We Offer Comortable Dental Extractions

Do you need a tooth removed? Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry offers extractions that are comfortable and efficient.

Don’t live with tooth pain or an infection.


Tooth loss is very prevalent in America. It is estimated that 3 out of every 4 people is missing at least one tooth, with one out of five people missing all of their teeth.

When you are missing multiple teeth, your situation can start to feel hopeless; however, you should know that there are excellent solutions for restoring even an entire arch of missing teeth, and Ocean Smiles can help!

Why Do I Need an Extraction?

There are a few common situations that may necessitate the need for an extraction. They are:

  • Tooth loss due to periodontal disease – This condition is an infection of the bone and soft tissues that support your teeth, and it is the number one cause of tooth loss in American adults.
  • Wisdom teeth – also known as third molars, wisdom teeth may cause crowding or infection due to impaction, and it is typically recommended that they be removed.
  • Orthodontic treatment – patients who suffer from crowding or overlapping of their teeth may benefit from having certain teeth extracted prior to orthodontic treatment. In some cases, tooth removal will help the treatment proceed more effectively and efficiently.
  • Heavy damage or decay – A tooth that is decayed, infected, or damaged beyond repair or preservation with a root canal.

Will My Extraction Hurt?

Your comfort and well being are a top priority to your team at Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry. Dr. Chen is highly skilled, and he uses top-of-the-line dental anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your procedure.

Most patients are surprised that an extraction is a much easier process than they thought.

What Is the Recovery Process?

Our team is also here to guide you through your recovery process, and Dr. Chen will provide a prescription with any necessary medications for your discomfort. It is normal to feel tenderness in the first days after your extraction, and you should plan to rest immediately after your procedure.

You can take the pain medication as needed and contact us if you experience any excessive pain or swelling after the first few days of your recovery. Most patients are able to go back to work and resume normal activities 1 to 2 days after their extraction.

Contact Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry

If you need a tooth removed, don’t delay your treatment as this can lead to bigger issues for your oral health, such as infection or damage to other teeth. Instead, contact Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry and let us show you how simple and comfortable this process can be.

Give us a call today to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen.

Meet Our Doctor:

Dr. Steven Chen

Dr. Steven, as patients like to call him, was born in Taiwan and moved to Los Angeles at an early age.  Following in the footsteps of his father, who is an experienced prosthodontist practicing in Taipei, he is ecstatic to implement the skills he has mastered throughout his career in his own practice.  

In addition, Dr. Steven spends countless hours in continuing education every year to further hone his clinical skills. He prides himself in his conservative approach to dentistry and his emphasis on proper maintenance to ensure oral disease …

Scheduling your appointment is convenient and easy

Camilla B.

If you are looking for a great dentist in Monterey Park, Montebello, or East Los Angeles check out Dr. Chen. I have had check-ups, cleanings, root canals, and bridge work. I can confidently recommend the staff here. The dental work is first rate, and the work is done in a reasonable amount of time. I need evening hours or Saturdays and have always been able to get an appointment quickly. The most important thing to me is that Dr. Chen is a GENTLE, fast working dentist. My mom is 91, and he is GENTLE enough for her!

Ocean Smiles Family Dentistry

5453 East Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone (323) 723-8249
Fax (323) 721-9132


Mon  9:00AM    – 6:00PM
Tue   10:30AM –  7:00PM
Wed  10:30AM  – 7:00PM
Thu   9:00AM    – 6:00PM
Fri     9:00AM    – 6:00PM
Sat    By Appointment Only

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