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A tooth extraction can be performed by Dr.Franklin and his team to remove damaged teeth and wisdom teeth!

  • Eliminate teeth that have been excessively damaged
  • Trust the team with years of experience in tooth extractions
  • Sedation dentistry available to ensure your comfort and relaxation

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Experience extraordinary dentistry. Call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. at (209) 334-4370

Wisdom teeth extractions.

Almost everyone needs to get this procedure at a young age, so we have years of expertise. We make your extraction as painless as possible.

Baby teeth hanging in there?

We can help make room for your child’s permanent adult teeth to properly grow in if their baby teeth aren’t falling out in time.

Orthodontic correction for your smile.

When getting braces or Invisalign, we may require certain teeth to be extracted for the rest of the teeth to move into place.

1208 W. Tokay Street, Lodi, California, 95240  (209) 334-4370

Reasons For Extraction
Keeping your teeth is always the best and preferred solution.  In the instance that one of your teeth cannot be saved, it may be recommended to extract the tooth. If a tooth has been broken or harmed by decay, your dental expert will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. However, it’s possible the damage may be too excessive for the tooth to be fixed. In this case, the tooth has to be removed. An extremely loose tooth also will require extraction if it cannot be saved, even with bone replacement surgical treatment (bone graft). Here are other reasons that Dr. Franklin may recommend a tooth extra traction:
  • Some individuals have additional teeth that obstruct other teeth.
  • Often, one’s “baby teeth” may not fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to grow in.
  • People getting braces might need teeth removed to create sufficient room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
  • Individuals getting radiation to the head and neck might have to have teeth that are in the field of the radiation removed.
  • Individuals on cancer drugs might have contaminated teeth since these drugs deteriorate the body immune system. Infected teeth might have to be removed.
  • Some teeth may need to be drawn out if they are potential sources of infection after an organ transplant. Individuals with organ transplants have a high risk of infection since they are advised to take drugs that reduce immune system efficiency.
  • Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are typically drawn out either prior to or after they begin to grow in. They are typically visible during the late teens or early 20s. They need to be removed if they are decomposed, cause pain or have a cyst or infection. These teeth typically get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not come in. This can irritate the gum, causing discomfort and swelling. In this case, the tooth should be gotten rid of. If you need all 4 knowledge teeth removed, they are typically treated at the same time.
Types Of Extractions
There are two kinds of extractions:
  • A basic extraction is carried out on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. General dentists frequently do easy extractions. In a simple extraction, Dr. Franklin loosens up the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then he uses an instrument called a forceps to remove the tooth.
  • A medical extraction is a more complex procedure. It is utilized if a tooth might have broken off at the gum line or has not come into the mouth. Surgical extractions typically are done by oral cosmetic surgeons. However, they can also be performed by trained general dental experts, like Dr. Franklin. The physician makes a little incision (cut) into your gum. Occasionally it’s essential to eliminate a few of the bone fragments around the tooth or to cut the tooth in half in order to extract it.
What To Expect From Your Extraction
A lot of basic extractions can be done utilizing just an injection (a local anesthetic). You may or may not get drugs to help you relax for your procedure, which you should discuss with your dentist. For a surgical extraction, you will certainly get an anesthetic, and you might also have anesthesia through a vein (intravenous). Some individuals might need general anesthesia, including patients with specific medical or behavioral conditions, and young children. During a tooth extraction, you can expect to feel pressure, but no pain. If you feel any pain or pinching, tell your medical professional right away. If you will be receiving a tooth extraction treatment while also being on the intravenous drug, bisphosphonates, please inform Dr. Franklin prior to the procedure. Having a tooth extraction after bisphosphonate treatment increases the danger of osteonecrosis (death of bone) in the jaw.

Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370