Having a tooth extracted is not the most pleasant idea, but for a tooth that is no longer salvageable or is deeply infected, it can sometimes better to take care of it sooner rather than later. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
Dr. Yen will inform you if an extraction is appropriate for various reasons, such as damage, infection or wisdom tooth problems. We also have several options for patients who may be a concerned about pain management – such as nitrous oxide or sleep dentistry through IV sedation provided by an anaesthetist at the practice.