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Tooth Extractions

The best outcome is always to keep all of your teeth in your smile from the moment they come in. However, life factors can get in the way, such as health concerns, tooth decay, or injuries. In some select cases, the best health outcome may be to remove a tooth entirely. At TruGlo Modern Dental, we provide safe and effective tooth extractions in Calabasas for patients of all ages.
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Tooth Extractions in Calabasas

Overview of tooth extractions

Tooth extractions are always our last resort when it comes to dental care. We always explore other options first with the goal of keeping your smile healthy and intact. However, in some situations, the best solution is to remove a tooth. This typically occurs when the tooth is so severely damaged that repairing it would not be feasible. This could be the case because of progressed tooth decay or severe damage from injury.

Additionally, a common type of tooth extraction is wisdom teeth removal. Many patients do not have enough room in their mouth for their final set of molars to grow in. Instead, these teeth can become impacted or grow in at the wrong angles, leading to painful symptoms and even health risks. With the right dentist, a tooth extraction can be a quick and painless procedure.

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Benefits of wisdom teeth removal

  • Remove impacted teeth that are a risk to your health
  • Quick and painless procedure
  • Short recovery time
  • Prevent teeth from shifting or becoming misaligned
  • Relieve painful or unpleasant symptoms



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Having a tooth extraction: Overview of the process

Many patients are surprised at how fast and pain-free a tooth extraction can be. For simple extractions, we use local anesthetic and can remove the tooth in a matter of minutes. For more involved procedures, patients sometimes require heavier sedation to ensure a painless experience. It depends on the type, position, and status of the tooth. For example, an impacted wisdom tooth may require a more complex procedure than removing a damaged front tooth (e.g., an incisor).

Once the surgery is over, many patients can resume most activities within a couple of hours. However, you will need someone to drive you home if you had anything stronger than local numbing for the procedure. Recovery is typically well-tolerated and over quickly.

When do you need a tooth extraction?

For regular teeth, an extraction is indicated when a tooth is damaged beyond repair. While crowns and restorative treatments can help in most cases, occasionally, they may not be the best solution. For teeth that are decayed or missing large portions, removing the tooth may be best. We will always go over each option with you as we explore how to best preserve your smile and its health.
For wisdom teeth removal, patients typically have the procedure during their teenage or early adult years when the final set of four molars begins to erupt. However, extraction may be indicated if they instead become impacted or start to grow in at an improper angle. While symptoms such as pain, aching, or swelling are signs of wisdom teeth problems, some patients may have their teeth removed before symptoms occur.

How long does the recovery take?

While tooth extraction is technically a surgery, it is one that patients can quickly recover from. For simple extractions, patients may have only a couple of days of minor discomfort and swelling afterward. These soon resolve and rarely interfere with most day-to-day activities. Still, we recommend avoiding strenuous activity (e.g., cardio exercises) until the socket is well healed. Once you are fully healed, you can begin exploring tooth replacement options, such as dental implants or bridges.

Wisdom teeth removal typically has a slightly longer recovery period, due to the procedure often being more complex. Patients can expect to take about 3 to 5 days off from school or work for the initial healing period. Overall, the recovery may last about 1 to 2 weeks, after which you can return to regular levels of activity.

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Does insurance cover a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction coverage can vary significantly from one insurance provider to the next. However, most plans do cover extractions to some degree, especially when it is deemed medically necessary. If you are unsure about your coverage, let us know and we will work with you to see what you are covered for and find an estimate for procedure costs.


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Book your appointment

Don’t let a damaged tooth continue to impact your smile’s health—book your appointment with us for tooth extraction in Calabasas. By taking the problem out at the root, you can give your smile a second chance and prevent future problems down the road. Call our office or use our online form to contact us and start working with an unforgettable dental team at TruGlo Modern Dental.
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23622 Calabasas Rd Suite 148
Calabasas, CA, 91302