Tooth extractions are dental procedures in which a dentist or oral surgeon removes a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. This may be necessary for various reasons, including severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, overcrowding, impacted wisdom teeth, or to prepare for orthodontic treatment. The procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort, and the dentist uses specialized instruments to carefully loosen and extract the tooth. After extraction, proper post-operative care is essential to promote healing and prevent complications.Book an appointment
Receive gentle and professional tooth extraction services at Kokua, ensuring a comfortable experience and personalized aftercare for optimal healing.
Comprehensive dental examination to assess the condition and necessity of tooth extraction.
Identification of dental issues and determination of the appropriate tooth extraction method.
Skillful and precise extraction of the tooth, ensuring patient comfort and safety.
Following the dentist's instructions, such as taking prescribed medications, applying ice packs, avoiding strenuous activities, and maintaining good oral hygiene for a smooth and speedy recovery.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. It may be necessary to address dental issues such as severe decay, infection, crowding, or to prepare for orthodontic treatment.
The transformative effects of tooth extraction can include relief from pain and discomfort caused by a severely damaged or infected tooth, improved oral health, and the opportunity for restorative treatments such as dental implants or dentures to restore functionality and enhance aesthetics. Additionally, removing problematic teeth can prevent further complications and contribute to a healthier smile.Book an appointment
Kokua is the Hawaiian word for selflessly helping others in the spirit of kindness & love. This is our dental care philosophy. Patient health, comfort, & convenience are our top priorities. Our philosophy shifts the spotlight away from procedures and dental education, prioritizing instead your comfort, accessibility, and peace of mind. With a focus on empathy and simplicity, our patient interactions echo this sentiment. Our team comprises caring individuals who prioritize your needs, ensuring that every interaction is infused with the spirit of kindness and love. Seamlessly convenient appointments, insurance-friendliness, and in-office dental plans underscore our commitment to making your journey with us as smooth as possible. At Kokua Smiles, it's not just about dentistry – it's about fostering an atmosphere where you feel heard, cared for, and attended to promptly.
We're your frontline in dental emergencies, providing personalized care for all ages. Our commitment transcends readiness – it's about accessibility. With extended 7-day service from 7 am to 7 pm, including weekends, Kokua Smiles is Hawaii’s Urgent Care Dental practice of choice!
Our low-cost in-house dental plan can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. We prioritize your oral health, offering convenient in-office plans and flexible, budget-friendly payment options, ensuring your smiles shine without financial worry. T&C apply*
Healthy smiles shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Let us keep your teeth in check without breaking the bank. Your insurance works amazing here! We offer $0 cleanings for insured patients only. If your dental insurance requires a copay you will need to pay a small out of pocket cost.
Say goodbye to missed school and work for dental appointments. Our extended hours, including late evenings and weekends, offer ample convenience. With appointments available 7 days a week, before and after work, and even on Saturdays and Sundays, we prioritize your busy lives, ensuring scheduling ease for you and your family.
Determining if tooth extraction is right for you depends on factors such as the condition of the affected tooth, the presence of dental issues, and your overall oral health. Consulting with our dentist will help evaluate your specific needs, discuss alternative treatment options, and determine if tooth extraction is the appropriate solution to address your dental concerns and improve your oral well-being.Get a free consultation
To make the most of your tooth extraction appointment, come prepared by providing accurate medical history, informing the dentist about any medications or conditions, and following pre-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and successful procedure.SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
At Kokua Smiles, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of dental professionals. Meet our experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to making your journey with us a positive and comfortable experience.
Dr. Lee is the best. He was very helpful & explained the procedures to help me understand what was going on.
I couldn't be happier with the dental care I received from Dr. Lewis & the staff at Wai'alae Dental Care. Excellent! Professional!
They were able to see me on short notice, figured out why I was in pain & proceeded to fix it for me right then & there. And everyone was super nice!
Kokua Smiles offers a variety of dental services, including routine cleanings, preventive care, restorative dentistry (such as fillings and crowns), cosmetic dentistry (teeth whitening, veneers, etc.), orthodontics, oral surgery, and more. We strive to provide comprehensive care to address all of your dental needs.
Yes, we are proud to offer dental care for patients of all ages, including children. Our friendly and experienced team is trained in working with kids, ensuring a comfortable and positive dental experience for your child.
It is generally recommended to visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on your oral health needs. Our team will evaluate your condition and provide personalized recommendations. Our new patient special can cover your dental cleaning at only $99.
Scheduling an appointment at Kokua Smiles is easy. You can call our office during business hours, or you can fill out the online appointment request form on the website. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time for your visit.
Yes, Kokua Smiles accepts most major dental insurance plans. We will work with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits. We also offer affordable in-office dental plans that can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. Please contact our office with your insurance information, and our team will verify your coverage prior to your appointment.
We offer a variety of payment options to accommodate our patients' needs. We accept cash, credit cards, and most dental insurance plans. Additionally, we provide flexible financing options and affordable In-House Dental Coverage Plans for you and your family!
Yes, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time. Kokua Smiles offers emergency dental care services to address urgent oral health issues promptly. Please contact our office as soon as possible, and we will prioritize your situation.
The health and safety of our patients and staff are our top priorities. We strictly adhere to all recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. This includes frequent disinfection of surfaces, practicing social distancing, and implementing screening procedures. You can trust that your dental visit will be conducted in a safe and clean environment.