Tooth Extraction Long Beach CA

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction Long Beach, CA

There’s no need to put off a necessary tooth extraction. With an emphasis on gentle precision and minimal pain, our experienced oral surgeons use the most advanced tools, technology, and methods to provide you with a seamless experience.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from its socket, including the crown and root. There are two types of tooth removal – simple extractions and surgical extractions.

What is a Simple Extraction?

A simple tooth extraction is when the tooth being removed is above the gum line. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area for pain-free removal.

What is a Surgical Extraction?

A surgical tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth below the gum line. This procedure is more complex, may require the use of general anesthesia (you are unconscious) and the incision is stitched closed.

Tooth Extraction in Long Beach CA
Teeth Extraction in Long Beach CA

When are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Most people don’t love the idea of having a tooth extracted. Dentists know this and will do everything in their power to preserve your natural, beautiful smile. Unfortunately, there are situations when a tooth cannot be saved or will cause you harm if it isn’t removed.

  • Irreparable Tooth Decay: If bacteria in the mouth wears away your enamel and is left untreated, it can become dangerous. When tooth decay wears down a tooth’s enamel and structure to the point where your tooth can no longer support a crown or filling, a tooth extraction is necessary.
  • Severe Tooth Damage: Chips or cracks reaching the deepest layer of your tooth typically require a tooth extraction, especially if the tooth is infected or decaying.
  • Abscessed Teeth: Infected and rotting, an abscessed tooth can become infected and spread throughout your body. In these serious cases, tooth extraction is necessary to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Impacted Teeth: When teeth damage surrounding teeth or cause you pain, a tooth extraction may be recommended by your dentist.

What is the Tooth Extraction Process?

You will first meet with an oral surgeon in Long Beach to go over your medical history, discuss the procedure and create a treatment plan. This is a great time to ask questions, tell us about your anxieties and preferences and get the information you need to be comfortable.

Will Tooth Extraction Hurt?

Your comfort is our top priority during the procedure. If local anesthesia is used, the area will be numb so no pain is felt, but you can expect to feel some pressure. We take great care to minimize your discomfort.

What Happens After Tooth Removal?

Once the tooth has been extracted, we will go over home care instructions to aid in fast and complete healing. You may also be prescribed medication to help with any pain you may feel once the anesthesia wears off.

Our oral surgeons stress the importance of contacting us at any time with concerns or questions you may have post-procedure.

What Can I Expect Recovery to Look Like?

You can expect a full recovery after a tooth extraction to take a few weeks. The site of your tooth removal will be vulnerable, requiring gentle and attentive cleaning and a change in diet.

Tooth Extraction in Long Beach CA

How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?

Simple extractions cost less than surgical extractions, but overall the cost of a tooth extraction varies based on the type of extraction and the reason an extraction is necessary. Dental insurance helps cover extraction costs and if you do not have insurance, ask about flexible payment plans. Your health comes first and we will always work with you to ensure you get the services you need.

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