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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

Robert Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Robert
Tooth Extraction
Patient

"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."

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.