Category: Extractions

The Importance Of Dental Extractions

Often, we employ oral surgery to preserve teeth or to replace missing ones, from implant placement to ridge augmentation. However, sometimes oral surgery is needed to help the smile by actually removing a tooth. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons will look at the process of performing a general… Read more »

Treating An Impacted Tooth

When a tooth is impacted, this means it is unable to erupt fully, and may not be visible at all. Unless treated, this could cause serious complications for your oral health, including painful issues such as infection. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons explain how we approach the extraction… Read more »

Things that Might Lead to Tooth Extraction

There are several different conditions that can raise your risks of losing one or more teeth. When they get severe enough, it can sometimes be a better idea to extract the tooth than to wait for it to be lost on its own. While tooth extraction isn’t a commonly recommended treatment option, it may be… Read more »

Why Some Teeth Need to Be Surgically Extracted

While tooth extraction isn’t something that’s often recommended to address most dental issues, it’s typically a simple procedure whenever it is performed. Generally speaking, extracting a tooth means grasping its visible crown structure and gently loosening its root within its socket. Once it’s loose, the tooth can be carefully pulled out of the socket and… Read more »

When Waiting to Extract a Tooth Is a Bad Idea

With most oral health treatments, waiting to undergo treatment isn’t a good idea. The nature of most oral health concerns is progressive, and the longer you wait to address them, the more complicated it can become to successfully address them. When your dentist or oral health specialist recommends tooth extraction to address your concern, it… Read more »

Other Reasons Why a Tooth Might Need Extraction

One of the most frequent reasons for having to extract a tooth is because it’s a third molar (or wisdom tooth) that’s become impacted and is unable to erupt properly. Surgically extracting the molar helps eliminate the discomfort that it causes and protects the rest of your oral health from further complications. However, being impacted… Read more »

Why Isn’t Extracting Teeth More Frequently Recommended?

There are many options for addressing a wide range of oral health problems, and most are designed specifically to help you preserve as much of your healthy, natural tooth structure as possible. However, in some cases, extracting a tooth is the preferable solution for your oral health, depending on the severity of your oral health… Read more »

3 Reasons to Extract Teeth (Besides Impacted Molars)

Some forms of dental treatment are more common than others, but even those that are less frequently recommended are often well-known. For example, many people recognize what tooth extraction means, even if they’ve never had to have a tooth extracted. That’s especially true when it comes to extracting wisdom teeth that have become impacted. However,… Read more »

Why Extracting Some Teeth Requires Surgery

There aren’t many cases in which extracting a tooth is the best option for your smile. Typically, preserving your healthy, natural teeth is preferable, and the option of extracting one is only reserved for extreme situations when it’s absolutely necessary. While the process of extracting a tooth may sometimes be a simple one, many of… Read more »

A Tooth’s Journey to Needing Extraction

A lot of the problems that commonly affect people’s oral health are preventable under most circumstances. The reason they often develop is due to a vulnerability in your dental hygiene routine and/or preventive dental care schedule, even a slight one. The same is true for many of the conditions that lead to tooth loss or… Read more »