Your natural teeth are made to last, and it is our priority to help preserve them whenever possible. Their purpose is to bite and chew, and they work to maintain your jawbone and facial structure. However, sometimes teeth can be damaged or decayed so badly that they cannot be preserved and extraction is necessary to preserve other teeth. Dr. Lozada, Santa Clarita dental extraction dentist, can help you decide if an extraction is right for you.
Dr. Lozada, expert in dental extraction in Santa Clarita, may recommend an extraction, if you have:
• A badly damaged tooth
• A severely decayed tooth
• A tooth that is crowding other teeth or interfering with orthodontic treatment plans
• A severely infected tooth that cannot be treated with endodontic therapy
• An impacted wisdom tooth
• Periodontal disease that has loosened teeth
Before your extraction, Dr. Lozada, expert in dental extraction in Santa Clarita, will plan your treatment using dental X-rays and other images. This enables us to see the roots, nerves, and other structures that are not clearly visible to the unaided eye. Next, we will use a local anesthetic, which will numb your mouth. This will ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure.
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Once the tooth has been removed, Dr. Lozada, Santa Clarita dental extraction dentist, may stitch the extraction site or place gauze over the area to reduce bleeding and help a clot form. This clot needs to stay in place to help the extraction site heal. Avoid using a straw, smoking, or doing anything that could dislodge the clot.
Dr. Lozada, expert in dental extraction in Santa Clarita, will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and may prescribe medication to promote healing. Good dental hygiene is especially important in the days following the extraction. It will help reduce the risk of infection, and get rid of the bad taste and breath that are so common after this type of procedure.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lozada, dentist in Santa Clarita.