Extractions Specialist

MG Dental Studio

Cosmetic, Family, and General Dentistry located in North Hollywood, CA

If you have tooth crowding, impacted wisdom teeth, or severely decayed or damaged teeth, extractions might be in your future. At MG Dental Studio in North Hollywood, California, Naira Gevorgyan, DDS, Armen Minasyan, DDS, and the highly trained team offer tooth extractions as part of a treatment plan that perfects your smile. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Extractions Q&A

What are extractions?

Extractions at MG Dental Studio involve surgical removal of baby or permanent teeth. Experienced dentists offer complicated and simple extractions, as well as bone grafting when necessary. They use the latest advances in technology and procedures to make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Why might I need extractions?

Your dentist might recommend you undergo extractions if you have:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Severely infected teeth
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Severe tooth damage
  • Tooth crowding

You may also need tooth extractions before receiving conventional dentures or a complete set of dental implants (artificial teeth supported by metal tooth roots).

Is tooth extraction right for me?

Your dentist lets you know if you’re a candidate for tooth extractions after reviewing your oral health history, assessing the results from dental X-rays, and examining your teeth and gums. They also discuss your preferences and desired outcome. Your dentist saves your decayed or damaged tooth, if possible. 

What happens during tooth extractions?

Your dentist numbs the treatment area before dental extractions, so you don’t feel any discomfort. They offer you a sedative or a strong anesthetic to help you fall asleep. 

Your provider makes tiny incisions and removes targeted teeth. They may use stitches to close incisions as needed before placing gauze over your wounds to stop the bleeding. 

What should I expect after tooth extractions?

After tooth extractions, get plenty of rest and follow a soft-food diet for a short time. Take medications as directed by your dentist, rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times daily, change your gauze pads as needed, and avoid smoking. Brush your teeth and tongue carefully.

After a healing period, your dentist can replace extracted teeth with dental implants, dentures, or a bridge to eliminate any tooth gaps. They offer bone grafts as needed if you have jawbone loss. In the case of immediate dentures, your provider can place dentures in your mouth right away after tooth extraction.

If you have tooth crowding, impacted wisdom teeth, or severe tooth damage, call the MG Dental Studio office or book an appointment online today to determine if a tooth extraction is right for you.