Teeth Extractions in Beverly Hills
Tooth extractions are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures. It’s often necessary to remove a tooth due to an abscess (infection), severe tooth decay or mouth injury. No one wants to have a tooth “pulled,” but removing a damaged tooth could be the best option for improving oral health.
Dr. Goldy has nearly three decades of experience at the leading edge of reconstructive dentistry and reconstructive surgery. Patient education, safety and health are critical parts of dentistry, and Dr. Goldy ensures each patient understands their oral health needs. Our Beverly Hills office has a soothing, luxurious feel that helps put you at ease while our renowned dentist restores a healthy mouth.
Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?
No one wants to hear they need a tooth removed, but sometimes the decay or damage is too extensive to address with a filling or crown. If the tooth is beyond repair, Dr. Goldy may recommend pulling the tooth. Most people will have their wisdom teeth removed in their teens or 20s if they are poorly positioned or causing pain. Other causes for teeth extractions include:
- Severe cavity
- Fractured tooth
- Crowded teeth
- Advanced periodontitis (late-stage gum disease)
- Dental injury
- Impacted tooth
What Are the Benefits of Dental Extractions?
Teeth extractions can save your remaining teeth from suffering the same fate because the procedure eliminates bacteria and diseased tissues. A decaying tooth left to fester will wreak havoc on your smile and have cascading effects on surrounding teeth and gums. Removing the damaged tooth gives the rest of your mouth a chance for better oral health. For people struggling with dental pain caused by a broken tooth or tooth abscess, teeth extractions provide relief.
What Does the Tooth Extraction Procedure Involve?
Dr. Goldy will assess the damaged tooth and surrounding tissues and take digital dental X-rays to check the extent of decay as well as bone levels. He will review your medical history, current medications or supplements and develop a treatment approach. Tooth extraction may be necessary if the tooth can’t be saved with root canal therapy and a dental crown.
Dr. Goldy will often refer to a surgeon to carry out the extraction, especially in cases where sedation may be required, or the placement of a bone graft and/or an implant will accompany the extraction.
A soft food diet is recommended after teeth extractions. Avoid hard and crunchy foods and do not smoke or use straws to prevent drying the socket and slowing the healing process.
Contact Dr. Steven Goldy in Beverly Hills
Schedule a dental exam with Dr. Goldy to determine the best way to restore your oral health and eliminate tooth pain. Call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 550-1511 or fill out our online contact form.