he'll create a treatment plan that will include extractions, as well as other treatments to prevent the spread of infection or periodontal disease. Your treatment plan can also include restorative treatments, such as:

What Are the Most Common Types of Extractions and Oral Surgery Procedures?

We can perform common types of extractions and oral surgery procedures to meet your unique needs, including basic extractions, wisdom teeth extractions, impacted teeth extractions, and surgical extractions.

What Are Basic Teeth Extractions?

We perform single extractions, as well as full mouth extractions if necessary. If the case is straightforward, we will numb you and extract the tooth/teeth using forceps. Once completed, we'll suture the extraction site with self-dissolving sutures.

What Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions?

There are many reasons why you might need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. These include:

  • Not having enough room in your mouth for the teeth to come in
  • Not being able to brush or floss the teeth thoroughly
  • Painful, Impacted teeth
  • The teeth are growing horizontally instead of vertically, damaging the roots of the adjacent teeth

Typically, we like to extract all of the wisdom teeth in one visit. It's better to get it done and over with than having to experience it two, three, or even four times.

Basic Tooth Extraction Santa Barbra CA
Surgical Tooth Extraction Santa Barbra CA

What Are Impacted Teeth Extractions?

An impacted tooth is one that never breaks through the gums. It's lodged in the jawbone. In some cases, these teeth never cause a problem and are usually asymptomatic. In other cases, though, they can do damage to the roots of the surrounding teeth or can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty eating.

In some cases, your Santa Barbara dentist may opt to remove the impacted teeth with extractions. In other cases, he may decide to encourage the teeth to come into the mouth, which is often the case with maxillary canines (upper eye teeth).

What Are Surgical Extractions?

Due to a fracture, deep decay, root canal, or infection, a simple extraction may not be possible. In these cases, your dentist will need to use a scalpel and other surgical instruments to open the gum tissue and remove the tooth.

How Much Do Tooth Extractions Cost?

The cost of a tooth extraction depends on the type of extraction and whether anesthesia is needed. Surgical extractions cost more. A tooth extraction not requiring surgery can cost between $75 and $300 dollars. Wisdom teeth extractions can cost $75 to $250 per quadrant.

Will My Tooth Extraction Hurt?

We understand that the idea of extractions can cause a lot of anxiety. Our goal is to help ease your anxiety and keep you out of pain. We are committed to making sure you're relaxed and comfortable throughout your entire procedure.

To accomplish that, we continually monitor your comfort and safety during the entire procedure. We also offer sedation options to relax you before, during, and after the appointment.

Dr. Omid will also make sure you're completely numb before proceeding with any part of the extraction. If the procedure is a lengthy one - like full-mouth extractions or when placing an implant immediately after an extraction - your Santa Barbara dentist will check-in regularly to make sure you're still numb and comfortable.

Tooth Extraction Procedure Santa Barbra CA
Tooth Extraction Dentist Santa Barbra CA

What Happens After My Extraction?

After an extraction, we'll seal the area with self-dissolving sutures and apply gauze to stop and prevent residual bleeding.

You'll also be given complete post-op instructions to ensure you recover fully and without developing dry socket (a painful complication in which the blood clot that formed after the extraction dislodges, exposing the bone).

Post-op instructions can include:

  • Keep biting on the gauze provided for 30-60 minutes after the extraction
  • Avoid drinking through a straw
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid spitting, rinsing, or drinking carbonated or alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours
  • Avoid heavy lifting

What Medicines May I Need for My Tooth Extraction?

An over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain reliever can help if you have any discomfort or swelling after the extraction. An ice pack can help with swelling, too.

Dr. Omid may prescribe antibiotics. If that's the case, take them all as prescribed. Not completing your cycle of antibiotics can put you at risk of infection recurrence.

What Are the Benefits of Teeth Extractions?

As much as we would love all of our patients to keep all of their teeth, there are times when extractions are necessary. Removing a tooth can help stop infections, periodontal disease, and pain. Extractions can also be necessary in cases of orthodontic procedures or impacted teeth.

The great thing about dentistry in the 21st century is that you don't have to go without a tooth after an extraction. There are so many restorative options, including dentures, implants, implant-retained dentures, and dental bridges.

Talk to your Santa Barbara dentist about the best options for your needs after an extraction.

Tooth Extraction in Santa Barbra CA

What Should I Do If I Have a Concern About My
Tooth Extraction?

If you notice your discomfort/pain increasing, new swelling, or other abnormalities, contact us immediately. We want you to be comfortable and want to reduce your risk of getting an infection.

Talk to your Santa Barbara dentist about the best options for your needs after an extraction.


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