Do you have crowded teeth? Maybe one or more of your wisdom teeth have become impacted. Tooth extractions can be used to remove teeth that are overcrowded, infected, or decaying. Dr. Karim Naguib and the team of Premier Dental Care can help improve oral health with this procedure. Receive treatment in our Palmdale, CA or Lancaster, CA office today.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Some common reasons for extraction can include:
- Periodontal Disease: Periodontitis or gum disease can damage teeth and gums, eventually causing them to decay or fall out. Patients with excessive tooth or gum damage may need a tooth extraction to prevent the disease from spreading further.
- Severe Tooth Decay: Tooth extraction may be the only treatment option for patients in advanced stages of tooth decay. Extraction is used to prevent decay from spreading further and causing more damage to the teeth and gums.
- Overcrowding: Overcrowded teeth can lead to bite disorders, crooked teeth, excessive wear on tooth enamel, and jaw pain. Overcrowding can also increase the risk of tooth decay because it can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth. Removing overcrowded teeth can help prevent decay and eliminate jaw pain.
- Impacted Wisdom Tooth: Impacted wisdom teeth may cause tooth or gum infection, tooth pain, or tooth damage to neighboring teeth. Patients who are in their late teens or early 20’s are the most likely candidates for wisdom teeth removal.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
Dr. Naguib will use local anesthetic to numb the treated area to minimize tooth sensitivity. After extraction, the open area will be cleaned and then packed with gauze. Dr. Naguib may recommend dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures and partials to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Restorative options not only improve the aesthetics of your smile but can help prevent further gum and tooth problems.
Request an Appointment
Prevent overcrowding, tooth or jaw pain, and infection through a tooth extraction. The team at Premier Dental Care aim to provide comfortable care for patients of all ages. Call Premier Dental Care’s Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule an appointment online here. You can call our Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565 and schedule an appointment online here.