At our office, you can rest assured that we can provide all of the dental services you need for improved dental health. This includes oral surgery, which may involve tooth extraction, a biopsy, or another form of oral surgery. Our office also has an oral surgeon visit once a month to perform sedation as needed. Oral surgery may be needed to remove a tooth if it becomes impacted. This means the tooth fails to emerge from the gum and becomes entrapped between the jawbone and the gum tissue. This is very common with wisdom teeth, but sometimes occurs with other teeth as well. Impacted teeth should be removed quickly, as they can cause swelling, pain, and infection of the surrounding gum tissue.

Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime. However, Dr. Scott G. Lamming may recommend tooth extraction in certain circumstances. If your mouth is crowded, your dentist may pull a tooth to help your teeth align properly. Similarly, if there is no room in your mouth for a tooth to break through the gums, it may need to be pulled. If a tooth has extensive tooth decay that reaches the pulp, this can usually be remedied with root canal therapy; however, if the infection is so extensive that root canal therapy will not cure it, extraction will be performed to prevent the spread of infection. If a patient’s immune system is down, the risk of infection is enough reason to pull a tooth.

We welcome you to contact the office of Scott G. Lamming, DDS today with any questions about oral surgery in San Juan Capistrano, California, and to schedule a consultation with our experienced team.