What Is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction is a procedure wherein one or more teeth are removed from the mouth. Sometimes this is necessary due to decay, advanced periodontal disease or a fracture that cannot be fixed. Other situations requiring an extraction may be due to impaction or poor positioning of a tooth in the mouth. Often, tooth extraction involves the removal of wisdom teeth.
Benefits of Tooth Extractions
Just as there are a variety of reasons for which you may need a tooth extraction, there are also many benefits to this procedure:
- Improve appearance. Removing teeth that have become problematic allows for further repair or restoration that can improve your smile by correcting imperfections and giving you confidence.
- Improve dental health. Extracting wisdom teeth or severely decayed teeth can prevent dental problems as well as improve functionality of the teeth.
- Improve gum health. Oral surgery can make your gums healthier and less susceptible to gum disease.
Are You a Good Candidate for A Tooth Extraction?
At our office, we conduct a comprehensive examination to assess the overall picture of your oral health and how the tooth or teeth in question may compromise current or future conditions. We will work together with you to determine a plan for safe, comfortable tooth extraction to be administered as an outpatient procedure.
Why Choose Santa Clara Oral Surgery & Dental Implants?
Santa Clara Oral Surgery & Dental Implants provides a variety of sedation options to help you relax and be as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Whether you choose nitrous oxide, conscious oral sedation or IV sedation, we strive to handle your tooth extraction with the utmost care and concern for a safe, smooth and successful procedure.
FAQs About Tooth Extractions
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