We prioritize rehabilitating and improving the health and strength of natural teeth through cosmetic and restorative treatments. There are times, however, where teeth have been too badly compromised to be saved through these measures. In these instances, tooth extractions pose the next viable solution for maintaining the health of your smile. Tooth extractions are rarely painful or lead to additional complications when completed by experienced dentists. In fact, they are designed to eliminate tooth pain and infection completely from the mouth so that proper oral health can be sustained! Dr. Nicholas Shubin has over 30 years of dental experience and performs tooth extractions in San Juan Capistrano, CA on a routine basis. He holds expertise in the tooth extractions process, including for wisdom teeth, and is highly experienced in replacing teeth with aesthetic, functional dental bridges or dental implants.
The third molars, or wisdom teeth, often begin to appear between the ages of 17 and 25 when other permanent teeth are still coming in. Often this means that there are some adjustments that take place in the mouth and if all of the teeth do not line up correctly, these third molars will not have enough room to erupt, resulting in impacted or partially visible wisdom teeth that could be susceptible to bacteria and infection, gum disease, or issues with the jaw bone. Removing wisdom teeth is an oral surgical procedure completed in our state-of-the-art San Juan Capistrano, CA office while you are under sedation and is predictable and effective when completed by our experienced dentist, Dr. Shubin. At your appointment, he will provide guidance as to whether you’re a candidate for wisdom teeth removal or your chronic pain is from a problem tooth requiring tooth extraction.
Restorations after tooth extractions (not involving impacted wisdom teeth) improve oral function and, in some cases, appear more attractive and healthy than the original tooth. Of all the replacement options, dental implants remain the most ideal long-term for both functional and aesthetic purposes. For many patients, the option to replace teeth with a permanent and healthy solution like dental implants immediately after your procedure makes it easier to undergo tooth extractions. During your appointment, the treatment site is completely numbed and the tooth removed with techniques that help minimize trauma to the bone and gums. Tooth extractions do cause slight bleeding that will occur temporarily, but the area will heal quickly. If you have reservations about tooth extractions, we do all we can to help make your appointment safe, comfortable, and pleasant.