Dental extractions are one of the most common forms of dental surgery. During this procedure, a tooth is removed from its socket. This is most typically done when a tooth is diseased or threatening the health of other teeth. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale dental extraction dentist, can help you decide if a dental extraction is right for you.
Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in dental extraction in Glendale, may recommend a dental extraction if you:
• Have a badly decayed tooth that cannot be saved
• Have a tooth that is broken too badly to be restored
• Are suffering from periodontal disease and have teeth that are too loose to be saved
• Have extra teeth or teeth that are interfering with orthodontic treatment
• Have badly infected teeth
• Have impacted or improperly positioned wisdom teeth
Before your extraction, Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale dental extraction dentist, will take dental X-rays to develop a treatment plan. Other images or records may also be taken. We will also take a full medical and dental history, as well as a list of your current medications, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter drugs to ensure your well-being throughout the process. You may be prescribed antibiotics before the procedure, particularly if you have an infection, a weakened immune system, or suffer from certain health conditions.
Glendale Dental Extraction
Most patients have dental extractions under local anesthetic. Dr. Martirosyan may also recommend dental sedation if you have dental anxiety or will be having a long procedure. Sedation can help you feel calm and relaxed, and it may help you feel more comfortable throughout the procedure. Afterwards, we will give you detailed aftercare instructions to reduce your risk of complications. Following these instructions will promote a healthier recovery.
If a diseased tooth is being extracted, Dr. Martirosyan will explain your restoration options and help you decide on the best one for your needs. These may include bridges or implants if you are only having one or two teeth extracted. If all of your teeth need to be removed, you may be a candidate for dentures.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in dental extraction in Glendale.