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
Marcus Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hi, I’m Marcus. I’m from San Carlos. I came to The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego for a tooth extraction, bone graft, and dental implant. The practice is very professional. The doctors here are wonderful. I felt like I was really important for that time that I was being taken care of. I received a video prior to the procedure that actually laid out what would take place. Just knowing how easy the procedure really was just made me feel so much better. My overall experience here was great. Out of five stars, I would give The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego a five."
Yolie Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure
"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."
Robert Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hi, I’m Robert, and I’m from El Cajon, California. I came to the Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego for extractions, bone grafting, and implant surgery. When I first walked in here, for the very first time, it was clean, and the front office staff here was really friendly. They made me feel very comfortable. They made sure that I had everything I needed. Both the doctors have a real gentle way about them. Several times [I] received phone calls from them, ‘Hey, give me a call back. Here’s my personal cell phone number’. So, I had a connection with them. I am so happy that I got my procedure done here, and I would highly recommend coming to the Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego."
Sarah Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure
"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
"Hi, I'm David and I live in San Diego. I came to this practice to have a sinus lift, extractions, and a full arch. When I first walked into the practice, I was met by some very friendly staff. Put me at ease immediately. Doctors here are excellent, very caring, took time to walk me through the procedure. The recovery from each of the procedures I had was remarkably speedy. I'm very happy to have my smile restored and feel much more confident. I would highly recommend The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant 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.