About tooth extractions
Even though Dr. Patrick Yoshikane makes every attempt to save and maintain your natural teeth, there are instances in which a tooth or teeth might have to be taken out. A simple extraction is the removal of a tooth that's visible over the gums. This is typically done for a tooth that's decayed or damaged and cannot be repaired. A surgical extraction takes out a tooth that hasn't erupted over the gums. Surgical extractions are frequently performed to take out impacted teeth, like the wisdom teeth, that don't have sufficient space to fit into your mouth. Whatever the reason for needing an extraction, at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S., our team will give you the best possible treatment. Our Orange, CA office provides multiple sedation methods, such as anxiety management medications or oral-conscious sedation, to help you remain calm and comfortable throughout your treatment. Get in touch with our team for more information or to schedule an exam with Dr. Yoshikane to improve your smile.
Tooth Extractions Reviews
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Unbelievably thorough! I feel very secure knowing Dr. Yoshikane is looking after my dental health. He and his whole staff are amazing...gentle, no pain, and everyone explains what is going to happen. Very professional, little to no waiting and up to the minute procedures. Excellent dr!"- P.W. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2019
"Dr Yoshikane and his staff are incredible! We called them on Thursday morning as my husband had been up all night with a toothache and our dentist was out of town. They squeezed him into their schedule and took care of his tooth with such professionalism and care. We cannot thank them enough for everything and will definitely be using him from now on. Thank you so much Dr Yoshikane and staff!!"- J.C. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2019
"Well it has been less than 24 hours since I had my dental procedure, I would have probably waited a week before writing this review but my recovery has been excellent so I can review my treatment and experience with Dr Yoshikane and his team right away. I called Dr Yoshikane's office in early January and got some estimated prices for extracting the remaining 3 of my wisdom teeth. Leslie, Maria, and Blanca were all very professional and seem like the ideal people you would want to see working at a dental office. When I went in for my X-rays and CT scan. Dr. insisted there was a few other concerns he had regarding Tooth number 2, 3, and 31. I agreed because they have had work on them before( root canals and several fillings on the other). Maria set up the total estimate of the work I needed. I couldn't afford doing all the work so I left out tooth#31. They scheduled my surgery for a Saturday morning because I told them I can't get days off during the week. That was great, because it leaves me with ample recovery time before Monday comes around. Big procedure in my opinion, total cost was approximately $7600. That included xrays, CT scan, 3 wisdom extractions( 1 impacted), 1 root canal redone, 1 deep cavity, 2 crowns, and I also opted for Platelet Rich Fibrin for the empty spaces after extracting my wisdom teeth. If you haven't heard of Platelet Rich Fibrin, its similar to bone grafting but a bit more advanced and not too many Dentist have this technology on site(helps recovery time, regenerate tissue, and support jaw structure). Yes it is expensive but the fact that I have recovered in less than 24 hours is amazing. The procedure went very smooth, I was told I should be escorted there because I had to take medication the night before. But I was totally fine so I took myself an Uber. They sedated me with some more meds and began the work. I woke up sometime in the middle of the procedure, there were two wisdom teeth left to be extracted at that point. I was a bit sedated so I asked a few silly questions about if they were putting in the PRF or not. Then I fell back asleep for a bit. Woke up, didn't feel bothered or in pain at all. 4 and a half hour operation and I cant complain how well it went. Buddy picked me up and dropped me off at home where I drank some Naked Juice and Clam chowder, fell back asleep for about 4 hours and when I woke up I felt like eating KFC, drove myself there and picked up mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, cole slaw, and some chicken but I had to be careful eating the chicken. I haven't even been taking the pain killers that were prescribed. I am not in pain AT ALL. You know what that means right? The Dr. Yoshikane is a pro. I will be going back to their office day after tomorrow to get my post surgery follow up done and get my crown measurements. All in all, the procedure went WAY better than I thought it would, Conscious Sedation is actually awesome compared to getting completely knocked out. FYI, there is a risk of Nerve damage when removing your lower wisdom teeth, I was a little worried about that yesterday because even at midnight my tongue, cheeks, and lips were still numb. But when I woke up this morning, it was gone! All things considered, I give Dr. Yoshikane, his staff, and practice a very high rating. Quality and service is above average, cost is a little high but you get what you pay for. You WILL NOT find this kind of quality and service at most dental offices. PS: Shout out to the nurse who helped Dr Yoshikane during my procedure. I didn't catch your name but you were great!"- C.P. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2019
If your tooth was damaged or broken because of decay, Dr. Yoshikane may make attempts to fix it using bonding, a filling, or a crown. However, a tooth might be too decayed and may need to be removed to prevent the decay from spreading — and also to preserve the health of the remaining teeth. You may also require a dental extraction to remove a tooth or teeth that cannot fit in your mouth. This involves your third molars, popularly called wisdom teeth, which grow around age 17 – 21. In older kids, infant teeth that haven't naturally fallen out might have to be extracted so that they do not obstruct the permanent teeth. If you're beginning orthodontic treatment or contemplating Invisalign, then you might require a tooth extraction to make space for the remaining teeth as they move into their new position.
What To Expect
Dental extractions are performed in our office using local anesthesia on the area near the tooth being removed. Different forms of sedation may be used based on the degree of the extraction and also to help you remain relaxed in case you have dental phobias. Once you're prepared, Dr. Yoshikane will start the procedure. For a simple extraction, Dr. Yoshikane will loosen up the tooth using a special device called an elevator prior to removal. A surgical extraction entails making incisions in your gums to remove the tooth. If necessary, the tooth may be separated into smaller pieces so that it can be taken out. When the tooth has been removed, Dr. Yoshikane will close the incision in your gums. Dr. Yoshikane may write a prescription for antibiotics to be taken prior to and following your treatment in case you are experiencing illness, your immune system is compromised, the process is complicated, or you have special health concerns.
Based upon the anesthesia used during your extraction, you may need to have a responsible adult take you home. As your gums heal, you need to avoid spitting, smoking, and using straws. Your recovery will vary, depending on the complexity of your extraction; however, many patients prefer to eat soft, room-temperature food for at least a couple of days following the procedure. Dr. Yoshikane will speak with you about what to expect during your recovery, as well as how to care for your gums. Your gums will probably be inflamed after the procedure; therefore, Dr. Yoshikane suggests over-the-counter pain medicine and cold compresses. Sometimes, Dr. Yoshikane provides prescriptions for pain medicine and/or antibiotics. In addition to some proposed follow-up visits, you should schedule regular appointments at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. for dental exams and cleanings so our team can track your oral health following an extraction.
Extractions are generally covered by dental insurance, but your sedation options may not be. Prior to your extraction, we'll call your insurance company to determine your particular policy and estimate your expenses. If you do not have dental insurance, then Dr. Yoshikane can speak with you about your payment options and provide information about low-interest dental financing.
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Whether you have a tooth that's damaged or your mouth does not have space for an erupting tooth, extraction at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. will help improve your smile and overall oral health. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yoshikane at his practice in Orange, CA to learn more about surgical and simple extractions. If you have dental worries or fears, inquire about sedation dentistry options to help you stay relaxed and calm throughout your process.