REASONS FOR TOOTH REMOVAL | REPLACING A MISSING TOOTH
Comfortable Tooth Removal & Extraction
Losing a tooth is never a fun thing to do, but sometimes it’s necessary. San Diego True Design Dentistry is here to help you when you’re considering your options or need to have teeth removed due to complications in your oral health. We believe in creating the most comfortable experience possible for you – both during your procedure as well as during recovery.
What to Expect
Before we ever remove a tooth, we’ll review all of your other dental treatment options with you. If a tooth extraction is the best option, we’ll usually have you reserve about an hour with us for the oral surgery procedure. During your extraction procedure, we’ll make every effort to keep you as comfortable as possible! Depending on the type of extraction that is needed, we may utilize local anesthesia or even prescription medication to help you relax. The tooth will then be removed in one piece by shifting it side-to-side as it is loosened, or bisected into smaller pieces before it is removed (a technique that is common with the removal of wisdom teeth.)
We want the best for you at our San Diego dentistry, just as if you were part of our own family. Do you need a tooth removed, or do you need one repaired before it’s lost altogether? Call us at (858) 483-3384 to set up a quick exam and smile assessment.
Reasons for Removing a Tooth
When at all possible, True Design Dentistry dentist Dr. Refahi and his team try to help our patients preserve their natural teeth. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes it’s better to have problematic teeth removed altogether. For instance, Dr. Refahi may recommend dental extractions for:
- Impacted or infected wisdom teeth
- Severely fractured teeth
- Teeth that have large amounts of tooth decay
- Orthodontic purposes
- Non-vital, infected teeth
- Areas of severe periodontal disease
- When a prosthesis such as an implant or denture is needed
Replacing Your Missing Teeth
It is often necessary to replace your missing teeth after they have been removed.
This prevents your other teeth from shifting out of place and changing the appearance of your smile or even your biting patterns. San Diego True Design Dentistry offers a number of tooth replacement options including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. The sooner you replace your missing tooth, the less impact the extraction will have on your smile. Dental treatments like dental implants not only replace your tooth, they also strengthen your smile.
Which option is right for you? Contact Us at our San Diego dental office to find out about the benefits of our services and which therapies such as implants can help you keep your smile as strong as possible.