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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 long periods of time, dental extraction is likely 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 are seen as more than a patient, you are viewed as a part of the family. Dr. de Cardenas wants everyone in his family to possess their natural, healthy full mouth of 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 removal of a rooted tooth, or multiple teeth through surgery by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or dentist like Dr. de Cardenas. Extracting a tooth is ordinarily a straightforward procedure. However, some patients do need full mouth extraction to remedy a case of multiple teeth issues. Depending on your individual case, and the number of teeth that need to be removed, a local or general anesthetic can be utilized.
Once the tooth is removed, any bleeding or discomfort is managed, then the recovery process to heal will begin at home. Dr. de Cardenas provides an exact set of instruction on what to do after the full extraction of the tooth. The recovery from a dental extraction procedure is typically brief, ranging from a day or two up to a few weeks. 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, a full extraction is likely the recommendation as your only recourse. Teeth that aren’t supported by enough bone in the jaw, as well as abscessed teeth, are prime candidates for dental extraction.
Care after Extraction
During the period after a full 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 clan 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 and cannot function properly, Miami’s Dr. Andres de Cardenas invites you to schedule an appointment.
For more information on your options in dental care, full mouth extraction, or even a denture, contact our team today. Dr. de Cardenas can educate you on tooth extraction and help you move towards better dental health, better overall health, and a more attractive smile. Come in, talk to Dr. de Cardenas, and experience the difference between being treated as a patient, and being treated as a member of the family.