Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth in Elk Grove and Davis
Skilled, Gentle Extractions
Dr. Chantry is highly skilled at saving teeth and will do so whenever possible. However, there are times when a tooth is too decayed or broken-down to be salvaged and will need to be extracted to prevent infections and painful swelling. Wisdom teeth may also need to be removed to prevent overcrowding or damage to other teeth or to the jaw.
Gentle, Comfortable Tooth Removal
Dr. Chantry makes patient comfort a top priority and performs extractions in a gentle manner. To prepare for the extraction, he administers a special anesthetic which greatly reduces any stinging sensation from the injection. He can also provide oral sedation if needed to ensure you can fully relax.
To maximize your comfort in the dental chair, we provide blankets, pillows, sunglasses and noise-cancelling headphones with music from Pandora. The chair also has a massage feature and we can provide additional warmth with a heating pad.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the molars in the very back of your mouth that normally emerge during your late teens or in your twenties. If they do not have enough room to come in, or if they come in incorrectly, they can cause bite misalignment, pain, crowding or damage to the jaw.
If a wisdom tooth has not emerged into its correct position or is situated in such a way that it will create a future problem, it is usually best to extract it.
We can do almost everything in our own office
Dr. Chantry can expertly take care of almost any extraction, including the removal of wisdom teeth. The only exceptions would be when the extraction will be very complex and poses a high risk of nerve damage, or there is a need for IV sedation or general anesthesia during the procedure. In these cases, he will refer you to a trusted local specialist.
Socket Bone Graft for a Future Dental Implant or a Bridge
After a tooth is extracted, bone loss occurs where the tooth is missing, as part of a natural biological process. This creates a sunken area on your dental arch that can present difficulties if, in the future, you wish to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant, as implants require a certain amount of bone support to be stable. It can also cause difficulties when receiving a dental bridge, as food can become trapped in the sunken space under the bridge and the area can become a breeding ground for bacteria.
Immediately following the extraction, Dr. Chantry can fill the empty socket with bone graft material to stimulate regeneration of new bone tissue. The new bone will preserve the height and thickness of the jaw where the tooth is missing, and simultaneously prepare the site for an immediate or future dental implant or dental bridge. This procedure is commonly known as a socket graft or ridge preservation.
Call to request an appointment: Elk Grove 916‑249‑0360 • Davis 530‑601‑4201 • Yuba City 530‑491‑4448, or click here to request an appointment online.