Tooth Extraction & Wisdom Teeth Removal in Fairfield, CA

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Do you need an emergency tooth removal?

Sometimes, a tooth just needs to go.

Our first choice is always to protect and restore your teeth, but there are times when the healthiest option is removal.

Whether it’s because of pain, damage, or overcrowding, if keeping a tooth means doing more harm than good, it’s time for a tooth extraction.

Why Remove A Tooth?

It’s an impacted wisdom tooth.

With no room to grow properly, impacted teeth cause infections, tooth damage, or changes in bite alignment.

It’s too damaged to be restored.

When a tooth is too damaged or infected to be restored, the safer, healthier option is to remove the tooth.

It’s at risk of spreading infection.

In cases of advanced gum disease, removing a tooth from the infected area can prevent further tooth loss.

It’s part of another procedure.

Sometimes, one or more teeth need to be removed to support orthodontic treatment or full mouth reconstruction.

How much does a tooth extraction cost?

Pricing based on your needs.

It all depends on the number of teeth being removed and whether a tooth is impacted or still below the gumline, which makes it more challenging to remove.

But no matter what your treatment involves – you’ll only ever pay for what you need.

Choose a payment option that works for you.

Have insurance coverage? We can help you use it. No coverage? Learn about our financing options and membership plan.

Your Tooth Extraction: What to Expect

Step 1 - Getting you prepared

Worried about pain? Don’t be - we’ll make sure the treatment area is thoroughly “frozen” before your extraction.

Step 2 - Performing the extraction

Once you’re properly prepared, we’ll carefully remove your tooth (or teeth), and close up the treatment area.

Step 3 - Setting you up for a healthy recovery

After the extraction, we’ll give you instructions on caring for your mouth, and extra gauze in case there’s active bleeding.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare: Dos & Don’ts

Do
  • Expect some bleeding for up to 24 hours
  • Gently rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution after 24 hours
  • Take any prescription medications you need to take
  • Drink lots and only eat soft food for the first 2-3 days
  • Brush your teeth after meals and before bed for the first week
  • Use over-the-counter painkillers if you need to
Don't
  • Sleep with gauze in your mouth
  • Brush, floss, or rinse for the first 12 hours
  • Keep ice on your face for 20+ minutes at a time
  • Smoke or let your mouth dry out
  • Have anything acidic or caffeinated for the first week
  • Spit or use a straw for the first week

Expect a Comfortable Experience

Getting teeth removed can be painful and stressful – but it never is with Dr. Zhu.

With his years of dentistry experience and education, your extraction will be safely over before you know it. And thanks to his state-leading sedation skills, you’ll feel practically zero stress and anxiety from start to finish.

“Went flawlessly.”

Had 2 teeth extracted today. Went flawlessly. Dr. Zhu is hilarious and makes it happen. Very friendly staff, nice place to have dental things happen.
— Jake B.

Your Tooth Extraction Questions, Answered

The extraction process isn’t very painful at all because of the anesthetic you receive. You’ll feel more discomfort once the surgery is complete and your mouth begins recovering.

You’ll feel noticeable soreness and swelling in your mouth for about a week – two at most. After that, the discomfort will gradually decrease.

Yes, the sedation or anesthetic you receive won’t prevent you from driving yourself home after the treatment.

We recommend taking a day to recover if you’re only removing one or two teeth. If you’re having four wisdom teeth removed, for example, then it’s best to take 2 or 3 days to recover.

We recommend taking a day to recover if you’re removing one or two teeth. If you’re having four wisdom teeth removed, for example, then it’s best to take 2 or 3 days to recover.

Unless your surgery is especially complex, complete healing and closure of your tooth socket(s) will take 6 to 8 weeks.

You’ll be able to start getting back to your normal diet after about 10-14 days.

Don’t Keep the Tooth Fairy Waiting

If you have a tooth that needs to go, let’s take care of it. Book a free consultation with Dr. Zhu and make the right move for your long-term health.