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Do you have a loose tooth? Are you considering getting braces? If so, you might require a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is when your dentist extracts a tooth from its socket in the bone. Whether you need a simple or surgical tooth extraction in Montebello, California, our team is here to help.

A tooth is generally extracted as a last resort, after considering if a filling, crown, etc. can repair the damaged tooth. A tooth extraction might be necessary if a tooth is too loose, or space needs to be created in order to allow you to wear braces, for example. Additionally, a tooth might require extraction if:

— You have extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.

— If a baby tooth doesn’t fall out when it is supposed to so that the permanent tooth is able to come in.

— If you are going to be getting braces, and need room for the new position of the teeth.

— If you are undergoing radiation to the head and neck area.

— If teeth have become infected from using cancer drugs, and your immune system is compromised.

— If you have had an organ transplant and teeth can become infected.

— Your wisdom teeth may need extraction before or after they come in. If they have decay, are causing you pain, or have an infection or a cyst, they may require removal.

Having a tooth extracted can prevent further damage to a tooth as well as prevent an infection. At Greenwood Dental, our dentist performs surgical tooth extractions and surgically places dental implant restorations to make your smile as good as new.

Our dedicated dentist, Dr. Spartak Delakyan is pleased to offer tooth extraction for our patients in Pocatello, Idaho and the surrounding areas. If you are experiencing problems with a tooth, we invite you to give our dedicated team a call at 323-215-1400 and let us help you restore your radiant smile!