Our Gentle Tooth Extractions
Sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary. Injuries, decay, and crooked teeth are some of the common reasons. At MD Periodontics, our board-certified dentists always take great care when performing an extraction. We strive to be as non-invasive as possible in order to best preserve the tissues and bone that surround the tooth as well as ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. We see that the proper amount of anesthesia is used as well as prescribing any antimicrobial therapy and/or antibiotics to facilitate comfort and healing.
Piezotome Technology for Extractions
We are pleased to assist our patients with piezo technology for an extraction. Instead of employing a drill to cut through bone and tissue, the piezo unit works instead with ultrasonic vibrations that allows the doctor to remove the tooth with much less trauma and much more comfort.
In fact, our facility is one of only a few that utilizes the PIEZOTOME for extractions.
When a tooth is missing, whether by extraction or other means, it's necessary to bolster the bone where the tooth used to be. If left untreated, the bone in the area will begin to reduce and be absorbed by the body. This in turn can cause surrounding teeth to shift and become crooked, inviting gum disease and tooth decay.
When we perform an extraction, the empty socket is first disinfected to eliminate any bacteria that may be present. Often, we will then do a bone graft, which is the process of placing bone graft material in the socket. This will not only reduce the bone's tendency to be resorbed, but will also spark generation of new bone. Most often, once the bone grafting is done, we will place a collagen membrane over the graft site for protection, which will gradually integrate into the bone and surrounding tissues. The gums over the extraction site are then allowed to heal.
As with any gum surgery, we monitor your healing process to be sure it's going as planned. We schedule our patients for follow-up visits two weeks and two months post surgery. If necessary, we can do digital x-rays and 3D imaging during these visits to ensure the healing process is progressing adequately.
Extractions and Immediate Implant Placement
Quite often we do extractions to facilitate dental implants. Sometimes the site will need to heal before an implant is done. This is especially true when a bone graft was needed to build up the bone so an implant would be successful. Other times, it may be possible to place an implant immediately after an extraction. The advantage to the patient is that it means less treatment time and fewer visits.
If your treatment plan includes an implant or other restoration to be completed at a later date, we can make sure you leave after your extraction with a temporary tooth in place so you will feel confident to smile, talk and eat. We will go over this with you during your consultation prior to the extraction.
Professional Dental Care with Excellent Results
Both Dr. Moshrefi and Dr. Daneshmand are board-certified periodontists. Their mastery of their dental skills along with state-of-the-art equipment enable them to perform extractions and other periodontal procedures with excellent results and minimal discomfort. They always listen to their patients and answer their questions. When you want the best periodontists Beverly Hills has to offer, you will get the results you want at MD Periodontics.