There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. When a tooth needs to be extracted, your oral surgeon can both remove the tooth safely and work with you to develop a treatment plan for the restoration of your missing tooth. We offer several tooth replacement options at The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego. Extractions are a routine procedure at our practice, and Drs. Koshgerian and Shelton are highly trained to remove affected teeth and restore oral health.
When a tooth is recommended for removal, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with your oral surgeon for an oral exam. You and your oral surgeon can discuss the best options available to you for tooth restoration, including your options for anesthesia. Local anesthesia is commonly used for tooth extractions, so you will be conscious during your treatment but will not feel any discomfort. For multiple or complicated extractions, or if you are very anxious about your extraction, your oral surgeon may recommend intravenous (IV) sedation for the procedure. Our team will work with you to make sure you are at ease and comfortable before any treatment takes place.
Why do I need to have my tooth extracted?
Crowns, fillings, and root canals are all ways to try to save a natural tooth, but sometimes the damage is too severe or threatens the health of the surrounding teeth. In these cases, extraction is the recommended course of action. After a tooth is removed, our experienced oral surgeons can develop a treatment plan with you to restore your missing tooth.
Your tooth may need to be extracted for a few different reasons, including
- 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
Because we strive to provide individualized care, our surgeons create personalized treatment plans for every patient. If you need a tooth extraction, your tooth/teeth will be removed one of our experienced oral surgeons.
Tooth Extraction in San Diego, CA
Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton provide the full scope of oral surgery care and tooth restorations at our welcoming and professional practices in San Diego, CA. If you have questions about tooth extraction or any of the procedures we offer, please contact us to schedule your consultation appointment. We thank you for the opportunity to restore your oral health and smile at The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego.