At Bella Smiles, Dr. Chawla and Dr. Chow make every effort to safe a tooth if possible. Sometimes, however, teeth cannot be saved and need to be removed. The most common reason for extracting a tooth is tooth damage due to breakage or decay. Some other possible reasons for tooth extraction could include extra teeth blocking other teeth from coming in, preparation for orthodontic treatment or insufficient space for wisdom teeth to grow in. Some extractions are simple and can be done quickly and painlessly, with little recovery time.
Occasionally though, extraction and involve teeth that are not yet erupted or have serious infection. In either case, Dr. Chawla and Dr. Chow diagnose and recommend treatment plans that best suites their patients, and can sometimes mean a referral to an oral surgeon for an extraction. The level and duration of discomfort depend on the difficulty of the extraction, but we prescribe the appropriate medications and give necessary post operative instructions to make our patients as comfortable as possible.