Dental Extractions in Los Angeles, CA

Dental Extractions in Los Angeles, CA

Maintaining good oral health is an important factor in leading a healthy life. A little bit of carelessness can affect your oral as well as overall health. So, it is best to consult your dentist every once in a while to keep your oral health in check.

There might occur certain situations due to which you may be advised to undergo a tooth extraction procedure. At DTLA Smile, we try all the ways to save your tooth, but if the dental condition you have requires extraction, then we will have to proceed with it.

What is Dental Extraction?

A dental extraction is the process of removing the tooth/teeth from the socket in the jawbone. There are many reasons behind dental extraction, like tooth decay, excessive tooth infection, crowding, or getting braces.

How is Dental Extraction Done?

Before undergoing a tooth extraction, the dentist will make sure that the area to be treated is made numb using a general anesthetic. There are two methods of extraction, i.e., simple and surgical. 

Simple Extraction: This extraction is performed over the tooth clearly visible in the mouth. This process is commonly carried out for the patients whose teeth are badly damaged or have a decayed tooth, and in some cases, it is also carried out for the patients before getting braces. When a patient undergoes a simple procedure, the dentist recommends a local anesthetic, and in some cases, anti-anxiety medications to make them feel at ease.  

Surgical Extraction: This process is carried out on patients who need to get their second or third molars removed due to situations like a broken tooth or impacted tooth. Patients receive general anesthesia before this surgical procedure. The dentist also prescribes pain medication to be used after the surgery.  

How to Take care After Dental Extraction Procedure?

  • Maintain a healthy and soft diet.
  • You should not use straws.
  • The patient should not smoke, rinse, or spit for at least 24 hours after the procedure. 
  • Do not get involved in vigorous exercises for about five days after the procedure. 
  • Apply an ice pack to the area to avoid swelling. 
  • The dentist might recommend gentle jaw exercises to reduce muscle stiffness. 

To find out more about the dental services we offer at DTLA Smile, Los Angeles, CA, call (213) 688-2828 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist Los Angeles CA at 104 West 7th St, #2 Los Angeles, CA, 90014.

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