Tooth Extractions in Coral Springs, FL

As far as possible, a dentist will provide treatments that can help save their patient’s natural teeth rather than replace them with prosthetics. But sometimes extractions are unavoidable to protect the adjacent natural teeth and the jaw. At Optimum Dentistry, Dr. David Santana will recommend a tooth extraction only if he sees no other option. He will examine your teeth and discuss all the options with you before making a decision.

What is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is the process of removing the entire tooth from the bone socket. There is no dental matter left behind as our dentist clears the whole site completely.

What is Tooth Extraction Used For?

This treatment is often the last resort because experienced dentists will first attempt to salvage the tooth as much as possible. As long as the root is intact and healthy, extraction isn’t necessary. Here’s a look at the reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Excessive Damage – If the tooth is too damaged and the root is thoroughly compromised, the dentist will need to extract it.
  • Loose Tooth – If the tooth is loose and can’t be saved even with bone grafting, you will need to extract it.
  • Baby Teeth – If baby teeth don’t fall off and the permanent teeth are becoming impacted because of it, the patient might need a tooth extraction.
  • Wisdom Teeth – Wisdom teeth have very little room to emerge fully, which is why they often become impacted. An extraction is necessary in such cases.
  • Braces – Sometimes the dentist will recommend extraction if there’s no room for your teeth to move into the desired position.
  • Organ Transplants – Dentists will extract infected teeth of organ transplant patients to reduce the chances of infection and organ rejection.

Most patients fear tooth extraction because they consider it a painful process. Our dentist will take every precaution to ensure you are comfortable and the procedure is as pain-free as possible.

Types of Extractions

There are two types of extractions-simple and surgical. The former is possible if the tooth is intact and there’s enough surface area for the dentist to grip it with forceps. If the tooth is broken near the gum line or hasn’t fully emerged, there wouldn’t be enough room for the forceps to get a good grip. In this case, Dr. Santana will perform a surgical extraction.

If you want to know more about tooth extractions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Optimum Dentistry in Coral Springs, FL today!

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