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.
- 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
Steve Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"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."
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.