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Tooth Extraction

In case of an infection or absces you may need tooth extraction.


Pain and swelling are usually signs of an infection or abscess.

If the condition is too severe, if it is caused by a root fracture or a serious decay of a tooth which is irreparable the dentist will most likely suggest a tooth extraction. This is an emergency procedure and is performed as an operation of last resort. Tooth extractions are in some cases necessary and are an essential part of every dental practice.

It will take about a week to recover from a tooth extraction. During that time, you may experience some pain around the area of the surgery. Antibiotics might be required for proper healing.
By the end of 24 hours, you should be able to eat solid foods. You can expect the pain to gradually subside over a week.

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Our Medical Specialists

Our goal is to ensure the most pleasant dental experience possible for our patients.

Dr. Lilly Koeff
Lilly T. Koeff, DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Lilly Koeff received her dental degree in 1985.

A fourth-generation dentist, Dr. Koeff is a member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Western Los Angeles Dental Society.