A Tooth Extraction Can Improve Your Smile

tooth extractionTooth extraction is one of the most common procedures within the field of oral surgery. While no one ever wants to lose a tooth, when your dentist or oral surgeon recommends it, it is medically beneficial and can improve the overall health of your mouth. Despite how daunting the procedure may seem, you will be in good hands with our highly-trained and skilled team. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons discuss the benefits extraction provides and what to expect after the procedure.

Situations That Require It

There are a lot of other reasons why you may need to have a tooth extracted. For example, advanced gum disease — when gingivitis is left untreated — can severely loosen a tooth to the point where extraction is the best option. In some cases of severe tooth decay, you may need to have it removed if the tooth is too far gone to save. Moreover, those with weakened immune systems may need a tooth removed if it is infected. Infection that starts in the teeth and gums can spread to other places in your body, compromising seemingly disparate parts. 


Wisdom teeth removal is a common type of extraction that is necessary when these teeth — the third molars — will overcrowd existing teeth or are coming in at an angle. If they cannot healthily make their way into your mouth, your dentist or oral surgeon will suggest an extraction. The primary benefit of removal is that it will keep the rest of your mouth in the best possible shape. Even though you will be missing a tooth afterward, there are ways to fill in the gap. 

Replacement Options

Once you have your tooth removed, you will need to replace it. If the space is left unfilled, your jawbone will not be sufficiently stimulated, which can cause it to lose density and strength. Additionally, the action of chewing can help release nutrients into the bloodstream, so you can also suffer from nutrition deficiencies when your eating is hindered. Dental implants provide an excellent solution once you have a tooth extracted. They are inserted into your gumline, which stimulates the jawbone in addition to providing a prosthetic tooth to fill in the missing space. When you require one, your dentist and oral surgeon will team up to come up with the best plan of action, so the procedure will ultimately meet all of your needs. Prior to the procedure, they will take detailed imaging of your mouth, so they will fully understand what is required and can ensure the surgery is effective and efficient. 

Contact Us To Learn More About Extraction 

We are proud to be here for all of your oral surgery needs. Our skilled and dedicated team are able to both remove your tooth and provide implants — amongst myriad other procedure. To schedule an appointment, please call Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.