Restore Your Healthy Smile
There’s nothing like a healthy, natural smile. People tend to remember a full, confident grin. But sometimes, dental trauma, disease, or other problems cause severe damage or decay. Tooth extraction is often the most effective way to safeguard your oral health when the damage is beyond repair. So, if you are experiencing a persistent toothache, pulp infection, or impacted wisdom teeth, call The Art Of Dental Wellness. Our experienced team performs gentle Beverly Hills tooth extractions regularly.
No one ever plans to have a tooth extracted, but sometimes doing so is necessary to restore better oral health. If you have a tooth that has been damaged by injury or decay, a tooth that is causing crowding, or a tooth with a severely infected root, extracting it may be the best way to maintain the overall health of your mouth. Having the unhealthy tooth extracted is also necessary to prepare the area for a bridge or dental implant to restore the look and function of your smile.
We will always make every effort to save your tooth. If extraction is necessary, we can perform your procedure gently and safely. In addition to administering a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, we will discuss the option of conscious sedation or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Dr. Kerri Hill and The Art of Dental Wellness team have extensive experience performing tooth extractions to improve oral health.
Pave the Way for a Healthy Smile
A number of situations can cause a tooth to become damaged enough to require extraction:
The goal of extraction is to remove the tooth in order to prevent further damage or infection to the surrounding teeth and gums.
Let’s Discuss Your Options
If you have a tooth that is causing you pain, and think you may need a tooth extraction Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Kerri Hill, has the experience and know-how to safely and gently remove your tooth. Schedule an appointment to learn more about your options for treatment. If a root canal or other procedure to save the tooth can be performed, that is always the first option. Dr. Hill will carefully examine the affected area to determine whether an extraction is necessary. If it is, she will educate you about your options for the procedure itself and address all of your questions and concerns. Rest assured that a healthier smile is possible for you. We create a safe and comfortable treatment experience that delivers high-quality results no matter what your needs are.
After Your Extraction
You will want to relax for a day following your procedure and stick to light activities for a couple of days after that. Over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication may be used to relieve discomfort. Follow all aftercare instructions, including directions for cleansing the treatment site, to reduce the risk of infection and promote faster healing.
We will work with you to decide your next steps once your tooth extraction site is healed. If you are interested in a bridge or dental implant to replace the extracted tooth, Dr. Hill can counsel you about your options and perform the best restorative procedure for your needs. Whatever your goals for your smile, we can help you achieve them.
Types of Dental Extractions
We perform two types of tooth removal, simple and surgical dental procedures. For fully erupted teeth that are easily accessible, Dr. Hill uses simple extraction. Typically, surgical removal requires an incision into the gums to extract the tooth. More complex oral surgeries are done under local anesthesia with IV sedation. Both simple and surgical procedures are explained below. Feel free to call us with further questions.
If the impaired tooth is visible in the oral cavity, your dentist will remove it out of the socket. We complete this simple process using a local anesthetic to eliminate pain and numb the treatment area. Dr. Hill uses special tools to lift the tooth (elevator) and grasp the crown (forceps). This dental equipment allows us to loosen the tooth and gently remove it out of the socket.
We may need to surgically remove a tooth if it’s impacted or otherwise tricky (or impossible) to pull out. It might be partially erupted, broken below the gum line, or not cut through the gum. In these cases, we must gain access to the tooth by cutting through the surrounding connective tissue. This means the gum tissue covering the tooth is lifted, or some of the nearby bone is removed to extract the tooth. At times the tooth must be sectioned into several pieces to get it out. Regardless of which procedure you need, we will always focus on restoring your oral health. So, rest assured, it will be done if Dr. Hill can save your tooth. But in cases where the damaged tooth is beyond repair or can cause further harm to your surrounding teeth, we recommend extraction.
We are proud to offer IV conscious sedation paired with local anesthetic to make your experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
We will make every effort to save your tooth, only recommending extraction when absolutely necessary. If you are interested in restorative procedures, we can also discuss your options for replacing the extracted tooth.
Oral surgery is usually covered at least partly by dental insurance. Contact your plan’s administrator for details about your individual coverage.
In cases where the tooth is whole and easily extractable, the tooth can be removed simply with forceps and a tool called an elevator. If the tooth is impacted, not erupted, or broken, surgical incisions may be necessary to remove it.
This depends on the specifics of your procedure. You should arrange for a ride after any procedure using IV conscious sedation or general anesthesia. However, even if you only have local anesthetic, you may be more comfortable getting help home from a friend or family member after an extraction.
Kerri Hill, DDS, offers a uniquely all-encompassing, patient-focused dental treatment experience in Beverly Hills. The expert behind some of Hollywood’s best smiles, Dr. Hill’s propensity for empathy and meticulous care allow her to make patients’ dreams a reality. Begin building your best smile with a comprehensive consultation at The Art of Dental Wellness.
416 N Bedford Dr Suite 409, Beverly Hills, CA 90210