Teeth Extractions in San Marcos
Sometimes it’s necessary to have a tooth extraction. Some reasons that a patient might need an extraction include:
With a tool like DIAGNOdent, it’s easy for us to treat cavities as they’re just beginning. Unfortunately, not every patient seeks help early enough to stop the process. A tooth with substantial decay may need to be extracted, as a filling or a crown may not be enough to restore it.
Accident or Injury
It happens more than you think. One minute your smile is intact, and then, in a split-second, you’re facing an injury that threatens the health of one or more teeth. When that happens, you can rely on Dr. Donnelly of San Marcos Gentle Dental to provide the compassionate care you need.
Gum disease is not only a common oral health problem; it’s also the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. As gum disease becomes more advanced, it causes bone loss, leading to loose teeth. Eventually, the bone loss can lead to the loss of one or more teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
We’re all born with wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. But whatever purpose they once served, they just take up space now. At San Marcos Gentle Dental, we recommend that patients have their wisdom teeth extracted as teenagers. When wisdom teeth are given a chance to emerge, this can lead to a range of uncomfortable issues, like impaction, crowding, or infection.
View our videos about Extractions.
- Single Tooth Extraction Procedure
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
- Post-op Instructions for an Extraction
Exceptional Care for San Marcos and Beyond
Whatever your situation, Dr. Donnelly of San Marcos Gentle Dental will perform a thorough oral exam before planning your procedure. They’ll also talk to you about the care you need and answer any questions you might have. We’ll also talk to you about caring for your smile in the days after your procedure. If you’ll be using sedation dentistry for your procedure, having a friend or family member with you will be important, as the effects of sedation take time to wear off.