Tooth Extractions in Cupertino
Sometimes a tooth cannot be restored and must be removed.
When a tooth is broken or has significant decay, the ideal solution is to restore it using a filling, crown, or other procedure. If restoration is not possible or advisable due to the condition of the tooth, an extraction may be recommended to prevent infection and achieve or maintain oral health.
Extractions are performed with the use of local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. The tooth is then gently loosened and removed. Stitches are sometimes needed, and may dissolve or require removal at a follow-up appointment.