Tooth Extractions in Woodland Hill

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. But when there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired or if there is advance bone loss due to gum disease, the tooth may need to be extracted or removed from its socket. Dr. Matian and Dr. Yashar will do their best to ensure that the procedure is non-invasive and painless.

This will ensure that the tissue and bone surrounding your tooth are well preserved. They will make you feel comfortable all through the duration of the procedure, while they numb the area with suitable amount of anesthesia to help minimize the pain. They will also prescribe antibiotics and antimicrobial therapy to help ease comfort and hasten the healing.

There are two types of extractions:

  • A simple extraction

    this procedure is on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. For a simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses forceps to remove the tooth.

  • A surgical extraction

    this is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth. The surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extractions are a fairly common procedure. Wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it means the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially.

When a wisdom tooth only emerges partially a flap of skin, it may form over the tooth and makes it easy for an infection, called Pericoronitis, to develop which causes swelling and pain in the area. Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems, like infections, need to be removed. Extractions can range from a single tooth, to removing all four wisdom teeth at once. Based on the preference of the doctor and/or the patient, a local anesthetic with or without conscious sedation could be used to numb the areas where the teeth will be extracted.

Both Dr. Matian and Dr. Yashar use their mastery of their dental skills along with state-of-the-art equipment to perform extractions and other periodontal procedures with excellent results and minimal discomfort. They always listen to their patients, make sure they are comfortable and answer their questions patiently.

Socket Preservation

After the removal of your tooth, it is also essential that you augment with bone grafting where the tooth used to be. If grafting is not performed, the bone in the area may start reducing. It will be absorbed by the body. This can make the surrounding teeth become crooked and can narrow the ridge which may prevent a future implant placement. Dr. Matian and Dr. Yashar will offer you various process through which the socket can be preserved and prepared for future implant site.