Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from your mouth. Our dentist and team believe in providing conservative treatments that will help protect your teeth and prevent the need for an extraction, but if your tooth is too badly damaged to be successfully restored, we may recommend that it be removed from your mouth.
Some of the conditions which may make a tooth extraction necessary include:
- Severe infection
- Loss of tooth structure and supporting bone structure
- Severe decay
When removing your tooth, our dentist will use great skill and care to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We know that losing a tooth can be upsetting on several levels, and we do our best to minimize physical and emotional discomfort so that you can receive the care you need. We also provide post-op instructions so that you can recover quickly and without complications.
After your tooth has been extracted, Dr. Elizabeth Kim will work with you to find an appropriate replacement. Your replacement tooth will be custom-designed to provide you with a solution that is beautiful as well as functional. Depending on your individual needs and the number of teeth you are replacing, your replacement tooth may be a bridge, implant or denture.
We invite you to contact Lake Forest Dental at 949.446.0700 for more information about tooth extractions in Lake Forest, California, and to set up your appointment with our caring dentist.