Thanks to modern dental care, we offer a number of dental treatments to save your tooth instead of needing to remove it. Nonetheless, some circumstances may require a tooth extraction to restore your smile to optimal health. Our caring dentists may recommend a tooth extraction in Woodland Hills, California, if it is the best option for avoiding further complications or if your oral cavity requires it. One of the most common reasons we recommend tooth extraction is if a tooth is so severely damaged by decay or infection that we cannot provide a successful restoration to save the tooth. In this case, we will remove the tooth in order to avoid further damage and pain.
We may also suggest tooth extraction for impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth (wisdom teeth that are stuck in the gum tissue and bone and cannot fully erupt) can cause damage to the nearby gums, bone, and teeth, and they may lead to the formation of cysts and tumors. To prevent these serious consequences, we may recommend wisdom teeth removal.
Tooth extraction may also be needed if:
- There are extra teeth blocking other teeth from properly erupting
- There are too many teeth, causing overcrowding that cannot be correcting through orthodontics alone
- Special cases like radiation therapy, cancer drugs, or organ transplant require it
We welcome you contact us today to learn more about tooth extraction. Drs. Terteryan, Gordon, and Fahid and our entire dental team look forward to seeing you soon at Couture Smiles Dental Group.