Tooth extractions may be necessary for severely damaged teeth that can not be treated with a root canal. A tooth extraction is usually the last resort for damaged, impacted, or severely decayed teeth. Our goal is to address dental concerns with conservative, effective methods in hopes of restoring good health back to your smile. Tooth extraction may be deemed necessary for a vast range of reasons. Some may include:
- The affected tooth is beyond repair
- Dental trauma
- A dental infection
- Make room for a permanent tooth to erupt
- Widespread tooth decay
- Issues with the wisdom teeth
- Bone loss due to gum disease
Keep in mind that only an experienced dentist will be able to determine if you are in need of a tooth extraction. When a tooth extraction is deemed necessary, your dentist will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including dental sedation options for your comfort. If the tooth needs to be replaced to maintain your oral health, we offer a range of tooth replacement options including dental implants.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal
For impacted wisdom teeth, tooth extraction may be recommended. Wisdom teeth may develop incorrectly, which may cause overcrowding, discomfort, or pain. Wisdom teeth may need to be removed if they are trapped beneath the gum tissue and bone, become impacted, partially erupt, or grow in sideways. In advanced cases, impacted wisdom teeth may even cause an infection that can spread to the bone. Wisdom teeth removal is usually performed on patients in their late teens and early twenties.
Typically, tooth extractions are completed in one visit to our Altamonte Springs, FL dental office. Tooth extractions are generally performed under local anesthetic. However, we also offer sedation dentistry options under certain circumstances.
Your dentist will carefully and gently remove the affected tooth. The extraction site is thoroughly cleaned and sutured to prevent infection and further damage.
A dental implant may be used to restore function and beauty back to your smile. Dental implants can mimic the natural tooth root, creating a stable foundation for your final restoration option.
Does It Hurt?
We take the appropriate measures to ensure patients are comfortable and safe through their treatment. Tooth extraction is performed under local anesthetic to numb the extraction site. Anxious patients may also benefit from sedation dentistry.
How Will I Know If I Need A Tooth Extraction?
Drs. Miller, Solberg, and Williams perform full comprehensive exam during your visit to determine if you need a tooth extraction. Common signs of wisdom tooth concerns can include:
- Pain or sensitivity
- Swelling of the gums or cheek
- Jaw pain or stiffness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a visit with one of our dentists so that we can make appropriate treatment recommendations. Call us at (407) 834-0330 or schedule an appointment online today.