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It’s like pulling teeth – literally. Yet, the term “tooth extraction” sounds much worse than it is! Having a tooth pulled is sometimes necessary, but with the proper planning and knowledge, you can tackle this procedure with ease.
Here, we will explain the reasons teeth may need to be pulled, along with the procedure and recovery times for dental extraction in Studio City.
While permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime, there are many reasons why you may have to have one pulled. These include:
Before the procedure, your dentist will go over what to expect, as well as the risks, such as infection. This is also a good time to tell your dentist of any conditions that put you at a higher risk of infection, so he or she can prescribe an antibiotic.
The procedure itself takes place right in the office. You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area. The dentist will then extract the tooth.
Following the extraction, you will head home to recover, which usually takes just a few days. You may want to try the following to ease any potential discomfort:
To learn more about the tooth extraction process, contact us today at 818-762-2977 to schedule your appointment