Although saving a natural tooth is typically preferred when possible, some situations call for extraction to ensure the health and function of your smile. Peninsula Dental Associates is here to provide safe and comfortable dental extraction when needed. 

Reasons Why You May Need Tooth Extraction

Problems with wisdom teeth are the most common reasons for extraction. Most people have a third set of molars that emerge around ages 17 to 21. When those molars emerge, there is rarely enough room in the mouth.

To prevent damage to other teeth and other health complications, the team at Peninsula Dental Associates carries out wisdom tooth extractions. We handle both simple and more complex cases involving impaction and other complications.

You may also need tooth extraction due to decay, damage, or infection. When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, extraction is likely the best course forward. In other cases, a root canal treatment or other procedures may be able to save the tooth.

Tooth Extraction Recovery

Your individual experience depends mainly on the specifics of your case. Some extractions are straightforward and fast, requiring only local anesthetic. In other cases, the removal may call for a longer procedure and sedation.

At Peninsula Dental Associates, our team provides a range of sedation options. We’ll discuss your procedure and your preferences to determine whether options such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or IV sedation may be appropriate.

Your Tooth Extraction Experience

Our team will provide clear instructions for aftercare during your recovery. While the complete healing process takes three to four weeks, you might experience some soreness for a few days.

During your initial recovery, you should stick to soft foods and avoid chewing near the extraction site. Most cases don’t require any prescription medication, and we can discuss the use of over-the-counter pain relievers to ease your recovery.

Tooth Extraction in Foster City, CA

If you do need a tooth extraction, rely on the Peninsula Dental Associates team. We use the latest methods to provide a comfortable experience and support long-term oral health. Let us handle any of your and your family’s extraction needs in Silicon Valley.

The Peninsula’s Favorite Dentist

Adam K. | Verified Patient

Simply phenomenal. I didn't know professionalism and care of this quality existed anymore. I highly recommend Dr. Phandl and his amazing staff for your dental needs.

Megan M. | Verified Patient

Dr. Phandl is a great dentist. He explains everything thoroughly and is very transparent. I also did Invisalign with him and he achieved great results. He is accommodating and takes great pride in his work. I never felt rushed or forgotten!

K. Lannin | Verified Patient

Just wanted to thank Dr. Martin Phandl and his wonderful staff for making my recent dental appointment experiences the best they could be. Dr. Phandl couldn't have been more kind or patient. He made sure there was ZERO pain or discomfort, and that I was doing okay throughout my procedures.  They were such easy dental appointments, which for me, is saying a lot!! I was also very impressed with the new technology he uses. The handheld oral scanner was painless and showed 3D images in amazing detail. I would highly recommend Dr. Phandl.

Kevin S. | Verified Patient

The service Dr. Phandl provides is of the highest quality. From the moment you walk in the door, you’re treated as if you are the most important person there. Dr. Phandl is very easy to talk to and walks you through the process of what he is doing. After my recent visit he showed me the before and after shots of my tooth which was an absolute treat. I would recommend Dr. Phandl to anyone that wants a great dentist and the best service.

R. McC | Verified Patient

Dr. Phandl and his staff provide excellent service. I needed a cracked crown replaced and he was able to do so right away, all in house using CAD software and a 3D printer to create and install the replacement crown. Amazing care - thank you.

Sandra D. | Verified Patient

I’ve been enjoying the services of this dental office for over 20 years and everyone is so friendly and caring! Dr. Phandl is a perfect fit — friendly, knowledgeable and caring.

Michal B. | Verified Patient

How many people can say they love going to the dentist? I can!! I’ve had health problems with my ears and neck. While I visited other doctors and specialists, Dr. Phandl fixed my teeth and voila, my other health issues disappeared. Who knew they were related?  He did. Thanks to him, my teeth look and feel incredible and feeling great

Laura A. | Verified Patient

Great office staff ,excellent hygienists and up to date technology. Dr.Phandle, the excellent dentist, takes his time with you to explain procedures. Thoughtful and caring communicator.

Anna M. | Verified Patient

Look no further for a new dentist. Dr Phandl is a wonderful dentist. He’s very knowledgeable, and has all the new updates on equipment. The office staff is friendly & helpful.

Adam K. | Verified Patient

Simply phenomenal. I didn't know professionalism and care of this quality existed anymore. I highly recommend Dr. Phandl and his amazing staff for your dental needs.

Val | Verified Patient

Super professional, very clean, friendly and personal. Dr.Phandle took time to help me to understand my options and explained pros and cons in each scenario. Highly recommend this office!


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