It is not uncommon for a tooth to be removed from the mouth at some point in a patient’s life. A tooth may need to be extracted when decay, injury, or other conditions are so severe that the tooth is not able to be saved. Left untreated, the health of the surrounding teeth can become compromised and suffer. Sometimes, a healthy tooth will need to be removed if there is not enough room in the mouth, such as wisdom teeth removal, or as part of an orthodontic or oral surgery treatment plan.
In general, local anesthesia will be used to ensure the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure. When you come to Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants for a tooth extraction, Dr. Boynton or Dr. McMahon will create a treatment plan – including your options for anesthesia — just for you. Your treatment plan will be mapped out and discussed during your first visit to our practice in Sonoma or Napa, CA.
Listen to our patients as they share their great experiences having teeth extracted by Dr. Boynton or Dr. McMahon.
Why do teeth need to be removed?
Despite our best efforts, a tooth may not be able to be saved. Left untreated, an unhealthy tooth can cause serious oral health complications, such as pain and infection. A healthy tooth may need to be extracted to prevent additional complications such as dental alignment issues. Whether a tooth is healthy or unhealthy, it has been recommended for extraction in the best interest of your oral health.
There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted:
- Severe decay, infection, or periodontal (gum) disease
- Dental crowding
- Alignment issues
- Prevention of oral health issues
- Broken teeth
- Root canal failure
Many teeth that are extracted need a replacement to balance facial aesthetics and restore optimal function. Your oral surgeon can discuss your personal treatment plan, including your options for tooth replacement, during your consultation appointment.
Whether you or your child require a single tooth or multiple teeth to be extracted, please contact Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Sonoma or Napa, CA. Dr. Boynton and Dr. McMahon are highly skilled in tooth extractions, tooth replacements, and the safe administration of anesthesia. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your oral health goals and that we exceed your expectations here at Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants.