From time to time we will need to perform a tooth extraction due to decay that is too extensive to save the tooth or breakage.
The removal of single teeth may be necessary to maintain the health of your remaining teeth and mouth. After evaluating all options and doing as much as possible to save a tooth, extraction may be your best or only option. The most common reasons for extractions are:
After determining that extraction is necessary, Palm Springs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will discuss options with you for replacing the extracted tooth. Having a gap in your teeth can cause the teeth and jaw to shift, creating problems with chewing and dental health.
The long-term health of your mouth depends on the health of each tooth. Palm Springs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will oversee your recovery and help you retain a smile full of vitality and joy.
Dear Valued Patients:
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety, as well as the safety of our team that serves you.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Our office follows infection control 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). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to or exceed each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect you and our team.
We look forward to seeing you again soon and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (760) 416-1003 or text us at 760-416-1003.
Thank you for taking the time to read about how we are taking every precaution to keep you and your team safe. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back. If you are a new patient to our practice, Welcome and thank you for choosing us for your dental needs.
Drs. Shepherd, Tom and the Entire Palm Springs Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Team