Tooth Extraction Canoga Park
Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth entirely and is usually a last resort in dental care. While tooth loss can present oral health problems, damaged teeth can raise risks of serious infections and cause severe pain in the meantime. Canoga Park patients benefit from tooth extraction immediately and can address tooth loss in a variety of ways with treatment at our dental office. The following look at tooth removal may help you better understand this procedure.
Situations That Require Extraction
Tooth extraction is usually recommended after an exam has revealed that a tooth cannot be saved safely or practically. Usually, root canal is preferred to save a tooth damaged by trauma or decay. Depending on the degree of damage, however, our dentist may recommend removal and replacement. For some Canoga Park patients, the cost of root canal drives a preference for extraction instead, leaving replacement to be dealt with later. Wisdom teeth may require extraction not because they are damaged, but because they can raise risks of infections and other oral health problems in many patients.
Process of Dental Extraction
Tooth extraction is often simple, but it can become more complex when teeth are severely damaged or badly positioned. A tool is first used to loosen the tooth before forceps are used to pull the tooth out. Some teeth, particularly wisdom teeth, have to be divided before being pulled. If incisions have to be made, sutures are used to ensure proper healing afterwards.
Replacement Following Extraction
Replacing teeth is recommended after tooth extraction because missing teeth can disrupt appearance, functionality and health. Dental implants, which replace the roots of teeth, are the best choice for eligible Canoga Park patients. However, bridges are also available for stationary replacement, and dentures can be used for faster, more affordable results.
If you need tooth extraction at our dental office, you can count on an easy, comfortable experience. Local anesthesia is used, and dental sedation is available for those who are eligible. Your tooth replacement options will also be explained. You can schedule a consultation at our dental office to find out more about tooth extraction and how it is performed here.