Getting a tooth pulled is unpleasant, but occasionally an extraction is required to prevent further health complications. For quick and professional extractions, see Yaron Tavory, DMD, PA and the highly qualified team at Tavory Family Dentistry in Boca Raton, Florida. When a tooth needs to be removed, you can head our way. Call the office or schedule a consultation online.
Permanent teeth are built to last a lifetime, but for many reasons, some teeth might not. For example, you might need to have a tooth extracted because it's too seriously broken to keep. Trauma, decay, and lifestyle may all contribute to the need for having a tooth pulled.
Your dentist may recommend an extraction if you're dealing with one of the following situations:
There are two types of extraction procedures: a simple extraction and a surgical extraction. Simple extractions are just like they sound. They're simple! Simple extractions are performed on teeth that can be seen in your mouth. In a simple extraction, your dentist at Tavory Family Dentistry loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator and gently removes it with dental forceps.
A surgical extraction is a bit more complicated. The tooth may be broken off close to the gumline or hasn't yet grown through the gum line, which is typical of wisdom teeth. In these situations, the dentist makes a small incision into the gum to access and remove the tooth. The tooth may need to be cut into pieces to be extracted. It may also be necessary to remove some of the bone around the affected tooth.
You receive a local anesthetic before a simple extraction or surgical extraction so you won’t feel any pain. If multiple teeth are being extracted at the same appointment, as is common with wisdom teeth extraction, your dentist may administer a general anesthetic. You sleep through the whole procedure with a general anesthetic.
It depends on your individual situation and how many teeth you had extracted, but the first stages of the healing process usually occur within one or two weeks. In the spaces where your teeth used to be, new gum tissue and bone grow. It's possible you could have trouble chewing or experience other pain and discomfort as you recover, depending on the extent of your dental surgery.
Since everyone's situation is unique, it’s best to contact Tavory Family Dentistry and book a consultation to find out about your options in addition to any important post-procedure treatments such as dental implants or crowns.
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