Dr. Roya Shoffet rolls out the red carpet for patients of all ages with various advanced treatments and amenities to ensure the most precise, comfortable, and safest experience possible at Royal Dental Practice in West Hills, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Shoffet has the considerable training to handle even complex, multi-faceted treatments.
Dr. Shoffet’s extensive expertise is also complemented by strong partnerships with some of the area’s top specialists and amenities, such as relaxing sedation dentistry. Altogether, these features and capabilities provide peace of mind to patients who may be apprehensive about upcoming treatment, such as tooth extraction.
For starters, Dr. Shoffet works with patients to avoid the damage that leads to the need for restorative treatments. Tooth removal is largely a “last resort” procedure. Many oral conditions leading to tooth loss are highly preventable and progressive; they may be stopped with prompt and appropriate intervention. For teeth that cannot be saved with interventions or procedures like root canal therapy, Dr. Shoffet will largely recommend the removal of the tooth followed by replacement with a bridge, denture, or implant as needed.
Wisdom teeth are the exception to the “rule” about tooth replacement. Like the appendix and tailbone, wisdom teeth (third molars) are vestigial structures. They are not necessary for oral health and function. So they do not need to be replaced. These molars need to be monitored closely to ensure they are developing properly. Complications such as impaction also require removing or extracting the affected teeth.
Situations such as impaction generally require surgical extraction. When a tooth is impacted, it becomes partially or fully trapped in the bone underneath the gums. Unlike simple extractions, which involve loosening and lifting a visible and intact tooth from its socket using special instruments, surgical techniques involve first accessing the tooth by opening up the treatment site. Once the tooth is accessed surgically, it can then be removed. This latter approach may be appropriate for any tooth that is not intact and cannot be easily accessed with a simple or common extraction procedure.
All extractions and procedures at Royal Dental Practice are tolerated well. Ensuring utmost comfort and a pleasant experience combines different elements, ranging from a kind, non-judgmental, unhurried approach to care that cultivates trust to the use of relaxing sedation. Two types of sedation are available: IV (intravenous) and general anesthesia. We lean into the expertise of a licensed anesthesiologist as needed for the administration and monitoring of the sedative.
Your safety and comfort is our priority. We welcome your questions! Call our office in West Hills, Los Angeles, CA, today at (818) 334-6655.
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