Tooth extraction is a very common procedure at our offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Bakersfield, CA. A variety of conditions (extensive tooth decay, broken teeth, infections, etc.) can lead to the need for an extraction. Sometimes fillings, root canals, and other restorative procedures can save a damaged tooth, but in severe cases, a tooth must be removed to protect your oral health. Extractions are only considered if it is not possible to save your natural tooth, and our surgeons will fully evaluate your situation before presenting all your treatment options.
Most patients want to have their teeth replaced as soon as possible after an extraction. Our surgeons are also experts at placing dental implants (hyperlink), which permanently replace your missing teeth with secure, natural-looking replacement teeth. If you are interested in dental implants, your surgeon can start to plan for your treatment before your tooth is extracted, reducing (and in some cases, eliminating) the amount of time you have to go without teeth.
Conditions That Can Lead to Dental Extractions
Many conditions or injuries may require an extraction for treatment. Some of these conditions are treatable or avoidable if caught early enough, but once too much damage has taken place, an extraction may become necessary to prevent more damage from occurring. Below are a few of the conditions that can lead to a dental extraction:
- Advanced tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Tooth loosening
- Broken or knocked-out teeth
- Dental crowding
- Baby teeth not falling out in time
No matter why you need a tooth extracted, our surgeons are trained to remove teeth safely and efficiently. Even when teeth are damaged or broken off, our surgeons can remove the roots of teeth and ensure that all signs of infection are eliminated.
Tooth Extraction in Los Angeles, CA, and Bakersfield, CA
If you live near Los Angeles, CA, or Bakersfield, CA, and you need a tooth extracted, we are here to help. Feel free to contact one of our offices for more information or schedule an appointment today.