Tooth Extractions Salinas, CA
Remove infected, decayed, or crowded teeth.
You might think a dental extraction (also known as pulling a tooth) goes against a dentist’s goal of saving teeth. And it’s true, our practice is always committed to doing everything possible to maintain your natural teeth. However, in certain circumstances, dental extractions are sometimes necessary.
Depending on several possible factors, we may decide that it is in your best interest to completely remove the tooth. These factors include your treatment plan, the condition of the teeth in question, and the position of surrounding teeth. Examples of treatments that may require extraction include preparation for dentures, dental implants, or orthodontic treatment. We also may opt for extraction when tooth decay progresses beyond a point that can be successfully restored.
When a dental extraction is the only alternative, we provide mild sedation to the patient before removing the tooth. In some complex cases, such as severely impacted teeth, our office will recommend an oral surgeon to remove the tooth.
If your teeth have reached a level of damage you feel require an extraction, please contact our office today by calling (831) 424-0303. We’ll assess the condition of your teeth and provide the appropriate recommendation regarding extractions.