Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. At Calavera Hills Dental, we prioritize the health and preservation of your natural teeth. However, there are instances when removing a tooth is necessary to maintain or improve your oral health and overall wellbeing. Our dedicated dentist and team are committed to ensuring that if you require a tooth extraction, the process is conducted with utmost care, precision and comfort.

There are several reasons why a tooth extraction may be deemed necessary:

  • Severe Tooth Decay or Infection: When a tooth is badly decayed or an infection has compromised a large portion of the tooth and surrounding bone, extraction may be the only viable treatment to prevent the spread of infection and protect your oral health.
  • Advanced Periodontal Disease: This condition affects the gums and bone that support the teeth. If it progresses to a point where the structural integrity of a tooth is compromised, extraction may be required.
  • Dental Crowding: In some cases, there may not be enough space in your mouth for all your teeth to fit properly. Extraction can be a part of orthodontic treatment to align the teeth correctly.
  • Impacted Teeth: Teeth that have not erupted properly or are blocked from coming in — often wisdom teeth — may need to be removed to prevent pain, infection or crowding of other teeth.

Dr. Christopher Layton and our team will utilize the latest techniques and anesthesia options to ensure your tooth extraction is as pain-free and comfortable as possible. We understand the importance of a gentle approach and are here to support you through every step of the procedure, including your recovery.

After the extraction, we will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions to help your mouth heal quickly and efficiently. It is crucial to follow these guidelines to avoid complications such as infection or dry socket, a condition where the blood clot at the site of the extraction fails to develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the wound has healed. To restore your smile post-extraction, we offer a range of tooth replacement options, including dental implants, bridges and dentures. We will work with you to choose the best solution based on your specific needs, preferences and overall oral health.

Call us today at 760-842-5876 to schedule your consultation and learn more about tooth extraction in Carlsbad, California. We are dedicated to helping you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile!

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