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Tooth Extraction

Safely and Easily Remove a Troubled Tooth

Sometimes, a badly damaged or decayed tooth needs to be removed. When performing a tooth extraction, our board-certified surgeons make sure you are comfortable and know exactly what to expect during the procedure and recovery. If the extracted tooth needs to be replaced, we can discuss your replacement options, such as dental implants.

Common Reasons for Needing a Tooth Pulled

  • Tooth crowding.
  • Previous restorative treatments have failed to save the tooth.
  • Tooth damage that cannot be repaired.
  • Impaction.
  • Advanced gum disease.
  • Severe infection or tooth decay.
  • Malformed teeth.
  • Preparation for dental implants.

The Tooth Extraction Procedure

During your first visit, we will walk you through every step of your procedure. You play an active role in designing your treatment plan, and we are happy to answer any questions.

Your surgeon may numb the area with local anesthesia before simply removing the tooth with forceps. If you’re receiving a dental implant, this is typically placed immediately after the tooth is pulled. We provide detailed instructions to guide you through recovery.

Types of Anesthesia

The right anesthesia will depend on the complexity of your procedure and your level of anxiety.

Hear From Tooth Extraction Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing tooth extraction at our office.

Reviews From Our Tooth Extraction Patients

Yolie Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Yolie
Tooth Extraction
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"My name is Yolie, and I'm from Chula Vista. I came to this practice to have an extraction and an implant. From the minute I walked in, I felt welcomed. I felt informed. And I felt, just, I was at the right place. The staff here was amazing. The doctors here were very friendly and very informative and had great bedside manner. My procedure went really well. It feels great to have that smile just because you feel more confident and you're just more yourself. I highly recommend the practice."

Sarah Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Sarah
Tooth Extraction
Patient

"Hi, I'm Sarah, and I'm from San Diego. I came to The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego to have an extraction and bone graft in preparation for a dental implant. When you first walk through that door, it's bright, it's welcoming, they're prepared to take care of you, and it's like you're the only person in the world when you walk through the door. The doctors here are very friendly. They treat each of their patients as if they were family or close friends. My procedures have been perfectly pleasant. Recovery went pretty seamless. My quality of life has definitely improved and I'm very excited for the final results. I would highly recommend The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego to all my friends and family, it's the only place I would have oral surgery."

David Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Tooth Extraction
Patient

"Hi, I'm David and I'm from Santee. I came to The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego to have an extraction and a dental implant. When I walked in to the office, the staff was excellent. They were reassuring. I felt safe coming in here. The doctors here are amazing, they're professional and personal, polite. The procedure went very well. My quality of life has definitely improved. It feels great to have my oral health restored. I feel much more confident. The experience here was great. It was amazing. I would highly recommend The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego."

Steve Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Steve
Tooth Extraction
Patient

"Hi, my name is Steve from San Diego, and I had a tooth extraction with Dr. Shelton. When you walk in, everybody smiles at you, and I feel really comfortable here, I feel like people really care about you. This office is awesome. It's super nice and bright, open, and I was really impressed with his staff. They're friendly. They treat you with respect; they're very kind. They're helpful. Dr. Shelton, to me, is a really down-to-earth human being. He just makes you feel comfortable. He talks to you like a normal person. He's very thorough, makes everything so that you can understand it, and he cares about you. He cares about what he's doing. He obviously loves his work, and it shows. The surgery went really well. Good experience is not the word — great experience. For my friends and family in San Diego and La Jolla, I strongly recommend The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego."

Nancy Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Patient

"Hello, my name is Nancy and I’m from Rancho San Diego. I came to The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego for dental implants. This practice is very professional, yet you feel like you’re part of their family. As soon as we arrived, the staff immediately recognized who we were. The doctor explained to me the complete procedure, and after speaking to him, I felt very comfortable and confident in his abilities. My overall experience here was fabulous. I would highly recommend the surgeons here. They are fantastic."

How Can We Help?

If you have questions, would like to learn more about a procedure, or wish to schedule an appointment, give us a call. Our board-certified surgeons and attentive team are here to help.