Periodontics in Beverly Hills, CA includes tooth extraction

Periodontics is a dental specialty concerned the structures that surround and support teeth – bone, ligaments, and soft tissues. Teeth extraction may seem contrary to this purpose, but sometimes it is necessary to maintain oral health and overall wellness. Patients in the Beverly Hills, CA area have access to the skills of a Board-certified periodontist – Dr. Sanda Moldovan.

The connection between gum disease and extractions

The mouth hosts hundreds of strains of bacteria. When harmful varieties over-populate, their acidic excretions irritate gum tissue. Gums become inflamed, losing their snug seal to teeth. That lets bacterial infection infiltrate deeper. Eventually it attacks periodontal ligaments. The bone around the affected teeth deteriorates.

At this stage, called periodontitis, extraction may be the best course of action to prevent gum disease from spreading and affecting neighboring bone and teeth.

Gentle extractions

Dr. Moldovan is known for a soft touch and painless extraction techniques, which begins with thorough numbing. If you are nervous about the procedure, or must have several teeth extracted, she may recommend IV sedation. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Moldovan uses special instruments to gently rock the tooth loose from remaining support structures and lift it from the socket. Large molars may be cut into sections for easier removal. If necessary, extractions sites are sutured.

You receive specific home care instructions for a speedy, uneventful recovery. Most importantly, do not drink from a straw. Sucking could dislodge the protective clot, exposing nerves. If this painful condition, called dry socket, occurs, call our office right away. Also, please do not smoke until healing is complete.

Our goal is to help you keep your teeth as long as possible. When that is no longer a healthy option, you can count on the Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills team in CA for non-traumatic teeth extraction. Call (310) 692-7855.