While our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, many situations may cause teeth to become damaged, infected, or even lost. Dr. Kimberly King and her team at Kitty Hawk Dental Care of Livermore, California, are dedicated dental professionals who can evaluate you to help you achieve a healthy smile and determine if scheduled or emergency tooth extraction may be required to bring your smile back to a healthy state.
Tooth extraction is defined as the permanent removal of a natural adult tooth. It may be done in one of two ways, depending on whether the tooth has erupted through the gum line or not. A simple dental extraction is the removal of a tooth that has cut through the gums and is accessible to the dentist, while a surgical, dental extraction requires the dentist to cut into the gums and remove the tooth from the jawbone. Dr. Kimberly King can advise you on the best option for your unique situation.
There are many situations that can arise where a patient might need to visit Dr. Kimberly King of Kitty Hawk Dental Care for emergency tooth extraction. Below are some occasions in which our team might recommend the removal of one or more teeth:
If you are experiencing pain in your mouth, contact Dr. Kimberly King at Kitty Hawk Dental Care right away for advice. Our team will provide the care you need to restore your oral health. In some cases, emergency tooth extraction may be necessary.