There are certain situations in which removal of a tooth is simply the best option. When primary or “baby” teeth are damaged or grow without roots, when a tooth is broken beyond repair, or when permanent teeth are so badly decayed that they endanger the surrounding teeth, extraction may be the best course of action. Our Northridge cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth, review your dental history, and make a recommendation which may include extraction and replacement with a dental implant or crown.
Once the determination has been made to remove the tooth, the extraction itself is scheduled and performed. Extraction is a relatively quick and painless procedure when new sedation techniques are utilized. Talk to our Northridge dentist about your options for a pain-free extraction, and the choices you have for replacement of the tooth to be removed.