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Orange Grove Family Dentistry
Kyle Nishimura, DMD
At Orange Grove Family Dentistry we want our patients to feel welcome and confident they will receive excellent care with us. We have built our practice on trust, comfort, and abiding by the Golden Rule—treating everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves.
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It’s usually preferable to restore and save a damaged tooth. In some cases, however, the best option may be to remove the tooth—especially when the tooth is putting your oral health at risk.

Replacing the tooth isn’t just good for your self-confidence; it’s also important for your overall dental health.

When a tooth isn’t replaced, your teeth may shift, and you are likely to experience bone loss, which can eventually lead to further tooth loss.

If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, it’s important to work with a dentist you can trust. Dr. Kyle Nishimura has performed plenty of extractions and knows how to make your procedure more efficient and more comfortable.

Types of Extractions

There are two types of extractions.

Simple extractions can be performed when there is plenty of tooth above the gum line and enough of it is intact so it can be removed completely. After the extraction site is numb, Dr. Nishimura will use special dental instruments to gently move the tooth back and forth before lifting it up and out.

If there isn’t enough of the tooth available above the gum line for your dentist to pull out, you might need a surgical extraction. Your dentist will need to make an incision in the gum line to reach the tooth in question. Sometimes stitches are needed afterward.

As always, Dr. Nishimura will make sure that your mouth is numb and you are comfortable before starting the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

When these large molars grow in, sometimes there is simply not enough space for them. They can crowd the teeth that are already there. Sometimes these molars to fail to emerge, staying trapped in the gum--or “impacted.”

An impacted wisdom tooth is often painful and can lead to infection or swelling of the gum tissue. More serious problems, such as cysts or tumors, can also develop. Most dentists recommend these impacted wisdom teeth be removed shortly after they come in—usually around the ages 17 to 25.

Anxiety about Extractions

At Orange Grove Family Dentistry, we understand that extractions can seem intimidating. We offer sedations options that can help quell your anxiety and keep you relaxed throughout the procedure. If you’d like to learn more about these options, just give us a call so we can discuss them with you.

Oral Care after the Extraction

Make sure to follow Dr. Nishimura’s instructions about caring for the extraction site after the procedure. Avoid drinking through a straw and smoking; both can cause the healing clot that is forming to dislodge.

If you are feeling any discomfort, icing your cheeks outside the extraction site can give you some relief. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also alleviate your discomfort.

If you received a prescription to take after the procedure, please do so. And if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Call for an Evaluation

If you have a problem tooth that you think might need to be extracted, give us a call today. Don’t put off needed dental treatment—the problem will only get worse.

Dr. Nishimura will only extract a tooth as a last resort, so it’s worthwhile to talk to him about your concerns. Call us today! 


  • "I have been so impressed with the professionalism of the entire staff at Orange Grove Family Dentistry. Dr. Kyle has quickly earned my trust having recently taken over Dr. Jones outstanding practice. I have needed a lot of dental work in the past three months and each experience has been a positive one. Heather is a very capable assistant and Kimberly runs an efficient office. Everyone is caring and compassionate. I highly recommend Orange Grove Family Dentistry."
    Mark T.
  • "They all did a great job. Such nice and caring people!"
    Kylie D.
  • "Very professional, knowledgeable (up to date in dental procedures), energetic and caring doctor."
    Frexiny L.
  • "I came in for my annual cleaning. I was not aware that Dr. Jones retired. I been away for 8 months at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ. I met the new dentist and really like him! I like that Dr. Nishimura took the time to come over to inspect my teeth after my cleaning. Looking forward to my next appt when I get back from college."
    Robert G.
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