Why Choose and Oral Surgeon for Your Tooth Extraction?
When a tooth is diseased or causing other complications, it may be necessary to have it removed. Most commonly, a dentist or orthodontist may recommend an extraction if a tooth is causing oral health issues. However, this procedure is best performed by an oral surgeon who has the advanced training and experience necessary for this procedure. Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian of Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center is your specialist in the Torrance area to complete tooth extractions.
Some dentists may offer tooth extractions, but most will refer their patients to an oral surgeon. This is the best option due to the possible complications that can occur when a tooth is removed. Oral surgeons receive several years of extra training after dental school, including a year of general surgery education. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon understands the complexities of removing a tooth to prevent damage to the surrounding teeth and tissues, reducing the risks of this oral surgery procedure.
Reasons Why a Tooth Extraction May be Necessary
In most cases, retaining your teeth and repairing them as needed is preferred to removal. However, there are circumstances when tooth extraction is the recommended treatment to prevent other issues. Some of the reasons a tooth may need removal include:
- Diseased tooth
- Fractured or broken tooth root
- Impacted canines or wisdom teeth
- Misaligned or over-crowded teeth
- Severe infection or abscess
While most people would prefer to avoid a tooth extraction procedure, it can be the best option to protect their oral health. Dr. Yagoubian and our team at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center provide a professional, comfortable environment for our patients that need a tooth removed. We offer sedation and anesthesia options to reduce stress during the procedure. You can trust the expertise of our team to reduce the risk of complications from your surgery.