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
"Just recently, Dr. Yoshikane extracted two of my wisdom teeth. I was quite apprehensive about the procedure earlier this week, but prior to day of treatment, he assured me that I won't feel pain during the extractions. He gave me thorough instructions the day before so that the procedure would run smoothly. The fact that he took time out of his day before and after treatment to see how I am feeling and if I have any questions/concerns truly made me feel cared about. I am so appreciate of him for this. Before I left, he gave me injections to prevent post-operational swelling and pain. I recovered with very very minimal pain, and I could not be happier. For those who are fearful of injections, by the way, you will not feel his (I have a very low pain tolerance and hate injections)! He genuinely treats every single one of his patients with exceptional care. I cannot recommend Dr. Yoshikane enough! I also want to add that I was mostly fearful of developing a condition known as "dry socket" after my wisdom teeth were extracted- I had heard that it is extremely painful. With his care and instructions, I did not have to worry about it whatsoever. Thank you again Dr. for making the entire process very comfortable for me."- I.C. / Yelp / Aug 12, 2017
"I went here for the first time after my aunt referred me for my wisdom teeth extraction, and I'm really glad she did! I'm highly satisfied with the quality and service of the staff. Once I walked in, everyone greeted me with a smile. The entire atmosphere had a warm and cozy ambiance. In addition,the front staff (Maria, Leslie, Angela, and Blanca) treated me with care and patience and really worked with me to schedule my appointments, so it wouldn't conflict with my midterms and finals. Last, but not least, Dr. Yoshikane, is one of the best! He greeted me with a smile and took the time to walk me through the surgery procedure. After the surgery, Dr. Yoshikane also made sure to follow up with me to check on how I was doing. Dr. Yoshikane and his staff emphasize the importance of caring for their patients. They go above and beyond not only when you enter but after you leave! Overall, I highly recommend coming here!"- A.T. / Yelp / Mar 26, 2018
"Randomly called in because my wisdom teeth was hurting. Everyone is very friendly. Staff and Dr Y. were able to take care of all 4 of my wisdom teeth extractions with NO PAIN. Anyone that is scared to get their wisdom teeth pulled should come here and follow his directions. You will not feel pain during or after! Thank you again!"- J.H. / Yelp / Jun 04, 2018
"SUMMARY: Hands down, the BEST dentist I've ever had. BACKSTORY: First of all, starting my search for a good dentist was not easy. I needed A LOT of work done on my teeth. I needed implants, tooth extractions, root canals, bone grafts.. You name it. God has blessed with me a weak enamel, predisposed to cavities. I started my journey at Western Dental, which lead them to destroy one of my molars.. So I decided to on yelp, hoping to find someone who could help me do damage control on my teeth before I lose it all before hitting the age of 30. At this point, I did not care how much money I was to going to spend on my teeth, I just wanted to get them done right in the first place so I can move on with my life. Dentist after dentist, It was a long and gruesome journey. I did bump into a few good dentists, but common downfalls for most dentists: (1) they look at you like a pay check, not a patient (2) they don't understand that dental work is VERY expensive and ironing out those details with your patients BEFORE charging them thousands of dollars on dental work before devising a financial plan is preferred by most. (3) Dealing with dental staff who hate their jobs (4) Did not have a good dental hygienist on staff REVIEW ON DR. YOSHIKANE'S DENTAL OFFICE: But complain or look no further! Dr. Yoshikane AND his staff are the best around. I'll will keep you updated if I ever find someone better, but as of yet, no one comes close! Dr. Yoshikane makes your visit very personable. Even with all the patients he have, or how busy he gets, he and his staff always made sure I felt comfortable, and was doing okay every step of the way. Great thing is, they never pushed me to do things for an upsell. Dr. Yoshikane knows what he's doing. He is confident and thorough with his work and believes strongly in integrity. He has a very broad spectrum of knowledge in his field. When things got complicated, he didn't kick me to the curb and gave me a specialist that he recommends. It was a one stop shop. After my first comprehensive exam and x-rays, Maria (their office manager) sat down with me and devise a plan that I could afford, while optimizing my insurance coverage. Maria was very thorough when helping me understand my coverage and even explained the dental work that was recommended by the dentist. Also, even if you're not here for major dental work, their dental hygienist, Shirley, is the best dental hygienist around! My teeth never felt so clean after a general routing cleaning. Afterwards, Shirley even took the time educating me on ways to improve my teeth and gums. Everyone there treated me with respect and was very genuine and honest. I just finished the last of the major dental work today. I've been going to Dr. Yoshikane for several years now and I have yet to have a bad experience. I left their office today, not only with a beautiful smile, but with a family. Oh and did I mention, they have fresh Otis Spunkmeyer DAILY in their waiting room?"- J.V. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2017
"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
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.