Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment at our La Jolla dental office.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Georgaklis will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.

At the time of extraction Dr. Georgaklis will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal. You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected. If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please Dr. George know right away.

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. Dr. George simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

If you would like more information about tooth extraction or any other dental procedures preformed at Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego

Contact Our University City Area – UTC La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry Office

As you can see, there are plenty of options for cosmetic dentistry that are available. To find out which one is right for you, it’s important that you undergo a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Georgaklis at Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego. After assessing your situation closely, Dr. Georgaklis will determine the best possible treatment plan for you needs. To schedule an appointment at our office, contact La Jolla area cosmetic dentist Dr. George Georgaklis today.