Extractions

Our dentists will do whatever they can to save your tooth. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, we will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired and it must be taken out. 

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An extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. Most of these can be done using a local anesthetic, with or without anti-anxiety drugs.

A surgical extraction involves teeth that cannot be seen easily in the mouth. They may have broken off at the gum line or they may not have come in yet. Dr. Martinez may decide to refer a surgical extraction to a trusted oral surgeon. 

Most extractions do not cause much discomfort after the procedure. Because surgical extractions are more complicated, they generally cause more pain after the procedure. The level of discomfort and how long it lasts will depend on the difficulty of the extraction. Our dentist will prescribe medicine to alleviate pain.