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Tooth Extractions

in Los Altos CA

At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we want all our patients to have healthy teeth and a long-lasting smile. However, we know that sometimes, no matter how often we brush or floss, complications develop that require a tooth extraction. Often feared as a painful, invasive procedure, tooth extractions are actually rather simple at our practice. With modern sedation technology, treatments that used to be associated with discomfort have become no more uncomfortable than any routine dental visit.

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When Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?

When is getting teeth pulled a good idea? You might be thinking: never! We would advise against that. Many dental issues can be exacerbated by non-extracted teeth, especially when those teeth are infected. An infection can be caused by anything, from an expanding cavity that was never filled to a simple mouth injury. When the enamel of the tooth is eroded, the surrounding gum tissue might swell up and cause periodontal disease, and the tooth itself may even fall out on its own, but not before messing with the alignment of your smile on its way out.

Our team has listed other circumstances that might require a tooth extraction below. Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry can treat you in all of these cases, so don’t forget to schedule a consult with us immediately. If you are hesitant about teeth removal, read on for our tooth replacement options!

Advanced Periodontal Disease

If your gum line is swollen and you notice blood in the sink, you might have advanced periodontal disease. Our primary concern are any teeth that might be causing further damage to their neighbors by infecting your gums. A tooth extraction helps avoid this by removing the infected tissue and enamel.

Broken Teeth

A traumatic injury can cause teeth to become too chipped or broken for dental bonding. The sharp edges can begin to threaten your gum health and an extraction might be necessary before the tooth decays and takes your smile with it.

Non-Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If you feel your wisdom teeth coming in, it might be time to have your teeth pulled. Unless you’re one of the lucky few who suffer zero issues from a few additional pearly whites, you might begin to experience pain at the eruption site, a misaligned bite, loose teeth, and – eventually – an impacted tooth. Contact us quickly so we can remove the tooth before this happens.

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Why Choose Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Teeth removal seems to be something any dentist can do. While it is true that the procedure is one of the earliest in dental history, it has evolved quite a bit over the decades; and not everyone does it the same way! At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer top-of-the-line sedation dentistry, advanced anesthetics, and a highly-trained team of dental professionals, all of which will ensure your visit is quick, easy, and comfortable. We have perfected the art of the painless extraction and are ready to help you preserve your smile.

Sedation Options

in Los Altos, CA

In order to make your dental extraction a breeze, we offer a full range of sedation dentistry options, consisting of four levels of awareness.

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Minimal Sedation

Awake but in a more relaxed state
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Moderate Sedation

Affects your motor skills and memory of the procedure
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Deep Sedation

A “twilight” state on the edge of consciousness
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General Anesthesia

Completely unconscious

No matter the intensity of your anxiety or dental phobia, we have a sedation option for you. Depending on our analysis, our team might recommend one level of sedation over the other. However, in the end, it is your choice and nobody else’s. All that matters is that you are comfortable during your extraction. Learn more about our sedation options here!

Tooth Replacement After A Tooth Extraction

Following a tooth extraction procedure, you might be curious about tooth replacement options to fill any gaps left in your smile. After all, unless the case is something specific like a wisdom tooth extraction, there is a high chance that the process might result in inconsistent smile aesthetics. In order to mitigate this, we offer a host of dental implant and restorative dentistry treatments.

If you combine a tooth extraction with a dental implant and its accompanying restorations, nobody ever has to know that you replaced a tooth. Click here to find out more about our restorative dentistry treatments.

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Implant-Supported Bridges

Similar to a traditional bridge, this restoration replaces multiple teeth at once. However, unlike normal bridges, these are supported on either end by dental implants. This means that with a few implants, you can replace multiple teeth and regain a full, beaming smile.

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Implant Dentures

One of the marvels of modern dentistry, implant-supported dentures outshine their traditional counterparts in every way. Durable and attached to titanium implants, these tooth replacements mimic the look of real enamel perfectly, prevent slippage, and eschew the need for sticky adhesives. At our practice, we offer both removable and permanent dentures to our patients.

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Dental Implants

These titanium posts are inserted into the gum-line and serve as a replacement tooth root. They are sturdy and compatible with other restorations like crowns and dentures.

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Crowns

Most tooth replacement options will be capped off with a crown to cover the top of the restoration. These are usually made of porcelain and are indistinguishable from a natural tooth surface.

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