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Tooth Extractions

Azita Rayet, DDS -  - Dentist

Soft Touch Dental

Azita Rayet, DDS

Dentist located in Marina Del Rey, CA

Dr. Rayet is experienced in performing all types of extractions at her state-of-the-art Marina del Rey office, using advanced techniques and equipment for minimal discomfort and superior results.

Tooth Extractions Q&A

If I have a lot of decay, does that mean I need to have the tooth extracted?

Whether or not a tooth needs to be extracted depends on many factors. In some cases, a tooth may be able to be preserved with a root canal and crown. But sometimes, the best solution is to pull the tooth and consider an implant or bridge to replace it. Dr. Rayet will explain all your options during your visit.

What are the reasons for dental extractions?

Dental extractions are most commonly performed in cases of extensive decay that can't be corrected with a root canal or when there is considerable risk of infection spreading to other teeth. It may also be used to correct overcrowding or when a tooth is badly damaged by trauma.

Do my wisdom teeth need to be pulled?

Not necessarily; some wisdom teeth come in straight and cause no issues at all. But in many cases, the mouth simply doesn't have enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt from the gums normally. In those cases, wisdom teeth can cause painful overcrowding and alignment problems or they may become impacted, growing in sideways and causing neighboring teeth to become weak or otherwise compromised. Sometimes, wisdom teeth are located so far back, they can be difficult to clean, making tooth decay and infection much more likely. In any of those cases, extraction can be a good solution.

Does extraction cause a lot of pain?

Thanks to today's pain-relieving techniques and products, extractions cause very little discomfort during or after your procedure. Any discomfort you do have can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Rayet accepts major insurance providers.

Aetna
Ameritas
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Employee Benefits
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Delta Dental
GEHA Health Plans
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
Lincoln Financial Group
MetLife
Premier Access