Dental extraction can become necessary for a variety of reasons, including extensive tooth damage, gum disease, overcrowding, and orthodontic preparation. Because local anesthesia is used, patients can count on a comfortable dental extraction experience at our office. However, sedation is also available to patients who qualify. Although extraction of wisdom teeth often requires surgical techniques, other teeth can usually be removed through simple extraction by our East Los Angeles dental extractions expert. Here is a deeper look at dental extractions, the reasons for extraction and the techniques used.
Teeth may be removed by our expert in dental extractions in East Los Angeles because they are overcrowding the mouth, because they are too severely damaged to be saved through restorative or endodontic treatment or because they present obstacles to required treatments. Physical trauma and cavities directly harm teeth while periodontal disease can destroy the structures that support teeth. Overcrowding is often a problem with wisdom teeth, making extraction necessary for oral health and comfort, but removal of certain teeth during childhood can also help pave the way to proper oral development. Optimal results from Invisalign can also depend on removal of key teeth during overcrowding.
Dental Extractions East Los Angeles
Dental extractions vary in procedure depending on whether the patient requires a simple or surgical approach. Simple extractions can usually be performed on teeth that are sufficiently erupted in the mouth, but surgical extraction often becomes necessary for teeth that are incompletely erupted. Simple extraction by our East Los Angeles dental extractions expert involves the use of forceps to loosen and remove a targeted tooth. Surgical extraction may involve the use of incisions in the gums and a variety of tools to break the tooth into pieces that are easier to remove. Although patients may experience sensations of pressure during extraction, anesthesia shields patients from pain.
After having teeth removed by our expert in dental extractions in East Los Angeles, patients can normally expect full healing within three or four weeks. Our dentist provides instructions to all patients for use during recovery. To learn more about dental extractions at our office, patients can schedule a consultation with our dentist in East Los Angeles.