Remove Troublesome Teeth With Tooth Extractions in San Pedro

Removing your natural teeth is always going to be the last choice by your trusted dentist. At Shook Dental Care, we will do all we can to save the life of your real teeth. However, there are times when tooth extractions in San Pedro may be necessary to keep the rest of your healthy teeth safe. If tooth removal is necessary, you needn’t worry. Our extractions will:

  • Eliminate the pain so you can get back to your life
  • Feel painless, thanks to a local anesthesia that will completely numb your mouth
  • Include comforts like warm towels and neck pillows
  • Repair your smile and improve your oral health
  • Help you enjoy smiling, laughing, and eating again

If you think you may need a tooth extraction, call us at 310-982-6333 today.

Trust Our Team for a Stress-Free Extraction

A tooth extraction is never our first choice. In fact, if we can avoid it, we certainly will. To determine whether you need an extraction, Dr. Victoria Shook will examine your mouth, take digital images, and help you decide on the right course of action. If we find it necessary, we will gently remove your tooth. Here is what it will look like:

  • Before the tooth removal, we will thoroughly numb the area surrounding your tooth with local anesthesia.
  • Once you are totally numb, Dr. Shook will use special instruments to gently remove your tooth.
  • Afterward, we will give you aftercare instructions to protect the extraction area and encourage healing.

We don’t want you to feel stressed about tooth loss. We offer a number of tooth replacement options to help you refill your smile, and we’ll help you decide which one will work best for you. Once your mouth has fully healed, we will fill in the gaps in teeth with treatment options, such as:

  • Dental Bridge – For several missing teeth in a row, we can anchor a bridge to your own teeth or to dental implants.
  • Digital Dentures – Replace your missing teeth with dentures made with digital technology. This process helps us provide a perfect fit and repair or restore dentures in a hurry if necessary.
  • Dental Implants – These function much like your natural tooth roots, keeping replacement teeth firmly secured while preventing the bone loss that normally occurs without the stimulation your roots provide to your jaw.

Each of these options will help you gain a fully functioning mouth. Tooth extractions in San Pedro shouldn’t be traumatic – and they aren’t at Shook Dental Care. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Shook can handle your extraction with care and compassion. Call us at 310-982-6333 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.

Common Questions About Tooth Removal / Extractions

How long does it take a tooth removal to heal?

For most types of extractions, you can expect the site to heal within seven to 10 days. You actually play a role in how quickly you heal, however. We’ll give you complete aftercare instructions for you to follow. The closer you stick to these guidelines, the quicker and more comfortable your healing period will be.

When is tooth removal necessary?

It’s usually best to keep a tooth in place as long as possible. However, if a tooth is too diseased or damaged to save with a restorative procedure like a root canal or dental crown, we will suggest removal. Sometimes teeth need to be removed to make room for dentures or other restorations. We may also recommend extraction prior to orthodontic treatment.

What happens after a tooth removal?

We’ll put gauze on the socket and send you home with additional gauze that can be used to stop bleeding. If needed, we’ll provide a prescription for pain medication. We’ll also give you instructions on how to care for your extraction site and encourage blood clotting. In general, you’ll want to limit your activity for a couple of days or so.