Our goal is to provide you with the most conservative treatments possible, restoring your teeth and preserving your natural tooth structure to promote better long-term oral health. However, in some cases, the damage may be so severe that restoration is not possible. If this is the case for you, our dentist may recommend that a tooth be removed from your mouth and replaced.
Tooth extraction is typically recommended when:
- Severe infection destroys a significant portion of your tooth and supporting bone structure.
- Severe decay has damaged the tooth beyond the point where it can be successfully repaired and restored.
- The teeth are overcrowded and cannot fit properly in the mouth, increasing your risk of tooth damage and preventing you from receiving orthodontic treatment or other care.
Dr. Jon Glenn will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth to determine if a tooth extraction is the right option for you. If your tooth does need to be removed, he will take great care to remove the tooth as gently as possible and ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. You will receive a detailed post-extraction care plan so that you can heal and recover without complications, and we will work with you to find the right type of tooth replacement for your needs, such as a dental implant.
If you have any questions regarding tooth extractions in Newport Beach, California, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Glenn, call us today at 949-644-0071!