You and your loved ones deserve healthy smiles. Dr. Howard and the rest of our team at our San Marcos practice want to do everything they can to keep your natural teeth intact and dazzling for a lifetime. However, not every tooth can be saved. Once we’ve exhausted all of our options, we can perform a tooth extraction to keep the rest of your mouth safe. Don’t be afraid to call us if you think a tooth needs to be removed; we’re dedicated to making the experience as anxiety-free and painless as possible.
Many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted at some point. A perfectly aligned, completely healthy wisdom tooth can be left alone, but if one grows in crooked or becomes impacted, it will need to be surgically removed before long-term damage is done. Older teens should receive regular checkups so that we can closely monitor the growth of their wisdom teeth; if we notice any potential signs of long-term trouble, we can start planning the procedure long before any damage is done.