Ease Pain and Improve Your Oral Health with No-stress Dental Extractions
Our natural teeth should last a lifetime, but it doesn’t always work that way. Tooth decay, injury, or gum disease may leave your tooth beyond restoration. Dental extractions aren’t exciting to anyone, but they are sometimes necessary to save you from pain and protect your dental health. Mid-Valley Dental Care offers gentle yet effective tooth removal services to promote healthy smiles in Northridge, California, and beyond.
Why your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction
Our dental team usually recommends dental extraction as a last resort. We typically advocate for tooth removal when cavity treatment, dental crowns, root canals, and other dental restoration services aren’t sufficient to save your tooth.
After examining your tooth, some reasons your dentist may recommend tooth removal include the following:
- A severely damaged or decayed tooth
- Impacted wisdom tooth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Severe gum disease
Tooth extraction is one of the most dreaded procedures in dentistry. However, it’s the thought of it that worries patients and not the procedure itself. Thanks to modern aesthetics, tooth extraction is quick and no more painful than cavity treatment.
What to expect during a tooth extraction procedure
Tooth removal is a routine procedure in our dental office – it’s not about pliers and whiskey used many years ago! And since we don’t want your quality of life to suffer because of missing teeth, we have plenty of options to replace your extracted teeth. We will discuss the different options to find the one that suits you best.
There are two types of dental extractions. Each type depends on how badly your tooth is damaged or decayed.
- Simple extraction: We recommend this procedure if your tooth is visible above the gum line. After administering local anesthesia, we use special tools to loosen and pull out your tooth from its socket.
- Surgical extraction: If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or a tooth broken at the gum line level, we will recommend surgical extraction. After administering general anesthesia, we incise your gums to access the trapped tooth. Next, we break it into pieces for easier removal. After removing every piece, we clean the area and suture the surgical site to pave the way for healing.
Depending on the procedure administered, we will give you aftercare tips to ensure smooth healing. After tooth removal, restoring optimal dental health only takes a few days of recovery.
Gentle dental extraction services in Northridge, California
At Mid-Valley Dental Care, our dental team of Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, and Kayla Lau offer safe dental extractions using the latest technology. We understand tooth removal can be intimidating, so we make every effort to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. Suspecting your tooth needs removal? Please call (818) 886-3500 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.