Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Glendale, CA


Extractions services offered in Glendale, CA

Tooth extractions can resolve various oral health problems or prepare you for braces, All-on-4®, and other dental treatments. At the LA Dentists Group in Pasadena and Glendale, California, skilled dentists and oral surgeons perform simple and surgical tooth extractions to safely remove particular teeth from your mouth. Find out what to expect from your tooth extraction by scheduling an appointment over the phone or requesting one online at LA Dentists Group today.

Extractions Q&A

What are extractions?

Tooth extractions are procedures that remove a tooth in its entirety from your mouth. While often not a first choice for treatment, extractions can ultimately benefit your oral health and are sometimes the best choice for treatment. They also sometimes serve preventive purposes. 

According to the circumstances around your extraction, you might need:

A simple extraction

Simple extractions happen with few complication risks and no need for scalpels. They involve local anesthesia, and you can choose whether you want sedation. 

A surgical extraction

Surgical extractions are a bit more complex and involve a scalpel to cut into the gums for better access to the tooth or its fragments. This is the preferred option for impacted teeth. 

When are extractions necessary?

There are a few reasons why the team at LA Dentists Group might recommend a tooth extraction as part of your treatment or care plan. Sometimes, teeth need to be extracted because they have health issues themselves. In other cases, teeth must be removed because of crowding or not enough space in your mouth. 

LA Dentists Group routinely performs extractions for: 

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Damage from periodontal disease
  • Impacted teeth
  • Wisdom teeth

After extractions, your treatment at LA Dentists Group might continue with individual dental implants, All-on-4®, braces, or full mouth rehabilitation. 

How should I prepare for an extraction?

The preparation required for a tooth extraction depends on the type of extraction, simple or surgical. In any case, the LA Dentists Group team makes sure you know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. 

After your consultation for a tooth extraction, you might need to prepare for the procedure by:

  • Getting X-rays
  • Stopping the use of certain medications and supplements
  • Stopping smoking
  • Dressing comfortably for the procedure
  • Arranging a ride home
  • Preparing your home for the recovery period

For your recovery, you might need ice packs, soft foods, salt water, and over-the-counter pain relievers. Only use medications according to your dentist’s recommendations. 

If a tooth extraction is something you might need to preserve or improve your oral health, call LA Dentists Group or request an appointment online today.