Sometimes, a natural tooth cannot be saved, and it needs to be extracted. A tooth extraction can become necessary for several reasons:
- Severe decay
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Severely broken or damaged teeth
- Malpositioned teeth:
– Impacted teeth
– Preparation for orthodontic treatment
If you need to have a tooth pulled, it is by far not the end of the world. Nowadays, a tooth extraction can be performed virtually painlessly using local anesthetics, and with proper care, recovery time after you pull a tooth is minimal.
It is crucial, however, that the extracted tooth is being replaced. The gap left behind by a tooth removal, even if it is just a single one, can lead to severe problems and complications in the future. Your remaining teeth can start shifting and severely impact your overall dental health, you may experience problems when chewing, and you can develop issues related to your jaw joint.
Today’s dentistry offers such well-advanced technologies and high-quality options that tooth replacements usually look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. At Monterey Peninsula Dental Group, we are proud that we can offer our patients state-of-the-art technologies and highly experienced dentists who are well-versed and highly educated in the latest dental techniques.
Every case is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. We usually recommend one of two replacement options after a tooth extraction:
Our highly experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your case to ensure that there is no alternative to extraction and provide you with the best possible treatment plan.
See what our happy patients are saying:
Dr. Falkel is an outstanding practitioner. The procedure was remarkably easy and I felt absolutely no pain. Yesterday evening, at 9 PM, Dr. Falkel called me at home to make sure that I was doing fine. I think he goes well beyond what one would expect.
Dr Ludy installed 3 crowns on me, he did a great job, made sure I was comfortable, terrific pain management, listened and addressed my concerns. He really cares about his patients and it shows.
I continue to receive excellent dental care and support from the dental group I have used for the past 36 years. I have had 2 dentists retire, and I now live an hour drive away, but I keep coming back for the superb dental care and advice.