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Oral Surgery Dental at West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco Area

At West Portal Family Dentistry, Dr. Terri Nguyen and her staff provide you with care you can trust and depend on. This includes any form of oral surgery you may require. Oral surgeries including tooth extraction, bone grafting, and gum surgery are all performed with the utmost professionalism and care you would expect and that you deserve. If you are a dental patient in the San Francisco, CA area looking for oral surgery near you that can be counted on, look no further than West Portal Family Dentistry.

One particular form of oral surgery is avoided unless it is absolutely necessary. We are talking about tooth extraction. Extracting a tooth can present some long-term problems unless the tooth is replaced by a bridge or implant, so extracting a tooth is always a last resort. Before a tooth is extracted, all other avenues will be considered in an attempt to save the tooth. Here are some reasons why tooth extraction may be necessary.

Irreparable Damage from Decay

When tooth decay reaches the pulp of the tooth, a severe infection will inevitably occur. This is why root canals are performed. However, if the infection is too severe that not even a root canal can correct the issue, extraction may be the only course of action available to stop the infection from spreading from the tooth into the gums, jawbone, and beyond. Regardless if a root canal or extraction is needed, you can rest easy that Dr. Nguyen will provide the safest and most comfortable procedure possible.

Prevent Overcrowding

Extracting a tooth may become necessary to prevent overcrowding in the mouth or when an orthodontic treatment must be performed but there is not enough space in the mouth for teeth to move into alignment. In some cases, there may be no other way but to extract.


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Damage from An Accident

When you are in an accident and your mouth takes considerable impact, the first actions taken will always be in an effort to save your teeth. Bonding, veneers, and crowns may all be viable options, but not always. If the tooth is in a dreadful condition, extraction may be necessary. In cases like this, a dental implant would most likely be recommended to replace the extracted tooth.

If you are in need of oral surgery and are in the San Francisco, CA area, you should consider visiting Dr. Terri Nguyen. To schedule an appointment at West Portal Family Dentistry, call (415) 604-9292 today!

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Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice

A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.

Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.