What is a tooth extraction?
There are certain circumstances that require the complete removal of a tooth from its bone socket. This treatment is called a tooth extraction. Your experienced dentists, Dr. Rabee McDonald & Dr. Christo Mallakis, may recommend a tooth extraction to improve your oral health. At Lifetime Smiles, you can be certain that Dr. McDonald & Dr. Mallakis, will only suggest tooth extraction if it truly necessary. You may benefit from tooth extraction if:
- A tooth is severely damaged from decay or trauma
- A large portion of the tooth structure and supporting bone is destroyed by infection
- There is not enough room for all of the teeth in the mouth to grow in properly
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Generally, the most important reason to remove a tooth is to protect the other teeth in your smile. Even after a tooth has died, the decay and infection that killed it can spread quickly and cause further damage to healthy teeth. During a tooth extraction, our caring dental team ensures that your treatment is painless and comfortable. We also understand what losing a tooth can mean, so we provide multiple cosmetic dentistry options to replace the missing tooth as well. We welcome you to call our dental office today at 760-747-1811 to learn more about tooth extractions in Escondido, California and our tooth replacement options.
What is wisdom teeth removal?
One of the most common tooth extraction treatments is the removal of your third molars, also known as wisdom teeth.
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Because your wisdom teeth are the last of your permanent teeth to grow in, they can often become impacted and present other dental problems. To prevent wisdom teeth from causing painful infections and damage, they are often removed. No matter the reason for your tooth extraction, Dr. McDonald, Dr. Mallakis and our dental team at Lifetime Smiles will ensure that you get the care and attention you deserve. Contact us today for an appointment!
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