Removing teeth to promote overall oral health

Although the goal of any dentist is to keep your natural teeth intact whenever possible, some teeth need to be removed for various reasons. If a tooth never properly erupts from your gums, its dental roots create complications, or the tooth is cracked or broken, it may need surgery. At ConfiDental Beverly Hills, our board-certified dentist has the skills and experience to perform this procedure smoothly. Schedule a consultation with us today to determine if a surgical extraction is right for you.

What is surgical extraction?

Unlike simple extractions, surgical extractions are reserved for more complicated cases. When examining your tooth, Dr. Liyan Massaband will consider many factors, such as gum tissue and whether the bone must be removed. It is a procedure most commonly used for wisdom teeth removal, as many patients need to have these teeth extracted to avoid overcrowding. However, it may also be appropriate for a variety of other types of tooth issues as well. 

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Dr. Liyan Massaband at ConfiDental Beverly Hills can help you!

Dr. Liyan Massaband is committed to ensuring every patient's satisfaction and is very hands-on in managing her practice and caring for her patients. During your consultation with her, she will examine your teeth, inform you of your best options, and work with you to create a treatment plan to help you achieve optimal oral health. Do not hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Massaband.

What to expect during your surgical extraction

Before performing your surgical extraction, Dr. Massaband will sedate you for comfort. Once this takes effect, special tools will be used to loosen the tooth to lift it from its socket gently. If the tooth has not erupted from the gums yet, your dentist will have to create an incision to reach the tooth and remove it. After it is extracted, the socket will be thoroughly cleaned, and, in some cases, a dental bone graft may be placed to prevent bone loss.

After the surgical extraction, it is normal to experience swelling, bleeding, and discomfort. Although every case differs, most patients feel better after a few days. Typically, you can resume your usual activities within two to three days though it may take up to several weeks for your jawbone to totally heal.

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Aftercare tips for your surgical extraction

Dr. Massaband will provide aftercare instructions after your procedure, which you should follow.
These are some tips that can help facilitate a fast recovery:

  • Rinse the area where your tooth was extracted with an antimicrobial mouthwash two to three times a day. You should avoid brushing the extraction site but can floss and brush normally everywhere else.
  • If Dr. Massaband prescribes pain relievers or antibiotics, take them as directed. 
  • Avoid excessive exercise or strenuous activities for two to three days after your procedure.
  • Do not eat crunchy or hard foods for the first few days.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Massaband for surgical tooth extraction

For some, surgical extraction is the best way to eliminate infection and preserve oral health. If you are experiencing tooth pain, now is the time to visit ConfiDental Beverly Hills, so our skilled dentist can determine the cause and assess the best treatment plan to address it. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started.

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