Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure, with nearly 74 percent of all adults having had at least one tooth extracted. At Silicon Valley Smile Solutions, we will always do everything we can to save your natural teeth before resorting to tooth extraction. However, if you do have a problem tooth it is best no If you do have a problem tooth, or wisdom teeth coming in, it is best not to delay treatment as problems can worsen or even spread to other parts of the body. We strive to make our tooth extraction procedures as gentle as possible so you can get out of pain and enjoy life again.
One of the most common reasons patients need to have a tooth extraction is due to an accident that may have severely damaged a tooth. Even teeth that are knocked out often have tooth roots or broken pieces of bone within the socket that should be removed.
In some instances, children do not lose their baby teeth when they should, which can cause complications as adult teeth begin to grow in. Without tooth extraction of baby teeth, permanent teeth can become impacted or grow at improper angles, requiring extensive treatment in the future.
Bacteria and infection that cause advanced gum disease can destroy gum and bone tissue, causing the teeth to loosen. To preserve the health of surrounding teeth and gums, we may perform a tooth extraction for these failing teeth.
Those interested in replacing their problem teeth with dental implants will need to have those teeth extracted to make room for the implants. For full arch dental implants or implant supported dentures, tooth extraction of any remaining teeth is necessary to allow for the prosthesis to be securely attached.
Wisdom teeth are extra molars that begin to develop in the back of the mouth during the late teenage years. Often, the mouth does not have the space to hold these extra teeth and they do not erupt properly, becoming impacted within the back of the jaw. Impacted teeth can become easily infected and damage or cause crowding to surrounding teeth. Dr. HagShenas provides effective tooth extractions for wisdom teeth in our office in order to preserve the structure of your jaw, relieve you of tooth pain and prevent infection.
We offer soothing sedation options before tooth extractions to help ease your nerves and block sensations of pain. Most patients only report a slight pressure at the site of extraction with the use of sedation during treatment. After tooth extractions Dr. HagShenas may perform a socket preservation bone graft treatment to restore the area where the tooth was. Socket preservation fills in the empty area where the tooth once was with bone, restoring jaw shape, preventing surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap, and prepares the jaw for future dental implant replacement.