A tooth extraction may be necessary when there is excessive tooth decay, a tooth infection, or crowding. In addition, patients who have to get braces may need a tooth extraction to provide room for the teeth to properly shift into place.
An extraction can be performed by a dentist or oral surgeon and is a relatively short outpatient procedure. A tooth extraction may involve local, general, or intravenous anesthesia or a combination. When teeth are visible, the extraction procedure is fairly simple. However, teeth that are broken, impacted, or below the gums, may involve a more complex extraction. Whatever the case may be, our team at the Oral Surgery Center has an abundance of experience in successfully handling simple and complex procedures.
You can trust that our team will provide you with the care you need. We take pride in providing the best results for our patients and giving them a beautiful and healthy smile.
Depending on whether the tooth is visible or impacted, the extraction process may vary. Here are the two types of extractions:
A tooth extraction may be necessary for the following reasons:
Once tooth decay reaches the pulp, the bacteria from the tooth decay can cause damage to the pulp and result in an infection. In some cases, a root canal procedure may be necessary; however, if the decay is too severe, then a tooth extraction will be necessary to prevent the infection spreading any further.
Periodontal disease is an infection within the gums, periodontal ligaments, alveolar bone, and other foundational structures of the teeth. It is important that periodontal disease is quickly addressed, as it can become very severe and result in more oral health problems. Periodontal disease may result in the loosening of a tooth, and an extraction may be necessary.
An impacted tooth occurs when the tooth is blocked from erupting, or the gums prevent the tooth from coming out. This is usually the case when wisdom teeth are involved. This may be necessary to prevent other teeth from becoming damaged. An extraction can lower the risk of an infection or overcrowding.
One or more teeth may need to be extracted in order to avoid overcrowding of the teeth. This helps with the overall alignment of your teeth.
If you have been involved in an accident, such as a car accident, an extraction may be necessary if preservation of the tooth is not possible.
Whatever your case may be, our dentist and oral surgeon in Beverly Hills will examine your tooth to determine what is the best procedure to ensure your oral health. Contact our team today to learn more about our tooth extractions in Miracle Mile.