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Have you ever had a tooth extracted? Sometimes, yanking a tooth can bring relief. If it had a cavity or other form of decay or infection, that’s particularly true. However, it’s usually a sign of other problems.

Today, we’re going to look at when and why you’d need tooth extractions, the process, and what to expect after your tooth is pulled. We hope this helps make the experience much more clear.

When do you need one?
We’re all pretty familiar with the most common tooth extraction – wisdom teeth. Luckily, not every extraction is that involved. Most extractions can be handled by a dentist. Baby teeth that don’t fall out on their own are usually pulled quickly in-office. The same goes for teeth with other issues, like cavities or infections.

What happens next?
After Dr. Andrew Lymn extracts your teeth, you’ll have a few different options at your disposal. Severe damage or infection will mean that you can’t have certain replacement teeth – like implants – but you still have a litany of options.

The most common step, though, is to replace the extracted tooth with an implant or bridge. Our team here at Dr. Andrew Lymn DDS in Bellflower, California, has a ton of experience with both of these procedures.

If you think you have a tooth that needs extraction, or want a second opinion about a problem tooth, call us today at 562-866-6914 to schedule an appointment.