Tooth Extractions

You may not have thought about it before, but your teeth are actually pretty strong. They are made to withstand a lot of force, and they do a pretty good job of it. But sometimes, even teeth need a little help. That is where tooth extractions come in.

A tooth extraction is exactly what it sounds like: the removal of a tooth from the mouth. There are a variety of reasons why someone might need to have a tooth removed. The most common reason is because the tooth is infected. An infection in the tooth can cause severe pain and swelling, and if left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body. By having the tooth removed, you can get rid of the infection and avoid any further complications.

Another reason to have a tooth extracted is because it is severely decayed. When a tooth is decaying, it becomes weak and fragile. If left untreated, the tooth can break or fall out. Extracting the tooth prevents this from happening and helps to keep your smile looking its best.

If you have a tooth that is crowding your other teeth, it may need to be extracted in order to create more space. This is often the case with wisdom teeth, which are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. In some cases, wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they are trapped beneath the gumline and cannot erupt properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection and damage to the surrounding teeth. Extracting them can provide relief and improve your oral health.

Dr. Peter Scordakis and Dr. Dina Wasileski offer tooth extractions to remove damaged teeth from your mouth. A tooth extraction is often the first step to regaining a healthy mouth and improving your smile. Call Scordakis Family Dental at 916- 363-2374 to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentists and learn more about tooth extractions in Sacramento, California.