Unfortunately, the occasion does happen that a tooth breaks, fractures, or has a cavity that has been left untreated. This can be extremely painful. Emergency dentistry is a treatment that is meant to relieve pain and suffering. Dr. Rajpal believes that everyone should protect their teeth, especially when playing active sports. Dr. Rajpal advises patients to wear mouthguards while participating in exercise, but understands that accidents can and do happen during everyday activities. Teeth prove to be very durable and take a lot of daily stress. However, unforeseen circumstances can cause a situation where a tooth would need to be treated urgently.
When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, a tooth is rendered unrestorable. In this case, it may be necessary to pull or extract the tooth from the patient’s mouth. While Dr. Rajpal has a very high success rate in tooth restoration through endodontics and other treatments, sometimes she decides that tooth extraction is necessary, and uses cutting-edge dental technology to do so.
Many of Dr. Rajpals patients have memories of painful tooth extraction from their childhood or past. In fact, tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before. Dr. Rajpal uses the most effective anesthetics and sedatives to make the process easy and minimize discomfort. In many cases, a patient who has a tooth pulled experiences little or no discomfort, and only minor bleeding. Patient’s of Dr. Rajpal often have a positive outlook on their tooth extraction experience, and feel little pain and recover quickly. Dr. Rajpal does encourage good oral hygiene and protecting your teeth during exercise in order to avoid an extraction.
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If you have a dental emergency, call Dr. Rajpal at (310) 273-1199 for a consultation and take care of your oral health.