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Tooth Extraction

For some, tooth extractions may sound like an extreme solution to dental problems, but, in truth, it is the only solution in certain circumstances. In those instances, when you visit us and all the options have been explored, we will recommend extraction to rectify your dental issues. We also highly recommend extractions for wisdom teeth as well. If you would like to learn more about how you can benefit from extraction of your wisdom teeth or as a solution to other dental conditions, then please visit our office at Smile Craft Dental. 


In cases where individuals are suffering from a severe tooth infection in which the entire tooth is infected, often the best solution is to extract the tooth. Once extracted, we can control the spread of the infection and also clean up the area more effectively. If your tooth is completely compromised with no way to restore it to health, then it will cease to function even after eliminating the infection. In some instances, it is difficult to clean an infected tooth and an extraction to restore your mouth to health makes sense. Not only does extraction prevent the spread of infection to your other teeth but it also helps us to control it, alleviate your pain, and save your other teeth and gums. Once an infection affects your gums it becomes even more difficult to control because it can spread even faster, quickly compromising the integrity of the rest of your teeth as well. 


Tooth extractions not only save the neighboring teeth, but they work after the extraction to keep them strong and help to prevent them from any related damage and decay. If your infected tooth has a weak root and has begun to loosen then an extraction may be your best option. When we remove your tooth in a timely manner before further damage occurs, we can successfully fit an orthodontic in its place. Doing so means the roots of your other teeth will be saved and so will your teeth. Sometimes, to protect the rest of your teeth and your gums, extraction is the answer. 


Extraction also provides a positive solution when your teeth need repair or correction to bring them in line, correct your bite, or even straighten your teeth. Before applying orthodontia, such as braces, tooth extraction is recommended to prevent overcrowding and to ensure your teeth align properly. In these instances, extraction not only helps improve your smile, but it also helps straighten your teeth and protect your roots, keeping both strong and healthy.  

The overcrowding of your teeth can make them overlap, and it can also cause dental problems such as lack of proper oral hygiene because it is difficult to clean overlapping teeth. To ensure strong, healthy teeth for a lifetime, you need to practice good dental hygiene - brushing and flossing twice daily and visiting us every six months or more for dental cleanings and dental exams.  

Whether you have a loose tooth, are experiencing the pain of a tooth infection or troubling wisdom teeth, we are here to help. Call us at Redwood City 650-900-6496 or Mountain View 650-679-7990 or visit us at Smile Craft Dental to learn more about the benefits of tooth extractions.

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Smile Craft is a technology-driven dental office with a focus on continuity of care and a better experience. 


  • Forward Thinking
    We believe in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to new techniques, better equipment and overall care.
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    Our experienced doctors and staff take a gentle, skillful, and patient-centered approach to dentistry.

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    Our approach to your dental needs is a partnership with a focus on prevention and education.
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    We pride ourselves on the cutting edge technology that we use to offer you the best care.
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