Tooth Extraction Irvine
Irvine Tooth Extraction ProcessA tooth may need to be extracted if it is severely infected or irreparable. Here at our Irvine dental office we do everything that we can to heal a person's teeth. Before we think of prescribing a tooth extraction, we recommend root canals. Root canals removed the infected portion of a tooth, and restore it, with proper dental material. When root canals are inviable, it's best to remove the tooth and start over. A dental extraction is when a tooth is completely removed from its place in your jaw bone, from root to cusp. This procedure is also known as exodontia, or exodontics. We will only extract a tooth if we feel it is absolutely necessary. Once a tooth has been expertly removed by our dentist, we will provide multiple restorative and cosmetic options to replace the missing tooth.
To ensure that your smile stays healthy after a tooth extraction, and to support your replacement teeth, we may also suggest bone grafting. Bone grafting is most often done to support dental implants, which require strong bone for support.
We are dedicated to ensuring you are as comfortable as possible during both tooth extractions and bone grafting. For more information, we encourage you to call or visit our dental office. We are happy to answer all of your questions and schedule your appointment with our skilled dentist. A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.
If a person has impacted wisdom teeth, it is likely that they need to be removed. An impacted wisdom tooth pushes itself forward against another tooth. Naturally, wisdom teeth sprout upward like normal teeth. But because they develop at a later stage, and imperfections cause them to "erupt" in different directions, wisdom teeth can become blocked from eruption by other teeth. An impacted tooth can cause a great amount of pain and inflammation. Further, impacted wisdom teeth can move your existing teeth. This is the same reason why braces work, constant pressure moves your teeth gradually, and permanently. If you are experiencing symptoms of an impacted tooth, come in our dental office in Irvine for a consultation for wisdom teeth removal.
Cost of Tooth Extraction
If you have insurance, our insurance and payment coordinator will work with you to make sure that you are getting as much of your fee covered as possible. Feel free to call us and ask questions about insurance and services.