What Is It?
Tooth extraction offered at San Jose
general and cosmetic dentistry by Top Best
*8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan
H. Kim, DDS, Inc. is the removal of a
tooth from its socket in the bone.
What It's Used For
If a tooth has been damaged by decay or a
fracture, your dentist will try to repair it
and restore it with a filling, crown or
other treatment. Sometimes, though, the
damage is too extensive for the tooth to be
repaired. This is the most common reason for
extracting a tooth.
Here are other reasons for extraction:
- Some people have extra teeth that
block other teeth from coming in.
- People undergoing orthodontic work
may need teeth extracted to create room for
the teeth that are being moved into place.
- People receiving radiation to the
head and neck may need to have teeth in the
field of radiation extracted.
- People receiving chemotherapy may
develop infected teeth because chemotherapy
weakens the immune system, increasing
the risk of infection. These teeth may need to be extracted.
- People receiving an organ transplant
may need some teeth extracted if the teeth
are at risk of becoming sources of infection
after the transplant, when immunosuppressive medications are
- Wisdom teeth, also called third
molars, often are extracted either before or
after they come in. They commonly come in
your late teen years or early twenties. Impacted teeth get
stuck in the jaw and often need to be
removed if they are decayed
or cause pain. A wisdom tooth that has emerged partially may
be blocked by other teeth or may not have
enough room to
come in completely. This can irritate the gum, causing pain
and swelling, which requires the tooth to be
removed by San Jose
general and cosmetic dentists at Top Best *8* San Jose
Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc.