Tooth Extraction Beverly Hills
A tooth extraction is a process by which a dentist will remove a tooth or teeth from your mouth. Most procedures are completed quickly and without significant discomfort to the patient.
What is the process?
First, the dentist will give you a thorough examination and may even take some X-rays so he is able to analyze exactly what the situation is. Be sure to answer any questions completely and explain in detail which area of the mouth is giving you problems. There are many reasons for having a tooth extraction and it is important that the dentist has as much information as possible about your condition.
Second, once it has been determined that extraction is required the dentist will then need to numb the tooth that will be removed. This is done by giving you a shot in the area near the tooth. This will feel like a small “prick” which will feel a little uncomfortable but does not cause any significant pain. After a few moments, the tooth and the area surrounding the tooth will become numb and will have no feeling.
Finally, the dentist will use tools called an elevator and forceps. An elevator is used to loosen the tooth from its socket and the forceps are used to grab the tooth and remove it from the mouth. Most often the procedure only lasts a few minutes and the bad tooth is easily removed.
Once the tooth is removed the dentist will apply some gauze to the area where the tooth was because you may experience some light bleeding immediately following the procedure.
Reasons For Extraction
Often a tooth will be decayed or infected and will need to be removed. A decayed or infected can cause severe pain and discomfort making it difficult to eat, drink or perform daily functions. An infected tooth can cause serious health problems if left untreated and should never be ignored. If you are experiencing pain in one or multiple teeth it is important to consult with a dentist immediately.
Gum disease may create problems with the overall structures of your jaw and could potentially require an extraction to cure the disease.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and grow in a way which affects other teeth. Removing the wisdom teeth will provide sufficient room for your other teeth to grow properly.
If you are receiving radiation treatment there is potential for the radiation to cause damage to your teeth.
Benefits Of Extraction
Alleviating severe pain.
Avoiding serious health issues associated with oral disease or infection.
Regaining the ability to perform your normal daily functions such as eating, drinking and speaking.
Restores a natural healthy appearance and smile.
Improves the long-term health, structure and functions of your mouth.
As you can see taking care of your teeth can be serious business but doesn’t need to be painful or uncomfortable. Getting regular checkups and taking care of any tooth issues immediately is the best way to avoid serious long-term problems. If you are having a problem with a tooth or you have more questions you can contact Dr. James in Beverly Hills. Dr.James is a licensed cosmetic dentist with years of experience and can be reached at (310) 596-4177.