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Comprehensive Extractions & Root Canal Treatment in Rancho Cucamonga & Hesperia

cross section of healthy tooth illustrationAt Family Specialty Dentistry, preserving natural teeth whenever possible is our highest priority. However, if you have discomfort or pain from trauma, decay, or infection, it can lead to severe concerns for your long-term dental health. Dr. Andrew Lim and our skilled team provide multi-faceted care with extractions, root canal therapy, and other related procedures to improve dental function, health, and protect your overall well-being.

Our dentists are well-versed in tooth removal and deliver simple and surgical extraction procedures. We offer oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation to maximize your comfort and work closely with you to ensure you feel safe and confident every step of the way. With two office locations and a skilled oral surgeon, who comes to our office, we can provide comprehensive and convenient treatment for even the most complex cases.

Family Specialty Dentistry proudly delivers care to individuals and families across Rancho Cucamonga & Hesperia. If you or a loved one are experiencing pain or discomfort, do not hesitate to seek care! Contact us at the office location nearest you today!

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What is The Difference Between Extractions & Root Canal Therapy?

While extractions and root canal treatment are both designed to preserve your long-term oral health, they differ widely. Our team recommends one or the other depending on your need for treatment and your case complexity.

Extraction involves removing one tooth or multiple teeth from the jawbone. While treatment can sound nerve-wracking, modern procedures are predictable and straightforward. If we do advise extraction, you can rest assured that we perform this service using reliable techniques and extensive skills to ensure success.


Root canal therapy is commonly referred to as a root canal. The treatment is an endodontic procedure that we use to eliminate infection from inside your tooth by removing infected tissues, known as the pulp. A root canal’s purpose is to try and save a natural tooth from significant decay, damage, or infection.

Why Extract Teeth?

We recommend removal when a tooth or several teeth are too damaged or decayed to be saved with root canal therapy. Our dentists perform simple extractions while our oral surgeon will come to either of our office locations to address complex cases with surgical treatment. These include removing impacted wisdom teeth and performing bone grafts immediately following extraction.

We provide dental extractions for the following situations:

  • Impaction
  • Severe decay and infection
  • Dental trauma
  • Preparing for dental implant placement
  • Addressing crowding

While eliminating infection and relieving pain with conservative techniques is always our goal, this is not always possible. Extracting compromised teeth can be the best option when they jeopardize surrounding structures and your general health. Our Rancho Cucamonga and Hesperia dental extractions teams administer care with your complete safety and comfort in mind.

What to Expect from Extraction Treatment

patient looking at dental xrayBefore recommending any procedure, we conduct a detailed consultation and exam. These steps are essential for evaluating the tooth or teeth in need of treatment and surrounding dental structures. We take a series of x-rays to determine your current dental health and the source of your concerns.

Our dentists will take the time to discuss our findings and your options for treatment. When extraction is best, we review all choices for complete restoration, especially if your care involves removing front teeth. If you choose to move forward, we offer many solutions to rebuild your smile after tooth removal. These include implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures.

We collaborate with our oral surgeon to ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible when you require a bone graft, sinus lift, or other surgical options to prepare for tooth replacement. Our team works closely with you to ensure you enjoy optimal dental function, health, and beauty once more. We will teach you how to clean and care for your smile after extraction.

Why Would I Need a Root Canal?

When your tooth’s pulp is infected or damaged, it begins to deteriorate. As these inners tissues weaken, bacteria can quickly enter the root canal chamber and multiply. Additionally, bacteria found in a tooth abscess can spread to the roots, other teeth, and different areas throughout the body.

Root canal treatments are vital for eliminating disease and protecting your natural smile and overall health. Our team works with trusted local endodontists who specialize in performing root canal therapy for complex cases.

5 Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

Lingering discomfort or pain while chewing are not the only indicators that you need a root canal treatment. Below are the five most common symptoms that often require treatment. They include:

  1. Debilitating tooth pain
  2. Noticeable sensitivity to temperature from food and drinks
  3. A pimple-like bump (abscess) on the gums near your tooth
  4. Darkened tooth enamel
  5. Tender and swollen gums near site of pain

What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?

happy male patient in dental officeWe use an exam and x-rays to determine if root canal therapy is needed. Once we gain a full understanding of your case, our dentists will schedule your RCT procedure. During treatment, we access the root canal chamber using special tools. Once inside, the diseased pulp is removed.

Our team then cleans and disinfects the chamber, which we seal with a body-safe material. Depending on the wear to your enamel, our dentists may protect your tooth with a white filling or crown. We are happy to customize your root canal treatment to meet your needs and comfort.

Achieve a Healthy, Pain-Free Smile Today!

Our entire team at Family Specialty Dentistry is here to help protect your long-term dental health and general well-being! Dr. Andrew Lim and our professionals provide complete care when you or a loved one require extraction or root canal therapy. Contact us today to get started!

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