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Tooth Extraction

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, Dr. Kilzi will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted.

Here are other reason why:

Mouth is too crowded

Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in. People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.

Medical Health Reasons

People receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted. People receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth because these drugs weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted.


Some teeth may need to be extracted if they could become a source of infection after an organ transplant. People with organ transplants have a high risk of infection because they must take drugs that decrease or suppress the immune system.

Share your medical history with Dr. Kilzi before a tooth extraction.

As well as supplements or any medications you are currently taking, it is very important for us to know if you are on any of the following conditions:

  • Liver disease

  • Artificial joint

  • Heart disease

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

Post-Op care

Having a tooth taken out is surgery. You can expect some discomfort after extractions, usually it is mild but the level of discomfort and how long it lasts will depend on how difficult it was to remove the tooth. You can put ice packs on your face to reduce swelling.  Typically, they are left on for 20 minutes at a time and removed for 20 minutes. If your jaw is sore and stiff after the swelling goes away, try warm compresses.

Eat soft and cool foods for a few days. Then try other food as you feel comfortable.

You should not smoke, use a straw or spit after surgery. These actions can pull the blood clot out of the hole where the tooth was. Do not smoke on the day of surgery. Do not smoke for 24 to 72 hours after having a tooth extracted.

            If you experience any signs of infection such as a fever or chills, call us at (951)739-0752.

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