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Dental Extraction Procedure
People that are in grave need of dental care often avoid the dental office due to fear or inadequate finances. As time goes on, this, unfortunately, allows for manageable issues to grow substantially worse. When small problems are allowed to persist for a long period of time, dental extractions treatment may be necessary.
Miami’s Dr. Andres de Cardenas, and his staff of caring, concerned professionals want you to know that when you enter their office, you’re seen as more than a patient, you’re viewed as part of the family. Dr. de Cardenas wants everyone in his family to have their natural, healthy teeth, for as long as possible. However, some teeth are too damaged or decayed to be saved. Under these circumstances, Dr. de Cardenas recommends that the tooth or teeth be extracted.
What is a Dental Extraction?
The term extraction in dentistry refers to the surgical removal of a tooth, or multiple teeth, by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or dentist like Dr. de Cardenas. Extracting a tooth is ordinarily a straightforward procedure. Depending on your individual case, and the number of teeth that need to be removed, either a local or general anesthetic can be utilized.
The tooth is removed, and any bleeding or discomfort is managed, and then the recovery process will begin at home. Dr. de Cardenas provides an exact set of instructions on what to do during the typically brief recovery from a dental extraction procedure. As always, if there are any problems or concerns, Dr. de Cardenas and his staff are readily available to assist you.
Types of Dental Extraction Procedures:
- A Simple Tooth Removal: During a simple tooth extraction the dentist will loosen a visible tooth with an elevator and remove it using forceps. An elevator is used to break the periodontal ligament, which loosens the tooth allowing it to be extracted from its socket.
- A Surgical Tooth Removal: During a surgical extraction an incision is made into your gum by the oral surgeon. This is a more complex procedure that is usually needed when a tooth has broken at the gum line or has not protruded through the gum.
During your tooth extraction, you could expect to feel pressure but no pain. For a simple tooth removal you may be given a local anesthetic, and for a surgical tooth removal you will be given local anesthetic and may have anesthesia through a vein.
Why Can’t a Tooth be Saved?
Teeth are usually removed due to trauma, disease, or crowding. When a tooth is unable to be repaired through a filling, crown, or other dental augmentation due to an accident or extensive tooth decay, an extraction will likely be the recommendation as your only recourse. Teeth that aren’t supported by enough bone in the jaw and abscessed teeth are also viable candidates for dental extraction.
Care after Extraction
During the period after a dental extraction, it is critical to keep the area clean and sterile to prevent infection in the area of the removed tooth. In the 24 hours after a dental extraction, you should not use tobacco products, thoroughly rinse and clean your mouth, and clean any teeth near the extraction location.
Are You In Need of Tooth Extractions?
If you have a severely damaged or decaying tooth or several teeth that are broken or cannot function properly, Miami’s Dr. Andres de Cardenas invites you to schedule an appointment.
You can contact us using our convenient email form and we’ll get right back to you, or simply call us at (305) 251.3334. Talk to Dr. de Cardenas and learn more about how tooth extraction can help you move towards better dental health, better overall health, and even a more attractive smile. Come in, talk to Dr. de Cardenas. Experience the difference between being treated as a patient, and being a treated as a part of the family.