Dental Services

Tooth Extractions in Salinas, CA

Good oral hygiene is extremely important to your overall health.

The loss of a single tooth can have major impact on overall oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some circumstances when a tooth needs to be removed.

A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth

Dr. Chao or Dr. Bui may suggest an extraction after careful evaluation and treatment. Diagnostic radiographs are used to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone before extracting the tooth. Based on the degree of difficulty, you may be referred to an oral surgeon to ensure the best experience for you.

A certain amount of pain and discomfort is to be expected following an extraction, but it can be minimized with painkillers and ice packs applied to the face for 15 minutes at a time. Discomfort should lessen within three days to two weeks.

If you experience prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever, call Salinas Valley Dental Care immediately.


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