Tooth extraction or dental extraction is the procedure of removing a tooth from the gum socket. Dental extractions are inevitable if the tooth decay or infection is severe, and the dentist can perform no restorative methods to save the tooth.
Dental extractions are necessary in the following cases:
Tooth extractions are primarily of two types - simple and surgical. While performing a simple tooth extraction, the dentist will remove the damaged tooth completely using forceps after administering local anesthesia.
A dental surgeon performs surgical extractions after administering general anesthesia when a simple extraction is not possible.
Tooth extractions are performed to remove cracked, broken, or badly decayed teeth that either have an infection or are causing you pain. Tooth extractions offer the following advantages:
A dentist performs dental extractions only under inevitable circumstances. The most common symptoms that necessitate the need for tooth extractions involve tooth pain and loose teeth. However, when you visit us with these symptoms for an evaluation, our expert dentists at Boger Family Dental will determine the exact cause of the problem and determine if the extraction is essential or not. We will suggest a tooth extraction only as a last resort.
We recommend our patients follow proper oral hygiene practices at home, including brushing and flossing daily to prevent the necessity of tooth extraction. We also recommend you to visit our dentist at Boger Family Dental for your biannual checkups and professional teeth cleanings to identify dental problems during their initial stage to avoid the need for an extraction or complex dental procedures in the future.
Do you have a painful tooth? Call Boger Family Dental at 408.286.3229 or schedule an appointment online to consult our dentist at our office in San Jose, CA.