Extraction

Your Corona Family Dentist can Remove a Problematic Tooth

ExtractionA variety of factors may cause your dentist to make the conservative decision to recommend an extraction. By removing a tooth threatening your oral cavity, we will return you to good oral health. To ensure we fully restore your tooth’s health as well as the beauty and function, your Corona dentist will provide you with a variety of beautiful tooth replacement options once you heal.

Why Do I Need an Extraction?

Your dentist will exhaust other restorative solutions, such as root canal therapy before suggesting an extraction. You may require tooth removal for a variety of reasons:

  • Root canal therapy is not helping your infected tooth – your dentist will remove the tooth to clear the infection, while protecting surrounding teeth and gums
  • Your tooth has suffered severe damage and we are unable to save your tooth
  • You have an impacted wisdom tooth that is causing discomfort
  • Your wisdom tooth is developing poorly, causing discomfort and/or threatening the alignment of your smile

What Can I Expect From an Extraction?

Your dentist will begin by numbing your tooth, as well as the surrounding area. You may feel some slight pressure, but we will monitor you throughout the procedure to ensure you feel at ease. Your doctor will then gently loosen your tooth, removing it carefully. In the case of a tooth that has not yet erupted from your gums – such as an impacted wisdom tooth – you may require a surgical extraction performed by our on-staff oral surgeon and assisted by our on-staff anesthesiologist.

What Happens After My Extraction?

You will need time to heal after the extraction, and you may need to schedule rest time away from your usual daily activities, such as work. Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions based on your unique circumstances. All patients will need to practice caution during the first few days, carefully avoiding dislodging the clot that forms within the opening. Once healed, your dentist may complete your smile with the use of a dental prosthetic, such as a dental bridge, dental implant, or partial denture.