After Dental Extractions: Q&A Session

You may find yourself wondering what to expect after your dental extraction. Are you going to need a tooth replacement to fill in the opening – or are you going to be able to heal and go on with your life without any additional restorative treatment or oral surgery? When it comes to a complete smile and replacing teeth, there is not one single answer. Extractions occur due to a variety of reasons, after all. Give us a moment of your time to receive some clarification.

Q&A: Extractions

Question: Do I need to replace my tooth if the dental extraction is part of an orthodontic plan? What if it’s a wisdom tooth?

Answer: If you need the removal of a tooth for orthodontic purposes, you are not going to need a new one. The reason you don’t need a tooth replacement after a dental extract in this case is the fact that the removal of a tooth is generally to provide more room for a smile that needs more space. As for wisdom teeth, replacement is unnecessary because wisdom teeth are unnecessary.

Question: How will I know what to do to heal after an extraction?

Answer: We will provide you with detailed after-care instructions, so you heal quickly and comfortably. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to call!

Question: How can I replace a tooth that is removed because of disease or damage? Is this necessary?

Answer: If your tooth is damaged or diseased in some way, you may require a dental extraction because other options simply cannot come to the rescue to save your tooth. It will be essential that you replace your missing tooth with a replacement. You may choose an implant or speak with us about considering other options, such as a bridge or a partial denture.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).