Sometimes it isn't possible to save a badly damaged tooth. In cases like that, our dental team in Walnut Creek uses tooth extractions to help restore your oral health.
Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
While extractions may be a worry for some patients, our dentists and the team at Redwoods Dental prioritize treatments for our Langley patients' smiles that don't involve the removal of natural tooth structures if possible.
However, in some situations, teeth will cause infection, damage or pain if not removed from the mouth. When this is the case, we extract one or more teeth.
To me, providing dental care includes taking the time to help each patient understand their treatment process and feel comfortable during their appointment.
While it is always more desirable to us to save a natural tooth if we can, there are some cases where this isn't possible and keeping a tooth in your mouth will have serious health complications.
If a tooth is too badly damaged because of gum disease, injuries, or tooth decay we may recommend removing it.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many, but not all, people between the ages of 17 and 25 will grow wisdom teeth (also called third molars). However, wisdom teeth are not always fully functional or may begin to cause serious crowding if your mouth is not large enough to accommodate them, causing pain and potential health issues.
If this is the case for you, our dentists may recommend having your wisdom teeth extracted in order to preserve your oral health.