Tooth Extraction

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TOOTH EXTRACTION

Caring for your dental needs

Tooth extractions are usually our last resort in dentistry. As your dental care partner, our goal is to keep the natural tooth intact. However, we may recommend dental extractions for valid reasons such as pervasive tooth decay, impacted wisdom tooth, or when there’s a need to create space for orthodontic devices.

Dentistry of Orlando’s dentists and dental assistants provide professional tooth extraction services with care. We make sure to make the process as minimally painful as possible and give you a comfortable and smooth tooth removal procedure. You will be guided every step of the way to make sure you get the appropriate care before, during, and after tooth extraction.

Do you think you need a tooth extraction? Consult Dr. Marc Chapkis today.

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WHEN SHOULD WE RESORT TO TOOTH EXTRACTION

Do you need tooth extractions?

Although a common procedure, tooth extractions are always our last resort. As compassionate dental professionals, we always make it our goal to save your teeth. Here are instances where we recommend removing a tooth:
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Deep decay

This is the most common reason for a tooth removal. When decay affects both the pulp and the surface of the tooth, we no longer recommend root canal therapy but instead, tooth extraction.

Extra tooth

Some baby teeth don’t shed, or wisdom teeth grow, and so they take up space on the arch, which causes nearby teeth to twist. We remove the tooth to properly realign teeth, especially prior to braces.

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Periodontal diseases

Periodontal or gum diseases cause bone and gum recession. When these two are severely eroded, they can no longer hold the tooth securely, so there’s little chance of restoring the natural tooth.

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Fractured teeth

Many injured teeth can still be saved unless it becomes fractured, making repair impossible. We then remove the tooth and opt for prosthetic replacement.

TOOTH EXTRACTION PROCEDURE

What to expect when removing your teeth

Tooth extraction procedures can be simple or complex. Simple extractions are performed on fully emerged teeth, while complex extractions may require an incision to remove inaccessible or invisible teeth. Regardless, at Dentistry of Orlando, we make sure that we perform it with exactness and provide you with a comfortable experience. The procedure is broken into three steps:

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Preparation

Before tooth removal, your dentist will first review your medical and dental history and take appropriate X-rays. Once he has information on the length, shape, and position, he determines the best way to remove the tooth. For simple extractions, he injects a local anesthetic to numb the area. For a more complicated removal, intravenous anesthesia will be administered.
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Once the area is numb, your dentist will start loosening the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Surgical extractions may require a few more steps, such as breaking of the gum line to expose the tooth to be removed. This is done by making a small incision into your gum. Sometimes, the tooth may need to be split into several pieces to remove it completely.
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Aftercare

Following the procedure, the dentist will place a dry, sterile gauze to limit bleeding. Minimal bleeding is expected for the next hour, but your dentist will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to keep the area clean and prevent any infection. To alleviate pain or any discomfort, you may also be prescribed painkillers, or you can apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.
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Frequently asked questions

Most people may not need their wisdom teeth extracted. During your consultation with Dr. Chapkis, he will evaluate your wisdom teeth and see if they need removal. If a wisdom tooth is painful or doesn’t develop properly, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction.

Tooth extraction may cause mild discomfort. Our dentist and dental assistants at Dentistry of Orlando are experts in local anesthetics, so you won’t feel pain during the removal. If you feel nervous, feel free to talk to us. We’ll do our best to make the procedure as seamless and comfortable as possible.

If the tooth extraction leaves a space between your teeth, we recommend replacement to ensure a healthy bite and a cosmetic smile. Otherwise, leaving the space empty may lead to other problems. Your dentists will discuss your options, such as implants or dentures.

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Severe tooth decay? Complicated wisdom tooth? Consult Dr. Marc Chapkis for a possible tooth removal.