Tooth Extractions in Los Angeles, California

While tooth extraction is never the first line of defense, it can alleviate the discomfort from a badly damaged or broken tooth beyond repair. Dental extraction can be an initial step to returning your smile to good health. Dr. Daniel Adelpour and the BLVD Dental team can guide you through every step of your healing journey on the road to excellent, general dental wellness.

What is a dental extraction?

A tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove an entire tooth from the gum socket.

Signs that It’s Time to Pull a Tooth

Though permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are several reasons why dental extraction might be necessary, including:

  • Extensive tooth decay or damage
  • Overcrowding
  • Infection that cannot be saved with root canal therapy
  • Advanced gum disease

Tooth Extraction Expectations

Tooth extractions are one of the most performed oral surgeries, and BLVD Dental can handle simple and complex dental extractions in our Mid-Wilshire office. If pulling a tooth would benefit your livelihood, Dr. Adelpour will:

  • Treatment plan: No matter the complexity, tooth extractions always start with ensuring that the patient is on board and comfortable. During treatment planning, Dr. Adelpour will discuss what will happen before, during, and after surgery, as well as listen to any concerns or questions you might have. Also, he will go over the tooth extraction cost and what can be covered by insurance.
  • Ensure comfortability: Removing a tooth can feel nerve-wracking for anyone. So, we provide comfortable anesthesia, (if needed) sedation, and other amenities to ensure that our patients feel confident and comfortable going into oral surgery.
  • Perform extraction: In most cases, this is a straightforward procedure where our dentist uses specialized tools to carefully pull the tooth while being cautious not to disrupt healthy bone or gum tissue.
  • Optional tooth replacement: Depending on where the damaged tooth is in the mouth, our general dentist might suggest replacing the tooth. A skillfully-placed dental restoration can prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting to fill the gap. Some tooth replacement options that we provide that boast beauty, durability, and functionality include:

Furthermore, the goals of tooth extraction aftercare are simple. First and foremost, we want the patient to avoid tooth extraction infection and dry socket, and this includes:

  • Keeping the surgical site clean
  • Avoiding foods that could crumble and fill in the extraction site (like chips or crackers)
  • Drinking with straws or smoking

On top of that, we want your tooth extraction healing process to be as fast as possible. So, we encourage our patients to:

  • Rest
  • Take prescriptions as directed
  • Enjoy highly nutritious foods that are soft or liquid (like mashed potatoes or protein shakes)

Interested in a Pain-Free Tooth Extraction?

Although pulling a tooth is not ideal, BLVD Dental in Mid-Wilshire wants to ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible. Contact Dr. Adelpour by calling 310-620-8060 or messaging us online.

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