What is a tooth extraction?
A dentist removes the entire tooth from the dental alveolus (socket) during a tooth extraction.
When is pulling a tooth necessary?
Generally, tooth removals are considered a last resort. With early intervention, the need for dental extractions is relatively rare. For example, many teen and young adult patients turn to early wisdom teeth extractions before their third molars can impact, infect, and cause severe tooth pain.
Additionally, those that suffer from a badly infected tooth from tooth decay or gum disease. Have you had a filling, crown, or root canal? There is a chance that severely damaged restorative dentistry work might warrant a tooth extraction.
For new patients, we strongly suggest filling out new patient forms and submitting insurance information for a more efficient first visit.
How long does a teeth cleaning take? Paired with a standard dental check-up, patients typically anticipate basic dental cleanings and exams to last between 60 and 90 minutes. We’ve outlined what to expect before, during, and after each check-up and cleaning appointment:
Consider Gentle Tooth Extractions at Local Dental San Antonio
Although pulling a tooth can feel vulnerable or scary for some, our patients can rest assured that Drs. Joung and Minkyung Lee ensure that you feel protected, relaxed, and better by the end of your recovery journey.
Are you suffering from unbearable tooth pain or worried about your wisdom teeth? Take advantage of our online booking or conveniently call (210) 686-1486. The San Antonio community can trust the Local Dental team to keep individuals and families healthy, happy, and feeling at home.