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Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dental Tooth Extractions, Los Angeles Wisdom Tooth Removal 90048

Dental Extractions

Los Angeles Dental Tooth Extraction

We want everyone to keep his or her teeth, but sometimes it is necessary to perform an extraction, which is when you have a tooth removed.

People may need an extraction because of advanced gum disease (infection), extensive decay or overcrowding. Wisdom teeth often block teeth from coming in or they can get stuck in the jaw (impacted), which can cause pain and swelling.

Sometimes people who are going to get braces will have to have a tooth or teeth removed so that the braces can better move the other teeth into a straight position.

Dental Tooth Extractions, Los Angeles Wisdom Tooth Removal 90048

Dental Extractions – What to Expect

Our dentist will take X-rays and thoroughly examine your tooth to see if there is anyway the tooth can be saved with a filling, crown or other treatment.

However, if there is too much damage and your tooth cannot be restored, our dentist will recommend an extraction.

Before your tooth is extracted, you will be given a local painkiller so that you do not feel any pain during the procedure. You may feel some pressure as the dentist removes the tooth, but you shouldn’t feel pain.

During a simple extraction, our dentist will loosen the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. The dentist will use another instrument, forceps, to actually remove the tooth.

We Provide Wisdom Tooth Extraction.

For people who are having wisdom teeth extracted, they may need general anesthesia for a surgical extraction, which includes a small incision into the gums. Sometimes, a wisdom tooth may have to be cut in half to extract it.

People who go under general anesthesia will definitely need someone to drive them home after the procedure. If you have a local painkiller, you may still want someone to drive you home.

Post-Op Dental Extraction Protocol

After your tooth is extracted, our dentist will give you gauze to put in your mouth to help stop the bleeding and clot the area. You may also be given a prescription for a painkiller. You should also buy over-the-counter ibuprofen, such as Advil or Motrin. You can use ice packs to reduce the swelling.

You should be very careful when brushing your teeth. Do not brush the area of the extraction. Also, be careful not to suck liquid through a straw because this will dislodge the blood clot that is forming at the site of the extraction.

Contact Us for More Information on Tooth Extraction

If you are experiencing some pain in your tooth, please call (323) 651-0933 to make an appointment or consultation for wisdom tooth removal. We will diagnose your tooth and try to save it, but the longer you wait, the worse it could get and an extraction may be necessary.