Your natural teeth are designed to last long, and it is no one’s desire to have a tooth pulled out. However, sometimes an extraction can be the only option available to prevent a more severe problem. It involves removing one or more teeth due to critical issues such as illness, decay, and trauma.
In Pembroke Pines extractions that exceed your expectations are done by Dr. Nadja A. Horst, DMD at 601 Dental Studio PA. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Horst uses a patient-focused approach to give you a unique extraction experience.
The decision to have a tooth extraction can only be arrived at after thorough examination, and only when other treatments are found inadequate to solve it. The following are some of the conditions that can demand a tooth to be removed.
Severe Periodontal Disease. Gum disease or infection may demand a tooth extraction. You can prevent this through regular cleanings, flossing, and brushing.
Traumatic Damage. Collisions can cause irreparable damage to your tooth, leaving you without many other options besides a tooth extraction.
Mouth Overcrowding. This is a case where non-essential teeth may grow out of alignment, causing overcrowding. Tooth extraction is, therefore, necessary to reduce congestion.
Severe Tooth Infection. Your tooth can acquire a severe infection that root canal therapy or even antibiotic medications are not able to save. An extraction can be recommended to prevent more harm.
Before the extraction, Dr. Horst explains the procedures so you know what you can expect. It is done comfortably at the office and can be followed by other necessary dental services such as implants.
The procedure is painless as a local or a general anesthetic is used. Extraction can be complicated or straightforward. In a simple tooth removal procedure, small forceps are used to clasp the tooth, gently wiggle it, and remove it when loose.
Some conditions can be complicated and require the tooth to be removed in pieces or demand a cut into your gum to lift the tooth out. Bleeding is stopped by using a gauze pad. Antibiotics can be used to prevent infections in the extraction area.
What to expect after an extraction.
Depending on the invasiveness of the procedure, you can experience discomfort that is manageable by over-the-counter medications. Swelling can also occur but can be reduced through icing. Dr. Horst may recommend diet changes for a few days as chewing difficulties and general pain can be experienced after the procedure. A follow up can also be done to ensure your teeth and gums are not affected during the extraction. More recommendations to maintain healthy teeth and gums can include good oral hygiene habits.
A separate appointment can be essential to discuss any further procedures, such as dental implants. Exceptional results can be guaranteed as Dr. Horst has an extensive education background and comprehensive training on cosmetic, preventive, and restorative dentistry.
The healing process is dependent on your specific circumstances and the number of teeth extracted. If there are no further procedures, the gum tissue regenerates within one to two weeks. You can improve healing by adhering to the specific recovery instructions given.
Contact with 601 Dental Studio for a consultation to learn about your procedural options for tooth extraction and to determine if you are a candidate.