Whether you have one tooth that needs to be extracted or several, the process does not have to be stressful in any way. Los Angeles oral surgeon Dr. Parvaz Mizrahi specializes in oral surgery and provides the appropriate level of anesthesia needed to keep her patients comfortable.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
There are several reasons for needing teeth extractions. One of the most common reasons is impacted wisdom teeth. This third set of molars usually comes in between the ages of 16 and 20. In many people, the wisdom teeth fail to emerge through the gums and if not extracted can cause pain, crowding and other related problems.
Proactive wisdom teeth extraction is recommended to avoid the problems that are almost certain to occur if these molars are left alone. These molars frequently crowd the arch and can damage adjacent teeth. As they try to emerge they can be very painful. Scheduling removal before they become problematic avoids complications such as infection and gum disease as well as crowding and pain.
In young children a tooth may need to be extracted to make room for a permanent tooth that is impacted. These are usually very simple extractions that only require local anesthetic as these baby teeth are not strongly rooted.
Children and adults that are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth may need extractions. The strategic removal of one or more teeth can then provide enough room for the teeth to move into alignment. Crowding of the dental arches is one of the primary causes of misalignment.
Crowding also interferes with proper dental hygiene which can then lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Finally, decay or damage may make it necessary to remove one or more teeth to avoid systemic infections or recurring pain. Removing a damaged or decayed tooth provides an opportunity to replace it with a dental implant or other restoration method.
Meet Dr. Mizrahi
An award-winning, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Mizrahi practices the full scope of oral and facial surgery in her state-of-the-art Beverly Hills office. With her extensive training and unmatched surgical skills, Dr. Mizrahi is fully qualified to treat virtually any disease, injury or defect of the mouth, face and jaw.
Distinguished by her caring demeanor and gentle touch, Dr. Mizrahi is celebrated for her ability to put patients at ease and deliver among the safest and most comfortable oral surgery Beverly Hills has to offer. With years of experience, countless awards and technical expertise, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation as delivering one of the most comfortable and effortless tooth extraction available.Meet Dr. Mizrahi
For simple extractions local anesthesia is usually more than enough to provide full pain relief for the procedure. This involves numbing the injection site with a topical gel and then completing the injection procedure. Dr. Mizrahi is a board certified oral surgeon and is exceptionally skilled at providing complete anesthesia for tooth extraction. Los Angeles residents can rest assured that their extractions will be painless and as stress free as possible.
In patients who are having all of their wisdom teeth removed, sedation anesthesia is used. This involves two steps; local anesthesia as well as intravenous sedation anesthesia. This blocks the pain as well as any unpleasant memories that would be associated with a complex extraction procedure.
General anesthesia can be used in very complex extraction cases. In this case patients will be completely asleep during the procedure and will require a little more time to recover before leaving for home.
Tooth Extraction Recovery
Tooth extraction requires a change in the daily routine until the initial healing phase is complete. Initially when a tooth is removed there will be bleeding until a clot forms in the socket. A gauze pad will be placed at the site and can be changed as needed. Once the clot forms, patients must be careful not to dislodge it. The clot allows the socket to heal and keeps it clean and contributes to keeping you comfortable. If the clot becomes dislodged it can cause pain in the socket.
Dr. Mizrahi provides full after care instructions to each patient. This includes instructions on how to perform usual hygiene tasks, what to eat and things to avoid such as drinking with a straw, eating foods that could dislodge the clot and avoiding soda, alcohol and hot beverages.
Recovery time depends on how many teeth were extracted and if they were impacted. Generally, recovering from wisdom teeth extractions lasts 4 days to one week, while a simple extraction might only require special care for a few days.
There will be some pain and swelling with most extractions which can be managed with pain medication as well as frequently applying a cool gel pack to the jaw. Many extractions have very little pain after the procedure particularly if they were not impacted or infected.
As one of the best oral surgeon Los Angeles has to offer, Dr. Mizrahi has performed thousands of extractions and is considered among the best in her field. She is not only highly skilled as a surgeon, she is very mindful of the stress dental surgery can cause her patients. Her compassionate and calm nature puts her patients at ease and ready to move forward with their procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are in need of any sort of tooth extraction, your first step will be to meet with Dr. Mizrahi for a private consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Mizrahi will thoroughly examine your mouth and bone structure.
Deeply understanding of the anxiety patients feel when undergoing an oral surgery procedure, Dr. Mizrahi's caring demeanor and extensive knowledge will immediately put you at ease. Celebrated for providing among the highest level of patient care and bedside demeanor, Dr. Mizrahi is committed to your comfort throughout treatment—from the initial consultation to post-operative care.
Renowned for providing safe, comfortable and advanced treatment, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering among one of the best teeth extraction in Los Angeles.