Tooth Extractions in Whittier
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket. When we remove a tooth, we have numerous restorative treatment options to restore the tooth and help improve your oral health.
We do our best to help patients save their teeth. Basically, that’s our number one goal. However, we understand that things happen, and extractions can be unavoidable at times.
Why Do I Need an Extraction?
Extractions are performed most commonly because of irreparable damage to the tooth because of dental decay or trauma. Periodontal disease is also a common cause of dental extractions in Whittier. Some patients have had to undergo extractions because of overcrowding in their mouth, which can make it impossible to thoroughly clean the teeth, increasing the likelihood of decay and gum disease.
Extractions might be your best option if you have an infected tooth since extracting it can give you relief from pain and prevent the infection from spreading.