Dental Extraction in Tijuana

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    Dental Extraction, also called tooth extraction or tooth removal, is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone.

    While tooth extraction is typically considered a last resort, understanding the reasons behind this dental procedure is essential. Consult with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate your specific situation and determine the most appropriate course of action to preserve your oral health.

    Reasons for Dental Extraction:

    • Severe Tooth Decay.
    • Impacted Wisdom Teeth.
    • Dental Trauma.
    • Gum disease.
    • Deeply cracked tooth.
    • Orthodontic Treatment.
    • Periodontal Disease.


    Our dentists and specialists have extensive experience in performing simple and complex dental treatments, helping families and patients of all ages from Mexico and the United States.


    What are the different types of dental extractions?

    There are two types of dental extractions. The dental surgeon will determine which one is the best for you according to the tooth’s shape, location, size, position, and condition.

    1. Simple Extraction. Performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. The dentist uses an elevator to loosen the tooth and forceps to remove it. The discomfort level is usually low with this type of teeth removal, and recovery may be easier.
    2. Surgical Extraction. Performed on teeth that are not easily accessible in the mouth. This may be because they have not erupted through the gum completely, or they have been fractured under the gum line. It typically requires an incision to the connective tissue to gain access to the tooth to be removed, which makes it a more complex procedure than a simple extraction.

    What is the aftercare for a dental extraction?

    After a dental extraction, the patient must take the following measures:

    1. Keep the gauze in place for 2 hours after your procedure. This helps to control bleeding by forming a blood clot.
    2. Rest for 24 hours following the extraction and avoid exercise as directed.
    3. Don’t rinse, spit, use a straw, or suck on any candy, to prevent any blood clot from dislodging.
    4. After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with a salt solution. This will help kill bacteria in the mouth.
    5. Avoid smoking and drinking.
    6. Avoid hot, carbonated, hard, and spicy food. Instead, choose soft foods, such as soups, yogurts, and pureed fruits, for example.
    7. To help decrease swelling when lying down, use pillows to elevate your head and avoid sleeping sideways.

    Does Dental Extraction hurt?

    Pain sensations may occur, depending on the complexity of your dental extraction. You may feel the pinch of the needle as your dentist numbs up your teeth and gums, as well as the back-and-forth pressure that is used to loosen up a tooth. However, the dentist will typically give you local anesthesia to help you feel as comfortable as possible.