Tooth Extractions Santa Cruz, CA

Remove infected, decayed or unnecessary teeth.

Tooth ExtractionsYou might think tooth extractions go against the goal of a restorative procedure, and it’s true that it is somewhat counterintuitive to remove a tooth in order to restore function. Our Santa Cruz dental office is committed to doing everything possible to save a natural tooth, but in some cases it is in the best interest of the patient to completely remove it. Examples of such instances are tooth decay that has progressed too far to reverse or in preparation for dentures, dental implants, or orthodontic treatment.

When a dental extraction is the only alternative, the patient is mildly sedated and the tooth is gently rocked out to release it. In some cases our office will recommend an oral surgeon to remove the tooth.