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BEDFORD Dental Group


Tooth Extraction
Beverly Hills

It might not sound like the most fun procedure to get, but sometimes a tooth extraction is what you need to benefit your smile as a whole. Whether you need a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal, our goal is to provide a VIP experience that is comfortable and professional every step of the way. We aim to keep your smile healthy on every level. As such when an extraction is necessary, we deliver with skill and expertise.

At Bedford Dental Group, we have some of the best cosmetic dentists in Beverly Hills! We’ve been around for more than 30 years and are confident in our ability to provide the best care to our patients. When it comes to tooth extractions, rest assured that you’re in safe hands. Reach out to us now!

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Why Would I Need
A Tooth Extraction?

We always save extraction as a last resort. If there is a chance to save or repair your tooth, we will always take that route. However, sometimes removing a tooth is what is best for your health overall.

It might be necessary for a dentist to perform a tooth extraction to avoid further damage if:

  • Your tooth has received damaged
  • Your tooth has become cracked or fractured
  • Your tooth has broken in half
  • Or if your tooth has experienced severe decay
  • Your wisdom teeth don’t have room to come in
  • Or your wisdom teeth have become impacted

Bedford Dental Groups specializes in general, cosmetic, and emergency dental procedures like tooth extractions that help pave the way for ongoing oral health in the future for our patients. We strive to make every extraction quick, painless, and successful.


Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two types of tooth extractions; simple extractions and surgical extractions. 

Simple extractions are the extractions done on teeth visible in the mouth and are usually a straightforward procedure. Often, you wouldn’t even know when the dentist is done with the process. 

For this process, the dentist uses an elevator to loosen the tooth and removes it with forceps. During the process, patients are given general anesthesia to numb the area. Cases like minor decay, gum disease, overcrowding, and broken teeth are examples of simple tooth extraction cases. Surgical extractions are the removal of a tooth that isn’t easily accessible or visible in the mouth. It involves making an incision into the gum. Sometimes, they may go the extra mile and remove some of the bone around the tooth or cut the tooth in half to extract it. It is common for teeth that have not fully erupted or are broken below the gum line. 

As usual for any extraction process, the patient is given anesthesia. However, the type of anesthesia given depends on the complexity of the extraction. Dentists usually perform surgical extraction in cases of impacted wisdom teeth, overly decayed teeth, and fractured teeth below the gum line. 

How To Prepare For Tooth Extraction

Preparing for a tooth extraction involves several steps to ensure the procedure goes smoothly and to minimize any potential complications. To get started, you need to provide a full medical history to your dentist. It includes letting your dentist know about any medications, supplements, or vitamins you’re taking. It’s important to mention any medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, or a history of bacterial endocarditis.

You should also talk to your dentist or oral surgeon about the type of anesthesia that will be used during the extraction. Most simple extractions use local anesthesia, while surgical extractions may require sedation or general anesthesia.

If you’re receiving sedation or general anesthesia, arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure. These types of anesthesia can impair your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery for several hours.

If you’re going to be sedated, you’ll likely need to fast (not eat or drink) for a certain period of time before the procedure. Your dentist will provide specific instructions based on the type of anesthesia you’ll receive.

In addition, choose loose-fitting and comfortable clothes for the day of the procedure. Avoid wearing anything that might restrict your movement or be difficult to remove. If you have dental anxiety or phobia, discuss it with your dentist. They can provide strategies or sedation options to help you feel more comfortable.

Post-Extraction Care and Recovery

Immediately after a tooth extraction, a gauze pad is placed over the extraction site. Bite firmly on it to apply pressure. This will help to form a blood clot. This gauze pad should be kept in place for about 30 minutes to one hour. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or using a straw for the first 24 hours as these actions can dislodge the clot and delay healing. Limit physical activity for the first 24 hours to reduce bleeding and aid in clot formation.

Applying a cold compress to the cheek near the extraction site can help reduce swelling and pain. Use it for 10 minutes at a time during the first 24 hours. Also, keep your head elevated with pillows to reduce bleeding and swelling. Eat soft foods like yogurt, pudding, soup, etc. for the first few days. Gradually reintroduce solid foods as the extraction area heals. Hot and crunchy foods can increase bleeding and dislodge the blood clot.

It is important to note that alcohol and caffeine can delay healing, and smoking can increase the risk of complications like dry sockets. A dry socket occurs when the blood clot is dislodged, exposing bone and nerves. When this happens, you will experience severe pain for days. If you suspect a dry tooth socket, contact your dentist immediately. 

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

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Gentle-Touch Dentistry For Your Teeth

Does the idea of a tooth extraction leave you feeling queasy? That’s okay. Nobody likes the idea of having a tooth pulled out, even if the tooth is damaged or decayed. We focus on making the entire process as stress-free as possible. Whenever you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to bring them up. Our team of expert dentists will gladly provide you with any information you might be looking for. We work tirelessly to address any concerns you have about the process, ensuring you are comfortable throughout.

Even if you take all the necessary steps to keep your teeth healthy, such as daily brushing and flossing, you could still be susceptible to tooth decay or gum disease. When you schedule regular visits with the dentist and keep up with routine dental checkups, it can help catch serious issues. These visits are often the first line of defense against severe decay. The more often you visit your dentist in Beverly Hills, the less likely you will need an extraction. We can catch decay before it goes too far and permanently harms your tooth.

Whether we’re being proactive or reactive, Bedford Dental Group gives you the oral health treatment you need to enjoy a healthy smile once again. We want every one of our patients to feel like a celebrity and aim to provide a VIP experience to each patient who walks through our doors.

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Don’t Want to Get A Tooth Extraction Performed?

You may be able to get a dental crown or filling to take care of a cavity. However, sometimes a tooth cannot be saved, and you may then require tooth extraction before other teeth become affected. Remember, our goal is to keep your smile healthy as a whole.

Don’t run the risk of further tooth and gum damage. When tooth or gum disease progresses too far, the only option left is tooth extraction. At Bedford Dental Group, we can help you resolve your dental care issues and ensure the best possible treatment is utilized.

Fortunately, there are many tooth replacement options available now. So even if you remove a tooth, you can still have a complete and full smile afterward. Contact us today to learn more about dental implants and other tooth replacement options for after-tooth extraction.

Ignoring a tooth that requires extraction is a risky decision that can lead to more severe health issues. It is always advisable to consult with a dental professional and address dental problems promptly to maintain good oral and overall health.

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What About Wisdom Teeth Removal?

While many people may have no problems with their wisdom teeth, others may have the opposite experience. If you do not have room in your mouth for these four teeth, you can experience a range of problems and even health concerns. Wisdom teeth removal is a straightforward procedure that literally takes the problem away.

You may want to consider wisdom teeth removal if your dentist finds the teeth can’t grow properly. If not removed in these cases, wisdom teeth can:

  • Damage other teeth
  • Damage your jaw
  • Cause sinus issues
  • Result in infection or inflammation
  • Increase the chance of cavities
  • Crowd other teeth and cause problems with alignment


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Tooth Extractions: What Does The Procedure Entail?

The process for tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal is quite similar when compared step-by-step. First, we need to take an X-ray of the area in question to assess the situation. This also allows us to make the best plan to remove the tooth. For tooth extraction, we’ll also take into consideration your dental history. Whether it’s a simple or surgical extraction that you need, we will perform the procedure with care and dexterity. We always use methods that produce the best chance of success and allow for the fastest recovery possible.

Extracting a tooth may seem like an archaic, even violent procedure, but we do it with the utmost sensitivity, careful not to injure surrounding structures. Our techniques are far removed from the old methods of simply tugging with pliers. Instead, we always perform extractions using gentle and precise treatment, ensuring our patients feel comfortable throughout the process. We also aim to move quickly so that the removal is not unnecessarily prolonged and you can go home as soon as possible. Our tooth extraction specialists take special care not to irritate the gum or bone further during the removal process.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you believe you have a tooth that needs extraction, we can help. Whether it is a tooth extraction or routine wisdom teeth removal, we dedicate the same high level of care and attention to every patient. Contact Bedford Dental Group today to schedule your initial consultation and see what procedure is best for you. We’ll give you the expert treatment you need, providing treatments for you in a comfortable and state-of-the-art environment to focus on your oral health.


Emergency Tooth Extractions

Pain is a significant indicator that something isn’t right. If you’re experiencing severe discomfort, swelling, or signs of infection like fever and bad taste in your mouth, it’s time to seek immediate dental care. Locate an emergency dentist and understand the steps you should take before your appointment. It might include avoiding certain foods or medications or taking extra care of the extraction site. 

Ignoring a tooth that requires extraction can lead to several serious consequences, both for your oral health and overall well-being.

Tooth Extractions FAQs

No two humans are the same. Hence, healing time for tooth extractions differ. However, if you follow all guidelines, you should recover fully in two to three weeks. 

If you experience increasing discomfort after your tooth extraction process, it could indicate that something is wrong. For example, the swelling worsens instead of reducing, or there is prolonged bleeding. Once you feel something is not right, reach out to your dentist immediately.  

Because of its location, the wisdom tooth is the most difficult tooth to extract.

Bedford Dental Group provides natural-looking, fully functional restorations to patients of every stripe. Each patient is treated like a celebrity, given expert time and detailed attention to ensure their new and improved smile will look fantastic for years to come. Our patients enjoy a lifetime with their improved, healthier smiles at a reasonable price.

“Because of your smile,
you make life more beautiful”

Thich Nhat Hanh

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