Dental Care of Beverly Hills

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS

RELIEVING TOOTH PAIN WITH EASE

When you’re experiencing dental pain, getting a tooth extracted can be vital in easing your discomfort and restoring your oral health. At Rifkin Raanan in Beverly Hills, we understand how difficult and urgent these situations can be, and we offer caring and professional help using advanced techniques to make the process as comfortable as possible.

Whether you need to address severe decay, overcrowding, or other dental problems, our team is dedicated to making the extraction process smooth and easy so you can look forward to a healthy, pain-free smile with confidence and peace of mind.

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS AT RIFKIN RAANAN

At Rifkin Raanan in Beverly Hills, our experienced team of dental professionals performs Tooth Extractions with precision and care. Led by our skilled dentists, our practice boasts state-of-the-art facilities equipped to handle various dental needs.

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, our clinic offers a convenient and comfortable environment for patients undergoing Tooth Extraction procedures. Trust in our expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional dental care as we strive to ensure comfort and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

 

IMPACTED VS NON-IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION

Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure, but the complexity can vary depending on the tooth’s location and condition. When it comes to wisdom teeth, there are two main categories: impacted and non-impacted. Non-Impacted Wisdom Teeth are when the wisdom teeth have erupted fully or partially through the gum line and are functioning normally. Extracting non-impacted wisdom teeth is a relatively straightforward procedure similar to removing any other tooth. Impacted Wisdom Teeth are trapped within the jawbone or beneath the gum tissue.

There are four main variations of impacted wisdom teeth:

 
  • Angle Impaction: The wisdom tooth is angled towards the front of the mouth, potentially crowding or damaging adjacent teeth.
  • Vertical Impaction: The wisdom tooth grows straight up and remains trapped within the jawbone.
  • Horizontal Impaction: The wisdom tooth grows sideways within the jawbone, often positioned against the second molar
  • Distal Impaction: The wisdom tooth is partially erupted and angled towards the back of the mouth.

 

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause various problems, including pain, infection, damage to surrounding teeth, and cysts. Extracting impacted wisdom teeth requires a more in-depth surgical approach.

WHAT DOES A TOOTH EXTRACTION ADDRESS?

Tooth Extraction can address various dental issues and significantly improve quality of life by:

  • Relieving pain and discomfort associated with damaged or decayed teeth
  • Preventing the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums
  • Resolving overcrowding issues to improve overall dental alignment
  • Creating space for orthodontic treatment or prosthetic replacement (such as dental implants)
  • Alleviating chronic dental problems that impact eating, speaking, and overall oral function
  • Enhancing oral hygiene by removing severely damaged or infected teeth
  • Promoting long-term oral health and preventing future complications
  • Offering a nonsurgical solution for immediate relief and improved dental wellness
  • Facilitating concurrent recovery with minimal downtime and discomfort, allowing patients to resume normal activities promptly

TOOTH EXTRACTION BENEFITS

Tooth Extraction can address various dental issues and significantly improve quality of life by:

  • Relief from pain and discomfort associated with damaged or infected teeth
  • Improved oral hygiene and reduced risk of future dental problems
  • Creation of space for orthodontic treatment or prosthetic replacement
  • Minimized risk of complications such as abscesses or gum disease
  • Nonsurgical solution for immediate relief and improved dental wellness
  • Potential for improved aesthetics and smile appearance
  • Enhanced overall dental health and well-being
  • Concurrent recovery with minimal downtime, enabling prompt return to normal activities
  • Restoration of oral
  • Prevention of further spread of infection to surrounding teeth and gums
  • function, including chewing and speaking

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS CANDIDATES

Candidates for Tooth Extraction are typically individuals experiencing dental issues such as severe decay, advanced gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, or overcrowding. This procedure may also be necessary for preparing the mouth for orthodontic treatment, denture placement, or implant-supported restorations. However, eligibility depends on various factors, including overall health, allergies, or medical conditions. Dentists or oral surgeons will assess each case individually to ensure safe and appropriate treatment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dental emergencies are urgent issues that arise unexpectedly and can encompass anything from oral trauma to severe pain to loose fillings to broken, cracked, or missing teeth.

 

Very few hospitals have a dentist on staff to handle dental emergencies. You should head to your nearest emergency room to get checked out first if you have suffered a traumatic accident or life-threatening injury.

Left untreated, dental emergencies can lead to infection, worsening pain, and bone loss.

 

You will receive a price quote after your dentist examines you and designs your personalized treatment plan.

Appointment

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CONSULTATION AND PREPARATION

During the consultation for a Tooth Extraction at Rifkin Raanan, patients can expect a comprehensive evaluation of their dental health, including X-rays and a discussion of their medical history. The dentist will explain the procedure, address any concerns, and provide instructions for pre-operative care, such as fasting before surgery if necessary. Patients may also receive guidance on post-operative care and recovery expectations. The goal is to ensure patients feel informed, comfortable, and prepared for the upcoming treatment.

 

PROCEDURE

The Tooth Extraction procedure at Rifkin Raanan begins with administering sedation for comfort, either with local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be extracted, or using general anesthesia so you are not awake during the procedure. Sedation options may also be available for more complex cases or anxious patients. Once the anesthesia takes effect, the dentist carefully loosens the tooth from its socket using specialized tools, followed by gentle extraction.

The length of the procedure varies depending on factors such as the tooth’s location, condition, and the patient’s individual needs, but typically, it takes around 20 to 30 minutes per tooth. Throughout the procedure, the dental team ensures patient comfort and safety while maintaining a high standard of care.

Our specialization is in using the most minimally invasive tooth extraction methods possible with each patient, preserving as much bone as possible for quicker recovery and reduced inflammation. We use specialized procedures such as bone grafting for preserving jawbone density, preventing damage to the adjacent teeth, and maintaining the overall bone levels. We can also use biologics to assist patients with recovery after extractions. The doctors at Rifkin Raanan will customize their procedure to your specific case using their extensive knowledge and specialized skills.

 

RESULTS, RECOVERY, AND AFTERCARE

Following a Tooth Extraction at Rifkin Raanan, patients can expect initial relief from any pain or discomfort associated with the problematic tooth. However, the whole healing process varies from person to person. Typically, visible improvements are noticeable within the first few days as swelling and discomfort gradually subside.

Post-treatment, patients are advised to follow specific guidelines for optimal recovery, including avoiding vigorous activities for the first 24 to 48 hours, refraining from smoking or drinking through a straw to prevent dislodging the blood clot and maintaining good oral hygiene with gentle brushing and rinsing. Additionally, adhering to prescribed medications and attending follow-up appointments as the dentist recommends is essential for monitoring progress and ensuring proper healing.

Depending on individual circumstances, complete healing and the restoration of normal function can take several weeks to a few months, during which patients should continue to practice good oral care to prevent complications and maintain overall oral health.

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