Tooth extractions are the surgical removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Many reasons a tooth may need to be extracted include severe decay, infection, or injury.

Before your extraction, our dentist at Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, will numb the area with a local anesthetic. As the tooth is removed, it may feel a little snug, but you should not feel any pain. 

Why Should I Get an Extraction?

Wisdom Teeth

Many patients will not have room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth. They can become impacted if there is insufficient room, resulting in pain, swelling, and infection. The dentist will extract the wisdom teeth if the patient has symptoms like these or if they feel the teeth may cause problems in the future.


If teeth do not grow properly, they can become impacted, infected, and inflamed. The dentist will extract the affected teeth to prevent problems from developing.

Gum Disease

Since periodontal disease is an infection, it can spread throughout the body and cause other, more severe problems. For this reason, our dentist may recommend that a patient have teeth extracted. 

The Benefits of Dental Extractions

Reduces the Risk of Infection

When an infected tooth is left untreated, the infection can spread into the bone, causing an abscess. An abscess can cause pain, swelling, and bad breath. A tooth may also need to be removed to prevent the infection from spreading into the sinus cavities or throat.

Promotes Better Oral Hygiene

Getting a tooth pulled isn’t the best news you’ll hear after you get back from the dentist. However, tooth extractions aren’t always something patients dread. Sometimes, it’s necessary and beneficial.

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, they can cause many issues. From overcrowding to infections, wisdom teeth can cause pain and swelling. If your wisdom teeth are causing you trouble, your dentist may recommend removing them.

Eliminates Pain

An extraction can help eliminate the pain caused by an impacted tooth. This may be the case for a wisdom tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth are common, but they can be very painful. An extraction can relieve the pain caused by wisdom teeth.

Rids You of Crowding

A dental extraction will help rid you of crowding. Crowding refers to teeth that are too close together. When teeth are too close together, it can be challenging to clean them properly, leading to plaque buildup. 

To understand more about the advantages of dental extractions, visit Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles 90022, or call (323)728-0241.




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