Dental Extraction | Los Angeles Dental Extraction Los Angeles CA 90069
If you have an abscessed tooth, a tooth that is severely decayed, or a tooth that is broken it may need to be extracted. A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth that is so badly damaged or decayed that it cannot be treated anymore.
Our expert in dental extraction in Los Angeles, Dr. Setti, will first apply topical anesthetic to your gum so that you will not feel the next step, which is to gently inject a local anesthetic to numb the area where the extraction is needed. Dr. Setti is well-known for his gentle touch, so for the vast majority of patients, this procedure is not unpleasant. The small percentage of patients with extreme anxiety may be prescribed an effective anti-anxiety medication.
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Most often, Dr. Setti will pull the tooth out with a pair of forceps designed to remove that specific tooth. When the crown of the tooth has completely decayed and the only part left to extract is underneath the gums, our Los Angeles dental extraction expert may need to make a small incision to remove this part of the tooth. Once the extraction is completed one or two stitches may be needed to heal the extraction site.
To guard against possible sensitivity or mild pain after the extraction, painkillers may be prescribed by Dr. Setti, Los Angeles dental extraction expert. If only a single tooth was extracted, over-the-counter pain relievers are often powerful enough and many times patients find themselves not requiring any pain reliever at all.
After a tooth is extracted, it will need to be replaced to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. This is best done with a dental implant, according to our expert in dental extraction in Los Angeles, Dr. Setti.
It is important to keep the area clean while it heals from the surgery. This can be done by covering it with gauze and rinsing often with salt water.
If you have a decaying tooth that is causing pain or decreasing the normal function of your mouth, contact the office of Dr. Setti, dentist in Los Angeles, to find out if it needs to be extracted or what other procedures may be recommended.