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Tooth Extraction

The Melrose Dentist

Cosmetic & Implant Dentists located in Melrose Hill, Los Angeles, CA

Getting a tooth pulled may sound rather undesirable, so it’s important to choose a dentist that makes the experience as pleasant as possible. As a skilled dentist, Leora Sheily, DDS, takes a compassionate, dignified approach to tooth extraction at The Melrose Dentist, located in the East Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. She can also set you up with restorative options to replace your missing tooth at the Los Angeles office. If you need a tooth extracted, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Tooth Extraction Q&A

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When are tooth extractions recommended?

In many situations, the team at The Melrose Dentist can save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted. For example, a root canal may provide a viable solution for saving a decaying or infected tooth.

However, extraction may be the best option for some issues, such as: 

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Teeth that are broken or decayed below the gumline
  • Advanced periodontal disease

Though a tooth extraction may sound unpleasant and unappealing, the team uses techniques to put you at ease and provides advanced prosthodontic solutions to restore your smile.

What happens during a tooth extraction?

Your dentist has you rest comfortably in an exam room for the extraction. Once you’re ready, they numb the treatment area, so you don’t feel any pain during the removal.

After the anesthetic kicks in, your dentist uses various specialized tools to lift the tooth from the root and separate it into pieces. After pulling the entire tooth, your dentist sews the opening shut and applies gauze to the treatment area.

Your dentist provides follow-up recommendations and may provide a prescription for pain medication. You may need to adjust your diet and rinse your mouth periodically while your gums heal. Be sure to discuss your goals for treatment with The Melrose Dentist so they can set up any follow-up procedures. 

What can I do to fill the gap in my teeth?

If your extraction involves overcrowded or wisdom teeth, you probably won’t need a replacement tooth. The Melrose Dentist offers many restorative options for missing teeth that do affect your smile. 

You may choose to explore some of the following restorative options to replace your missing tooth: 

  • Dental implants
  • Bridge and crowns
  • Partial dentures

The Melrose Dentist specializes in creating aesthetically-pleasing, fully-functional smiles. 

If you have a tooth that needs to be pulled, contact The Melrose Dentist by calling the office or using the online booking tool.