About General Tooth Extractions
Sometimes, even healthy teeth are recommended for removal. There may not be enough room in the mouth to accommodate any additional teeth, or the tooth may need to be removed in preparation for orthodontics or oral surgery. In many cases, a tooth needs to be extracted because it is too severely damaged or has decayed beyond the point of saving.
We offer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide to make sure our patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Learn more on our anesthesia options page.
Reasons a tooth might need to be extracted:
- Persistent pain and infection
- Periodontal disease
- Dental shifting
- Root canal failure
- Advanced tooth decay
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
First, Dr. Oji will administer your selected form of anesthesia. In some cases, the tooth can be removed by simply using forceps. Other cases might require the tooth to be sectioned into smaller pieces before it can be removed. Dr. Oji will explain the details of your procedure so that you know exactly what to expect beforehand.
You will be provided instructions, which you should follow closely to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. Dr. Oji will discuss tooth replacement options with you to replace the gap, such as dental implants or full-arch restoration.
Tooth Extraction in Fresno, CA
We encourage you to contact our Fresno, CA, office if you suspect you might need to have a tooth extracted. Our team will evaluate your condition and determine the best option for treatment.