Resolve Oral Pain and Preserve Dental health with Safe and Effective Dental Extractions

The thought of having your tooth removed is unsettling. We get it. There is nothing quite like your natural teeth. Nevertheless, there are situations in dental care where removing a tooth is a more suitable choice than leaving it in your mouth. At Gerald Middleton DDS in Riverside, California, our dentists are committed to utilizing all efforts to restore your tooth. Yet, when your tooth is beyond repair, Drs. Gerald Middleton and Adria Cate will recommend dental extraction as a necessary course of action.

Why you may need tooth removal

We offer several restorative treatments to preserve your natural teeth, including dental crowns and composite fillings. Unfortunately, sometimes, we are unable to save a tooth despite our best efforts.

Our dentists will recommend tooth removal in the instances below.

  • A severely decayed or damaged tooth
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • An ankylosed baby tooth if it causes pain or disrupts the eruption of permanent teeth
  • To make room for orthodontic treatment
  • To resolve overcrowding

Before extracting your tooth, we review tooth replacement alternatives to ensure you never have to face life without teeth. Our teeth replacement options include dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Our doctors will advise the option depending on the number of teeth extracted, your oral health, and your budget.

What to expect during tooth removal

Dental extractions can invoke anxiety, but not in our office. Before working on you, we ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. We always explain the procedure beforehand and encourage you to ask questions you may have about the treatment. We also precisely anesthetize your gums to minimize discomfort. Furthermore, if you have dental anxiety, you can benefit from our sedation dentistry options for optimal comfort.

Tooth extraction involves pulling out the tooth from its socket. Since your tooth is firmly anchored in the jawbone, we use gentle back-and-forth motions to loosen it before pulling it out. Once we remove your tooth, we place a gauze pad on the extraction site to control bleeding. After the extraction, expect mild pain and swelling, but these discomforts can be managed with pain medications and home remedies. 

Gentle dental extractions near me

Suspect you need tooth removal? Please call (951) 688-3442 to book an appointment with Gerald Middleton DDS, for safe and effective dental extractions. We’re located in Riverside, CA, but we serve new and current patients from the nearby locations of Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Moreno Valley, and San Bernardino County.