When your oral health depends on removing one or more teeth, you must have a team of dental experts you can trust. The experienced team at CaliDental, located in Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, and Lompoc, California, offers quality tooth extraction and follow-up care to relieve pain and improve your dental health. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Tooth extraction is a simple procedure where your dentist removes one or more teeth. It may be part of your cosmetic or restorative dental plan. Benefits of a tooth extraction may include:
Typically, tooth extraction is a last resort. In most cases, it is better to retain your natural tooth whenever possible. For some, however, removing a tooth is the best and most efficient way to restore dental health or is necessary to meet aesthetic goals.
Your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction if you:
You may need a tooth extraction if a root canal is not a viable option for saving your tooth or in preparation for orthodontic procedures, like placing braces.
Before your tooth extraction, your dentist orders digital X-rays and creates a customized plan that meets your needs. They discuss their recommendations and take time to answer any questions you may have regarding your procedure.
When you arrive for your appointment, your dentist:
In some cases, your dentist may need to break your tooth into smaller pieces or make an incision in your gums to remove a deeply embedded tooth. You should not feel any pain during the procedure.
Your dental team gives you instructions on how to take care of the site of your tooth extraction. Any postprocedure tenderness should resolve soon after your tooth removal as your gums heal. Your dentist may recommend a follow-up visit to check the site or to take the next steps in completing your cosmetic or orthodontic plan.
For an expert tooth extraction, call or schedule an appointment online with CaliDental today.