Tooth Extraction

What Is A Tooth Extraction

What is a Tooth Extraction?

Extractions involve removing one or more of your natural teeth. We do everything possible to save a tooth from being extracted. However, there may come a point when a tooth is too damaged for other treatments. In other cases, a tooth poses a risk to your oral health, and it is best to remove the tooth before it becomes a problem.

Why is a Tooth Extraction needed?

Extractions are needed for a variety of different reasons. If there is a way to save the tooth, we’ll recommend and advise you to try these options before fully removing the tooth. Once removed, there may be issues with bone loss as well as shifting of surrounding teeth. Some reasons you’d benefit from an extraction include:

  • Your child has a stubborn baby tooth
  • A tooth has become too severely decayed
  • A tooth is loose because of gum disease
  • You have a tooth that’s cracked or broken below the gum line
  • You have an impacted wisdom tooth
  • You want to avoid the expense and inconvenience of other treatments


With an examination, we will determine if an extraction is needed, and if so, the best way to go about removing the tooth. X-rays will allow us to see underneath the surface of the tooth and gum line, which helps in creating a special treatment plan just for you. Most people who need an extraction can benefit from the procedure. If a tooth needs to be removed, it’s better to have the work done sooner rather than later.


We first numb the area , and then use special tools to loosen and remove the tooth. We may place sutures (stitches) if they are needed, but this isn’t always necessary. We have you bite down on gauze or cotton to stop all bleeding. You will be given a care sheet that provides you with information on keeping the surgical site clean while it is healing.

If you think you might need to have a tooth removed, call our office and we will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.

Who Is A Candidate For A Tooth Extraction


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Fluoride Treatments

These fluoride treatments are incredibly effective at keeping teeth protected from tooth decay.


We use safe and reliable x-ray technology that uses a minimal amount of radiation to create a high-definition image.

Exams & Cleanings

Taking good care of your teeth is more than just brushing and flossing at home.

Amin Salvi Dental
Is Now Open!

The last few months have been challenging for all of us. We have missed seeing you, chatting with you, sharing stories with you and laughing with you. We are SO excited to finally be able to invite you back to our office!

As you already know, Amin Salvi Dental does not cut corners on safety and technology. We have always prided ourselves in exceeding the recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for infection control measures. During this closure, we decided to go above and beyond that by adding further safety measures, which have been outlined below. The comfort and safety of our patients, of our team members, and of our own families remain our top priority.

  • All essential paperwork (including a COVID-19 screening form) along with financial agreements are to be done prior to your appointment. We will be texting and emailing the links for the forms to be filled out at home or on your mobile device. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel ill, please reschedule your appointment and call your physician.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in the car and text or call the office. We will inform you when to enter the office so we can maintain social distancing protocols
  • When entering the office, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering. Although county guidelines are not as strict, we maintain this requirement for the safety of everyone. Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) we cannot provide masks. Should you require one, we will charge you $1 for the mask.
  • Patients must arrive to their appointment alone without family/friends. A single guardian will be allowed for minors, elderly and those with special needs or requirements.
  • We will be taking your temperature when arriving to our office and recording this in your records.

Here are a few additional things we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • We have installed air purification systems in the main operatories
  • We have installed sneeze guards at the check-in and check-out areas. We request that when you are required to talk to the front desk administration, you stand behind those.
  • Before appointments, we will use a medical peroxide pre-rinse which has been proven to help kill virus particles

We will have new scheduling guidelines

You will be hearing from us shortly as we are rescheduling routine hygiene and treatment for everyone. As you can imagine, we have a large backlog of cancelled appointments so we appreciate your patience through this process.

If you have any immediate concerns, we request not to call the office but text us at the office number or email us at

Due to the new protocols for physical distancing in the office, we may have limited availability of appointments. Due to this we require a minimum 48 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. This allows other patients, who have been waiting, to be seen. Please be courteous to others.

For many procedures we will also be requiring a reservation fee in advance. This fee will be applied to your deductible or co-pay for the treatment and is not an additional fee of any kind.

We look forward to seeing all of you and catching up on the activities you have been doing to keep busy during this downtime!

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