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Walnut Creek, CA dentist offers tooth extractions

If you have a tooth that is too damaged to successfully restore with a filling or other dental restoration, Dr. Mark Wong of Walnut Creek, CA may suggest the removal of the tooth. A tooth extraction is done for a wide variety of reasons, and patients who need surgical or simple removal can seek help with our team.

Why might a tooth require extraction?

While the teeth are designed to last a lifetime, there are several issues that can occur that may require the removal and replacement of a tooth. Tooth extractions may be performed for the following reasons:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Severe damage/injury/trauma
  • Failed root canal therapy
  • Problematic wisdom teeth
  • Impacted teeth.
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment

What type of extractions are performed with Dr. Mark Wong?

Dr. Mark Wong of Walnut Creek, CA is pleased to provide both simple and surgical extractions for patients in and around the area. Simple extractions are performed when a tooth is accessible above the gumline, and a surgical extraction is needed if the tooth is impacted, below the gumline or is too broken down to remove with traditional methods. Surgical extractions often require sedation and proper anesthetics to complete and typically require more time off everyday activities to properly heal.

Do extractions hurt?

Comfort is of utmost importance to our team, and we provide proper sedation and anesthetics for all treatments that could be uncomfortable for our patients. We also advise as to over-the-counter medications that can be used to control inflammation or pain following dental procedures to ensure a smooth recovery.

What do I need to know about tooth extraction care?

When a tooth has been removed, it is important for patients to closely follow the aftercare instructions given by Dr. Mark Wong. Surgical extractions require longer recovery time than a simple extraction and paying close attention to postoperative care instructions from the dentist can significantly reduce the risk of infection or complications.

Call Dr. Mark Wong to learn more about tooth extractions.

Walnut Creek, CA patients can book a consultation visit with our dentist by calling (925) 678-5600 to discuss their need for possible tooth extraction. We welcome new and established patients to our office, conveniently located at 3075 Citrus Circle, Suite #204.