Tooth Extractions palm springs ca

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

No one ever wants to lose a natural tooth, but certain situations may require the tooth to be removed in order to preserve the health of your mouth. If you are suffering from chronic tooth pain due to decay or infection, we always do our best to save your natural tooth before recommending tooth extractions. In the event that an extraction is needed, we provide sedation dentistry services and use minimally invasive techniques to ensure your treatment is as comfortable and pain-free as possible! Common reasons we perform tooth extractions in our Rancho Mirage, CA office can include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Impacted tooth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Tooth fracture
  • Stubborn baby tooth

Our Tooth Extractions Process

With the proper levels of sedation and the experience of our periodontist, Dr. Ellie Love, tooth extractions are a simple and comfortable procedure. First, we numb the treatment site with local anesthetic. If you need additional assistance feeling relaxed and calm, sedation can be administered at this time as well. During the actual extraction, you will feel a slight pressure, but we do our best to ensure you feel no pain during the tooth removal process. Once your tooth is extracted, we will provide you with home-care instructions to ensure the treatment site heals properly. Depending on your situation, we may recommend a number of tooth replacement options to ensure the health and function of your mouth and the correct position of your remaining teeth.

Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants

Thankfully, modern dentistry has paved the way for permanent tooth replacement with dental implants. Not only will you be able to fully restore your smile, but can do so in the most natural way. Dental implants do not need existing teeth as dental bridges do to remain in place, nor do they cause the bone to deteriorate at the extraction site. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth, from the tooth root to the visible crown, making it as if you had never lost a tooth in the first place! For many patients, these benefits make dental implants the obvious choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. If you would like to know more about dental implants, please schedule a consultation with us today!

Have chronic tooth pain? We’re here to help!