Tooth extraction isn’t exactly a restorative treatment since it involves removing a tooth rather than repairing it. However, it may be required to preserve the rest of your oral health when a troublesome tooth threatens your smile. To reduce potential discomfort during the procedure, we offer a non-invasive, computerized anesthesia delivery system (known as Single Tooth Anesthesia, or STA) that can anesthetize the tooth and surrounding area without the use of a traditional needle.
Typically reserved as a last resort, tooth extraction is often recommended for situations such as;
- A tooth that is too severely damaged to be restored with a dental crown.
- A tooth that is too decayed to save, even with complex endodontic (root canal) treatment.
- One or more impacted wisdom teeth that are damaging the teeth around them.
- Teeth that are too crowded and would interfere with other restorative treatment.
What to Do After Tooth Extraction
If Dr. Naminik, Dr. Hirsch, or Dr. Koshki recommends tooth extraction to save your smile, then he will also discuss your options for restoring your dental health after the extraction. Except for impacted wisdom teeth, an extracted tooth will usually need to be replaced, preferably with a dental implant, to reestablish your bite’s function and restore your smile’s appearance.
Visit Us in Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Arjang Naminik, Dr. Ken Hirsch, and Dr. Moeiz Koshki combine a wide range of expertise to provide all of our patients with comprehensive dental health care in a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment. To take advantage of our services, schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA, today at (818) 347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.