Although your adult teeth are meant to last a lifetime, sometimes incidents can happen that will require a tooth extraction. You may need an extraction if your teeth are too crowded, and our Beverly Hills dental extractions expert needs to prepare the mouth for orthodontic treatment to realign the teeth. Tooth decay can lead to infection, which can often be treated with root canal treatment, but if the infection is too severe, than an extraction is necessary in order to prevent the infection from spreading.
Dental extractions are often reserved as a last resort when no other treatment is possible. Prior to having a tooth pulled, you should inform our expert in dental extractions in Beverly Hills about any issues you have with your gums or oral health. Tell your dentist if you have a damaged heart valve, a congenital heart defect, impaired immune system, liver disease, artificial joint, or a history of bacterial endocarditis. This information is necessary because a dental extraction can put you at risk of developing an infection in your bloodstream. With your medical history in mind, our dentist in Beverly Hills can take the necessary precautions to ensure your well-being.
Dental Extraction Beverly Hills
Prior to extracting the tooth, our Beverly Hills dental extractions expert will take an x-ray so that the underlying structure of the tooth can be examined. This will help ensure that your extraction goes smoothly. After that, you will be given anesthesia to put you to sleep during the procedure. This also guarantees that you will experience less pain than you would otherwise. Once the tooth has been pulled, a blood clot usually forms in the socket. Sometimes the dentist will place self-dissolving stitches around the extraction site to close the gum edges.
After the extraction is performed, our expert in dental extractions in Beverly Hills will send you home to recover. Recovery often takes a few days, and our dentist will give you instructions on how to heal quickly and effectively. You should take painkillers as prescribed, and apply an ice pack to keep down the swelling near the extraction site. Eat soft foods for the first few days after the procedure, and make sure to relax to ensure a speedy recovery.