Tooth Extraction

Generally, we want all our teeth to stay right where they are and do their jobs. However, it is not uncommon for patients to need certain teeth removed, especially wisdom teeth. In cases where a tooth simply needs to go, we provide our patients with safe and efficient tooth extraction at our Chino dental office. We are also here for you when it is time for wisdom teeth removal! If you have a tooth that is giving you severe problems, contact our office and we can see if tooth extraction is right for you.

Dr. Joshi, dentist in Chino, carefully evaluates every patient’s situation to see if a tooth extraction is the right choice for them. She works closely with you to find the best solution for helping you keep your smile safe and healthy.

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What Is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a quick surgical procedure to remove teeth that pose a risk to your overall health. While we always use tooth removal as a last resort, there are many situations where one or more teeth can cause problems if left in.

The most common type of tooth extraction is wisdom teeth removal, but there is a range of other reasons for this procedure. Patients who have severe infections or significant damage might have the best outcome by removing a tooth. We also provide several tooth replacement options, so you do not need to worry about gaps in your smile for long!

Benefits of Tooth Extraction

Protect Your Smile

By removing an infected or damaged tooth, you can preserve the health of your other teeth.

Avoid Crowding

Many patients do not have enough room in their mouths for wisdom teeth. Removing these teeth can prevent concerns such as crowding or other types of malocclusion.

Quick and Painless

We ensure that our patients remain comfortable throughout the tooth removal process. In fact, many patients report relief from pain or other symptoms once the tooth has been removed.

You Can Always Replace It

With modern tooth replacements, you can restore your smile to fullness easily.

Should I Have a Tooth Extraction?

Choosing to have a tooth extraction can be challenging, but we work closely with you to first look at any other options. In general, we reserve tooth extractions for patients who have a tooth that is dangerous. Whether from serious infection or injury, sometimes a tooth can put the rest of your oral and overall health at risk. When this happens, it may be time for you to have that tooth pulled.

Below are a few key signs that it might be time to take that problematic tooth out:

  • The tooth has become severely infected (e.g., severe periodontal disease).
  • Your tooth has been damaged beyond repairing it with a crown or bonding (e.g., significant portions have broken off).
  • You notice continued pain after a root canal or other restorative treatment.
  • A tooth is causing significant crowding or misalignment of other teeth either before or after orthodontic treatment.

What Is the Process Like?

Both regular tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal follow a similar process. In both cases, we provide patients with appropriate anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable from start to finish. In some cases, this might be general anesthesia, but patients also can be comfortable with lighter sedation. We will fully discuss your options before your tooth removal procedure to find what is the best choice for you.
The procedure itself can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on your unique situation. The number of teeth, the state of the teeth, and your oral health all play into shaping your procedure. Once your tooth is removed, the area can be sore for several days. However, this can be managed with pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication.
Depending on the tooth you had removed, your recovery might vary slightly. However, we will always provide you with complete instructions and follow-up appointments if needed to ensure everything goes smoothly.
If you plan on having the tooth replaced, we can get started on finding a tooth replacement option for you as well. The longest-lasting option is dental implants, which look and feel just like your natural teeth. Even more impressive: they can last for a lifetime if cared for properly.

Schedule Your Appointment

We believe every patient deserves to have a beautiful smile that is both healthy and beautiful. Schedule your appointment at Chino Aesthetic Dental today to get started on protecting your oral health with a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Joshi and her experienced team look forward to helping you keep your smile safe and intact, keeping it a confident smile that you love. Call us today to get started and learn if this is the right option for you.

Easy Payment Options

We accept most insurance plans AND payment from most PPO and indemnity plans. Please call our office to make an appointment and we will answer any questions you may have.
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