Although tooth extractions are not something any patient wishes for, sometimes extractions are necessary for preserving your smile. When a tooth becomes severely damaged or infected, it can begin to affect the surrounding teeth. If a tooth starts to endanger the teeth around it and a dental crown can’t prevent the damage from spreading, an extraction may be recommended. Other cases such as impacted teeth may also result in a tooth extraction being recommended. Many times wisdom teeth will need to be extracted due to being impacted or lack of room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow.
With advanced dentistry and sedation options, a tooth can be extracted without causing much pain or discomfort in the process. Your dentist will ensure that you are comfortable and the area surrounding the tooth is properly numbed before carefully extracting the tooth. The utmost care will be taken to ensure that your tooth is properly extracted.
If a tooth extraction becomes necessary, your dentist will go over treatment options for replacing your tooth. Recommended treatment may include a dental implant or crown. A missing tooth left untreated can many times cause the surrounding teeth to shift out of place, lead to bone loss or cause discomfort or difficulty when chewing. Your dentist can help you determine the best treatment plan for your smile. If you are in need of a tooth extraction in Modesto, CA, your search can end here! Call us today to set up a consultation and let us help you care for your smile!