Tooth Extractions

in Mountain View, CA

What Are Tooth Extractions?

Tooth extraction is a surgical dental procedure in which our dentists will completely remove a tooth from its socket. This is sometimes called “pulling” a tooth. Typically, periodontists or oral surgeons will perform more complex tooth extractions, while general dentists perform the more simple extractions.

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Why Might I Need a Tooth Extraction?

You may need a tooth extraction if you have problems with any of the following:

  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Dental infections
  • Trauma or injury to the tooth or surrounding bone
  • Wisdom teeth complications
  • Crowded teeth

If you need to be treated for any of these conditions, please call our office at (650) 969-2600 to book an appointment today.

What to Expect From a Tooth Extraction

Using an X-ray, we will image your teeth to evaluate the angle of the tooth’s root. Local anesthesia is given to numb the tooth and surrounding area. Our dentists will carefully loosen the tooth and lift it from its socket. If the tooth is decaying, it may be necessary to extract the tooth in pieces. Sometimes cutting away gum tissue or bone may help with the procedure, depending on the state of the patient’s mouth. 

You should not feel pain during this procedure, but if you do, notify our dentists immediately. We will administer more pain medication to maximize your comfort. 

Just like the rest of our body, our mouth naturally clots during heavy bleeding. We will give you a piece of gauze to bite down onto to start the clotting process post-extraction.

What to Tell Your Dentist Before a Tooth Extraction

While our dentists will take all safety precautions, it is still possible for harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream or affect gum tissues and cause infection. If you have a condition that puts you at greater risk for infection, please let one of our dentists know so we can prescribe you antibiotics before and after extraction. If you have any of the following, you should especially advise our dentist team:

  • Damaged or man-made heart valves
  • Congenital heart defect
  • Impaired immune system
  • Liver disease
  • Hip replacements and other artificial joints
  • History of bacterial endocarditis

Sedation Dentistry

Tooth extractions don’t have to be painful. Our office offers several forms of dental sedation to help make more complex procedures quick and easy for all our eligible patients. For tooth extractions, we typically use nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen, which will help you relax while still being conscious. Oral sedation and IV sedation are also common for this procedure. 

Local anesthesia is administered to the tooth and surrounding areas to help with the pain.

What to Do After the Procedure

Recovery takes only a few days! However, discomfort can still occur, but you can reduce it by doing the following:

  • Take recommended dosage of painkillers
  • Apply ice pack to keep down swelling for 10 minutes at a time
  • Avoid rinsing or spitting for 24 hours after the procedure
  • After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with a solution made of ½ teaspoon salt and 8 ounces of warm water

What Are My Options for Tooth Replacement?

While tooth extractions may be necessary, being toothless never is! In fact, if a gap is left unfilled, it can lead to poor dental health and can reduce the amount of bone in your jaw. It can even change the overall structure of your face! 

This is why we offer tooth replacements for a variety of situations including dental implants, bridges, and removable or permanent denture implants. Call our office today at (650) 969-2600 to find out more about these procedures that can improve your oral health.

Peggy BenenatoPeggy Benenato
19:08 07 Sep 22
Thank you for having all the newest and best technologies and for continuing with all the COVID protocols. I felt very safe in this office!Natalie was amazing. Very thorough and professional. My teeth have never felt cleaner!
ruth/miles hamptonruth/miles hampton
06:42 02 Sep 22
I called ad got an appointment the next day at 9:30 am and was there all day with oral surgery. fine now. go back for bridge. M.H. 09/01/22
Shannon BargShannon Barg
01:59 25 Aug 22
This practice shines above all others in every way. I’ve seen every dentist here and each of them are caring, calculated, thoughtful in their care plans, and so personable. The entire staff is exceptional at providing VIP Concierge services no matter who you are. Every time I call, they answer the phone with my name at the ready. When I come in, every one remembers me like an old friend and is very familiar with my record, my family, my interests, my struggles. It’s like going to visit family. I have ABSOLUTE trust in them to help me make the best decisions about my care and to put my needs first. They have gone out of their way, over and over, to accommodate me or get me into specialists. But it’s not all about me… they also give back to the community. One example of this is their deep involvement in Smiles for Troops, taking care of veterans’ dental needs and making them feel pampered and cared for at the same time. This team is AMAZING, from the senior Doctor to the newest, you will be very lucky to to be accepted as a patient here.*I’m not related to anyone who works here. I’m not being compensated for this review in any way. I’m simply inspired by exceptional professionalism and service.
Ryan SullivanRyan Sullivan
01:01 14 Aug 22
I have always had anxiety with going to the dentist. Dr. Van and the staff were super nice and worked with me and my anxieties with my emergency issue. The procedure went flawlessly and I hardly felt anything! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist.
rosemariekusterrosemariekuster
22:10 04 Aug 22
Peggy is an excellent hygienist!The office staff is friendly and helpful!
Min FongMin Fong
17:03 23 Jul 22
My hygienist Amber Post is very thorough in following up on dental issues, she takes detailed notes and revisit during next checkup, she remembers even the smallest details on the changes; I am grateful she puts her heart and mind on patient's dental care.
Patrick StonePatrick Stone
21:01 14 Jul 22
I've been going to Dr. Van's dental office (Now Dental Arts) for 40 years (yes, I'm getting up there being 74 now). Across the board and throughout all these years I've received nothing but the best dental treatment by extremely qualified professionals. Truly the work done in my mouth has been and is a work of art!
Jenn McMahonJenn McMahon
18:14 11 Jul 22
I had been having trouble with a crown that was done by another dentist for years. Dr. Beckstead and his assistant Noy not only replaced that crown but did a fantastic job making me feel comfortable and informed during the process. The entire staff, from the moment you walk in, to the time your appointment is over, are highly trained and experienced in the latest dental procedures and techniques. I highly recommend Dental Arts of Mountain View for any and all of your dental needs.
Char HollandChar Holland
16:07 08 Jul 22
My teeth require a lot of attention and I am so happy that I found Dr. Beckstead at Dental Arts (after my fabulous dentist of 30+ years retired.) His practice has the latest technology and my experience is always very positive. My dental team - Dr. Beckstead, Carmen, Natalie - and the entire staff, are friendly and helpful. They also offer insurance, which definitely helps financially.
Adi ParetAdi Paret
04:18 30 Jun 22
Every visit I’ve had here at the Dental Arts of MV has been seamless. From the moment I step inside until I leave, every aspect of my visit highlights the teams ability to make going to the dentist a positive experience. Highly highly highly recommend Dental Arts of MV to anyone seeking a dentist.For example, I got my teeth cleaned by Amber who was fantastic, followed by a cavity filling (my first time) led by Dr. Beckstead with Candace by his side and they made this procedure go by like a walk in the park.
yvonne voyvonne vo
19:19 17 Jun 22
For the last few years I have been on the hunt for the right dentist and that hunt has ended here at Dental Arts of Mountain View! I was referred to this practice by my friend who has been a patient here for 20+ years. Dr. Beckstead and Amayra are truly exceptional and skilled, and go above and beyond to provide the dental care I’ve received. I’ve had quite a bit of dental work done elsewhere, but none of them come close to matching the quality and care here. The office is extremely inviting and aesthetically pleasing, and everyone who works here is soo nice and personable. Also, Dr. Beckstead uses the latest tech and techniques; the treatment I’ve received here have never even been offered as options at other practices I’ve been to. I was even offered a blanket and pillow to make my appointment feel more comfortable ☺️ If you want to go somewhere that is clean, feels nice, and get treated exceptionally well, I promise you this is the place to go. 10/10 recommend.
renee gibeaurenee gibeau
14:23 06 Apr 21
I am terrified of going to the dentist. Dr. Van and his team are amazing. I felt zero pain during my restoration procedure. Dr. Van and his team answered my questions and made me feel at ease. The entire staff is friendly and incredibly helpful.
azam nooraniazam noorani
07:11 24 Mar 21
Hello,I would like to take a moment and thank Dr. Van and staff of Dental Arts of Mountain View specially Susie!My husband and I have started going to this dental office 20 years ago when Dr. MC Evoy and Kathy were still working there. They both were amazing and we missed them so much.Now we are seeing Dr. Van who is wonderful, thoughtful and caring as well. And of course his team.Thanks to Rosie and Susie and new staff who are always friendly and very nice. My special thanks to Susie as she was the first person welcoming me 20 years ago, she is so caring and always greeting me with my first language as I feel I'm home:)Thank you so much!Azam
DivineRootsDivineRoots
05:52 12 Feb 21
Thank you to all of Dental Arts of Mountain view staff. You all provide wonderful service and amazing energy. ✨
Alexander SutyaginAlexander Sutyagin
17:57 04 Feb 21
I like how professional Dr. Van is. I would definitely recommend him to anyone having non-trivial dental needs.
Max LaettnerMax Laettner
03:11 02 Feb 21
I’ve gone to see Dr. Van multiple times and I cannot recommend him enough! His relaxed, but attentive care made me feel at ease each time I’ve gone to see him. Dr. Van is a great dentist in a great office!
Ginny LaettnerGinny Laettner
01:33 02 Feb 21
Dental Arts of Mountain View is the best experience you can have going to the dentist. Dr. Van has the best bedside manner of any dentist I’ve ever had. He has a calm and caring demeanor, is very meticulous and decisive with his work, and takes the time to walk you through his plan and recommendations. His support staff similarly exemplify top level skills and customer service, including his assistants Shellissa and Lo. Rosie and Bianca in the front office are also so friendly and professional. I would strongly recommend going here!
Heather OkanoHeather Okano
00:03 06 Nov 20
Always professional, helpful, and thorough. I recommend Peggy (dental hygienist) and Dr. Indah highly!
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