Sherman Oaks Tooth Extraction

14652 Ventura Blvd #200 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

At Baig Dental in Sherman Oaks, our team is dedicated to protecting the health of your teeth and providing the best patient care. 

While preventative measures such as regular cleaning, restorative procedures such as fillings and crowns, and educating patients on the importance of dental hygiene are the best lines of defense against dental problems, sometimes a damaged or decaying tooth can’t be saved.

At Baig dental, the best place for Sherman Oaks tooth extraction, you can trust Jaami Baig, DDS, and Shaan Baig, DDS, to thoroughly evaluate your teeth and perform any necessary extractions in a safe, sanitary, and pain-free way.

Whenever a bone graft is required, Dr. Jaami uses a platelet-rich fibrin, which accelerates the healing process. This method has proven to speed up recovery and increase success rates in all oral surgery procedures. 

If you require treatment for a decayed, loose, or broken tooth, call our office or book an appointment online today.  

When does a tooth need to be extracted?

If your tooth is broken or damaged by trauma or decay, it may need to be extracted. However, our team will first try to save the tooth via preventative measures such as fillings or crowns. In some cases, the damaged tooth poses an infection risk and must be removed. 

Cases in which extraction may be necessary include: 

  • When teeth are crowded and prevent other teeth from coming in
  • Deep infections caused by cancer treatment, such as drugs or radiation therapy
  • Baby teeth that have not yet fallen out and block the emergence of permanent teeth
  • Impacted or decayed wisdom teeth

When you come in for your appointment, our team at Baig Dental will determine whether tooth extraction is necessary. 

What happens during a tooth extraction?

During your tooth extraction at Baig Dental, your provider will administer either local anesthesia, sedation, or nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) to relax you and make your procedure as painless as possible. 

Depending on the state of the tooth needing to be extracted, you’ll undergo one of two different types of extractions: 

  • Simple extraction
    • Your provider uses a tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth from the socket before using forceps to pull the tooth out. 
  • Surgical extraction
    • As its name suggests, this type of extraction is more complex and involves a small incision at your gum line. Surgical extraction becomes necessary if the tooth is broken or hasn’t yet erupted. 

You may feel some pressure but no pain during your tooth extraction. If you do feel pain or pinching sensations, alert your dentist immediately. 

How should I care for my mouth following a tooth extraction?

Aftercare is vital after every oral surgery procedure in order to prevent infection. While you may have some discomfort or swelling after the anesthesia wears off, most pain can be managed with over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen. 

However, after a surgical tooth extraction, a prescription pain medication may be necessary. If this is the case, your provider will write you a prescription for pain medication. 

After a surgical tooth extraction, our team will provide you with complete aftercare instructions, including dietary recommendations. 

Call our office or book an appointment online today so our team at Baig Dental can determine if tooth extraction is the best course of treatment.

Why Choose Baig Dental in Sherman Oak, CA?

Whether you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry, dental procedures, or someone you can rely on in an emergency, Baig Dental has skilled professionals for the job. Our goal is to give you everything you’ll need, from implants to cosmetics, to make the oral care process as stress-free as possible.

Our team uses evidence-based science as the basis for all our procedures, and we offer numerous ways to detect and address oral health concerns before they stem into a serious problem. As your preferred Sherman Oaks Dentist, if you need us for any reason, call Baig Dental today and let us help your smile!