At South Bay Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we provide expert tooth extractions in Rancho Palos Verdes under any circumstances. Whether you have a dental emergency that requires the extraction of a damaged, decayed or infected tooth or want to have your wisdom teeth extracted for any reason, we can help. Our clean, calm and welcoming office is the perfect place to get your extraction done because our entire staff is committed to ensuring your care and comfort. We offer safe and effective sedation options allowing you to obtain treatment without the pain or discomfort associated with the tooth extraction. If you have any questions about tooth extraction give us a call.
Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common types of tooth extraction surgeries we perform in our Rancho Palos Verdes office. While wisdom teeth surely once served a purpose, at this point in human evolution they are entirely useless. As you age wisdom teeth tend to cause a myriad of problems if left in place. For example, wisdom teeth can force straight teeth to become crooked or misaligned, which will affect your bite and your smile. Wisdom teeth are also hard to brush properly, which usually means they become breeding grounds for tooth decay and gum disease. If you need your wisdom teeth extracted, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. Contact us online and we’ll be happy to tell you more.
If you’re nervous about tooth extraction, you’re not alone. Many patients come to us with fears about pain and discomfort associated with tooth extraction. At South Bay Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we do our best to put your mind at ease. Dr. Mileham will explain the procedure in detail to you, so that you can understand all the precautions taken to keep you safe and ensure that the procedure is as painless as possible. You will be given your choice of nitrous oxide or oral sedation to relieve pain and anxiety during the tooth extraction. You can trust our team will perform your extraction with the utmost professionalism in a safe, comfortable and hygienic environment.
Caring for Patients after Tooth Extraction Surgery
While tooth extraction is an outpatient surgical procedure, that doesn’t mean that our team at South Bay Center for Aesthetic Dentistry will abandon you to your own devices after the tooth extraction procedure is complete. We will provide you with prescription painkillers and antibiotics as needed, along with detailed instructions about how to clean and care for the extraction site as it heals. It’s important to know that rinsing the area with salt water is key to reducing swelling and speed your recovery. Because we care about you, we will also make a point of calling just to follow up after your surgery to make sure everything is going well. Remember you are free to contact us anytime for any kind of dental assistance.
Alternatives to Tooth Extraction
If you are afraid you might need a tooth extraction, it’s time to get an expert opinion from Dr. Mileham. What he has to say after examining your teeth and gums may surprise you. We might find that your pain is being caused by gum disease, effectively cured through better oral hygiene and without the need for surgery. In many cases, an infected tooth can be saved through root canal therapy which allows for infected nerves and tissue to be removed without extracting the entire tooth. Root canal therapy can save you from having to worry about replacing the tooth after extraction with a dental implant, partial denture or bridge.