There may be just one procedure that patients are more uncomfortable with than a root canal, and that’s extraction. But a tooth extraction is really nothing to fear. Modern anesthesia and technology make dental extractions more comfortable than ever. In addition, Dr. Swathi and our team have a gentle touch and years of experience, so you will be in great hands.
Why Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Although you visit the dentist regularly and take care of your teeth at home, problems can still arise. Tooth extractions are necessary for a variety of reasons, including:
- Severe decay or infection
- Malformed or extra teeth
- Severe gum disease
- Preparation for braces
- Fractured teeth
Extractions for Oral Health
At Valley Fair Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we take a conservative approach to your dental health. Dr. Swathi will make every effort to repair your tooth with a restorative dentistry procedure before moving to extraction as an option. Teeth compromised by decay can sometimes be repaired with a tooth-colored filling, root canal, inlay or onlay, or a dental crown. However, an extraction may be necessary to remove an irreparable tooth.
Extractions for Orthodontics
Orthodontics is designed to straighten teeth, but if your mouth is overcrowded, orthodontics alone won’t do the trick. Prior to receiving braces or undergoing Invisalign treatments, Dr. Swathi may recommend extraction. By removing teeth, we can reduce crowding and achieve the best possible results from your orthodontic treatment.
If you have been told that you need an extraction, or if you are our current patient and Dr. Swathi recommends extraction, rest assured that our gentle team will put your comfort and safety first. Call Valley Fair to schedule your consultation with family dentist and cosmetic dentist Dr. Swath today. Our San Jose office is convenient for patients from Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Rose Garden, Willow Glen, Saratoga, Los Gatos, and surrounding areas.