Sometimes extractions may become necessary if there is a problem with a tooth. Reasons for extractions include an infected tooth that is affecting the surrounding teeth and causing further decay or a baby tooth that is causing several teeth to shift. A tooth may also be severely decayed past the point of being able to be saved with a tooth filling. In this case, the tooth may need to be removed to keep it from shattering and becoming a dental emergency. Whatever the reason is for the extraction, your dentist will offer sedation before the extraction to help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire appointment. You can learn about our sedation options on our sedations page. Once the sedation starts working, your dentist will carefully extract your tooth.
Following your extraction, your dentist can go over treatment options for filling in the gap from the missing tooth. A crown, bridge or implant may be possible options he discusses with you. Having a missing tooth replaced can restore your smile so you don’t have to live with a gap in your teeth.
If you are in need of an extraction in Milpitas, CA, call our office today to set up a consultation! Getting the right care at the right time is important for a healthy smile!