Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but unfortunately, adult tooth loss is all too common; statistics tell us that nearly 75 percent of adults will lose at least one tooth at some point in their lives.
Some tooth loss can occur due to severe decay or traumatic injury, such as having a tooth knocked out in an accident. However, the leading cause of adult tooth loss is periodontal disease.
If and when you need a tooth extracted, a periodontist in Temple City is often the best choice. Since a periodontist like Dr. Jeffrey Hsu specializes in treating gum disease and replacing missing teeth, they can perform your extraction, restore your gum health, and handle tooth replacement with dental implants.
Why Choose a Periodontist for Tooth Extraction
The advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis is aggressive and can be very destructive to your oral health. Untreated, it gradually breaks down gum tissue, tooth roots, bone, and other structures that support and stabilize your teeth.
We prefer to help you keep your teeth whenever possible, but if gum disease destroys too much of its supporting structure, the only option is to remove the tooth. Otherwise, bone loss will continue to advance and may also compromise the stability of surrounding teeth.
When tooth extraction is necessary because of advanced gum disease, a periodontist is the right professional to handle the procedure. A periodontist can comfortably and efficiently remove the tooth and stop the infection from spreading by treating damaged gum and bone tissue.
Compassionate, Comfortable Care
It’s never easy to hear the news that you need a tooth removed. We understand. Dr. Hsu and his team will do everything to support you and be there for you throughout your procedure. Your comfort and well-being are our priorities, and you can rest assured that your treatment is in skilled and experienced hands.
The first step is to numb the tooth with a strong local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Since Dr. Hsu plans your treatment using digital imaging technology, he can work most efficiently to minimize your time spent in the dental chair.
We also offer oral sedation if you would like something to help you relax and stay calm throughout your procedure.
Tooth Replacement after Extraction
Losing a tooth to extraction can be stressful, but we'll focus on helping you find tooth replacement options like dental implants. That way, you can go through the procedure knowing that it won’t be long before you have a whole, healthy, and beautiful smile again.
We Remove Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth or third molars are the teeth farthest back in your mouth and are the last teeth to emerge. Because of their location, wisdom teeth are difficult to keep clean and often cause crowding of surrounding teeth. If your dentist has recommended removing wisdom teeth, Dr. Hsu can complete the procedure comfortably and efficiently at our Temple City dental office.
Expert Tooth Extraction in Temple City, CA
We know it can be upsetting to hear you need a tooth extraction for any reason. However, when you choose a Temple City periodontist like Dr. Jeffrey Hsu, you can be confident that your procedure is in skilled, experienced, and caring hands.