Monthly Archives: August 2016

Teeth Extractions - Studio City

When Is It Necessary To Extract A Tooth?

No one enjoys the prospect of having a tooth pulled. But sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary after the dentist makes every effort to repair and restore a tooth. In the case of wisdom teeth, many dentists recommend their removal before they’re fully developed to eliminate potential problems.

There are a variety of other reasons why teeth extractions in Studio City may become necessary:

Decay/Damage

When teeth become extensively decayed or damaged, such as broken or cracked, an extraction may be needed. Excessive decay puts patients at the risk of an oral bacterial infection, while teeth affected by advanced gum (periodontal) disease often loosen to the extent that they are pulled.

Misaligned Teeth

Teeth that are poorly positioned and/or affecting surrounding teeth may be pulled to ensure good future oral health.

Orthodontic Treatment

Teeth are sometimes extracted to make needed space for improved teeth alignment through orthodontic treatment such as braces.

Extra Teeth

Extra teeth – also known as supernumerary teeth – may block other teeth from breaking through the gum.

Chemotherapy

Because chemotherapy weakens the immune system, it puts the patient at an increased risk of tooth infections that may lead to extractions.

Radiation

Radiation therapy of the head and neck may require extraction of teeth in the field of radiation to prevent potential problems such as infection.

Types of Extractions

There are two types of extractions – simple extractions and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth and are generally done under a local anesthetic. Surgical extractions involve teeth that aren’t easily reached or seen in the mouth. These types of extractions generally can be done with local anesthesia or conscious sedation.

There’s nothing to fear — our staff is well trained and experienced, and our primary focus is on the comfort and good health of our patients. Call us today for a consultation to see if extraction is necessary for you!

Dental Implants - Los Angeles (Studio City)

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Did you know that Studio City Dental Center specializes in cosmetic dental implants?

Dental implants have several advantages over standard removable dentures. They are an excellent choice for most people who want a great looking smile with full functionality.

One reason to get dental implants is that they look just like natural teeth, unlike some dentures. Dental implants look great and help replace lost teeth, giving you a complete set and all the confidence that goes with it.

A second reason for dental implants is that you will have a wider choice of foods you can eat. Dentures may slip or move because they aren’t permanently attached to your jaws. Dental implants are permanently attached, allowing you to chew your food more thoroughly and eat a greater variety of healthy foods to keep you strong and vivacious.

Dental implants are also the right choice when you need to replace one or two teeth only. There are no bridges or wires required to hold dental implants in place; just a direct connection for a natural appearance. Dentures, on the other hand, replace a set of several missing teeth, often a whole top or bottom row.

Dental implants also clean and floss much easier than do dentures. You can clean your mouth and the teeth surrounding your implant very easily, with no denture breath and no soaking.

For dental tooth implants, Studio City Dental Center is happy to take an appointment for a consultation. Call today to speak with one of L.A.’s finest cosmetic dentists!

Make an appointment here.

Dr. Zareh Kouyoumdjian
12435 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, California 91604
Phone: (818) 762-2977
Email: info@studiocitydentalcenter.com

Fax: (818) 762-6772

Friendly staff, little to no wait, and Dr. K is professional and informative.
I always feel very comfortable during my appointments!
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