There are several reasons why Dr. [doctor_name] may recommend tooth extraction. If a patient has a crowded mouth, there may not be room for a new tooth to grow in properly. The tooth may become impacted, or trapped, between the jawbone and the gums. If not extracted, this can cause infection and permanent damage to the surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth often become impacted. Our dentist is pleased to extract wisdom teeth in Stockton, CA. The extraction of wisdom teeth and other impacted teeth requires the use of oral surgery by our dentist. If a tooth has decay that is too extensive to be treated with root canal treatment, our dentist may extract it to prevent the spread of infection. The risk of infection is reason enough for extraction if a patient has a compromised immune system. Gingivitis is an infection that attacks the gums and bones that surround and support the teeth. If gingivitis has caused the loosening of permanent teeth, our dentist may extract them.
After extraction, our dentist will send you home for a few days to recover. Relax for at least 24 hours and limit your activity for a few days. Follow any instructions our dentist gives you to help lessen your discomfort, reduce the risk of infection, and speed your recovery.
Feel free to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.