Dr. Trieu TonDr. Trieu Ton

6471 Lone Tree Way, Suite 301

Brentwood CA 94513

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Truths Behind the Misconceptions of Tooth Extraction – Revealed!

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Some people are scared and terrified of undergoing certain dental procedures. They would rather endure the pain they feel rather than have it checked and treated by the dentist. Among other dental procedures, tooth extraction is the most common treatment encountered by both kids and adults. 

Tooth extraction is a procedure performed by a dentist or oral surgeons. This procedure is only necessary when there is excessive tooth decay, infection, periodontal disease, crowding, or risk of infection.

The inaccurate information about this procedure from unreliable information being tossed around or saw somewhere else can affect people’s perception of this procedure. Worry no more, we at Arbor Dental are here to reveal the truth behind these misconceptions surrounding the tooth extraction procedure.


  • Tooth extraction procedures are excruciatingly painful

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about the tooth extraction procedure. People always associate this procedure with pain, but that is not the truth. In fact, the tooth extraction procedure is not as painful as most people would imagine. Today, dentists use minimally invasive extraction methods and advanced anesthetic to ensure that patients will be comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

  • Recovering from tooth extraction takes a long time

Usually, it will only take a week or two for the tooth’s socket to completely heal following a removal. Most patients will only feel pain or discomfort for a few days after the procedure. As long as patients will follow diligently the aftercare instructions provided to them so that they can recover faster and get back to their t normal day-to-day life.

  • Extracting the tooth is always the best option

Some people think that when their tooth is infected or damaged, removing the teeth is the best and only option, but that is not always true. Dentists prefer to save the tooth rather than pulling it out. Usually, a root canal treatment and dental crown us recommended for an infected or damaged tooth. If the tooth is severely damaged or infected, then that is the time where extraction is necessary.

  • Extracting the upper teeth can affect the eyes

That is not true! The reason why some people believed that pulling out the upper teeth can affect the eyes is mainly because swelling and pain after an extraction radiated towards the cheekbones and lower portion of the eyes. In fact, extracting the upper teeth does not, in any way, affect the eyesight.


Looking for a safe and pain-free procedure? Book an appointment with us, call and visit us at 6471 Lone Tree Way, Suite 301, Brentwood, CA 94513. Arbor Dental has caring and dedicated staff to help you feel pleasant during your Tooth Extractions in Brentwood, CA.