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Tooth Extraction Los Angeles

La Paz Medical & Dental Group 9 Tooth Extraction Los Angeles

So you need a tooth extraction? No sweat. This is a very common general dentistry procedure that dentists carry out every single day. There are many different reasons why you might need a tooth extracted. But here are some of the most common:

  • Your mouth is overcrowded – If your mouth doesn’t have room for an upcoming tooth, it will need to be removed. Wisdom teeth are often removed for this reason.

  • Infection – Severe decay that damages the dental pulp can lead to infection. When infection is so severe that a root canal isn’t an option, extraction is the next course of action. We may also decide to extract a tooth to prevent infection in patients whose immune system is compromised.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Tooth extraction is carried out under local anesthetic. Once the extraction site has been numbed, the tooth will be removed. In most cases, extraction is quick and clean. However, in some cases the tooth may have become impacted, in which case we will have to make an incision in your gum to loosen the tooth from its position.

A tooth extraction is nothing to worry about. In fact, it offers many benefits when it comes to preserving your overall dental health. Especially if you have an overcrowded mouth, extracting troublesome teeth will prevent future discomfort and misalignment.

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