Miami Tooth Extractions
Tooth loss does not have to mean the loss of your smile or your self-confidence. Protect your oral health with expert dental care from Dental Avenu.
Tooth extractions often provoke anxiety or panic in patients facing tooth loss. As a result, many patients delay treatment even though it might put them at risk for further damage to their gums, jaw, and neighboring teeth. At Dental Avenu of Miami, FL, we do everything possible to make the process gentle, safe, and cost-effective.
Why Do People Need Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extractions are necessary for many reasons for patients from all walks of life. Common reasons to remove a tooth include:
- Trauma due to car crashes, sports injuries, or other emergencies
- Disorders and drug side-effects that attack tooth enamel
- Advanced tooth decay or periodontal disease
- Impacted teeth or teeth that did not grow in properly
Don’t think of tooth extraction as losing a tooth. Instead, think of tooth extraction as the first step in regaining control of your dental health. An injured or infected tooth will continue to cause you problems until you and your dentist fix it.
What to Do During and After Your Tooth Extraction
If your dentist recommends tooth extraction and you decide to remove a tooth or several teeth, you will need to prepare for surgery. Your dentist might take new x-rays of your teeth to help plan the surgery. In addition, you will probably have to make changes before surgery, such as stopping certain medications.
During surgery, your dentist will numb the area around the tooth with Novocain or a similar local anesthetic. Then, the dentist will use surgical instruments to remove the tooth.
You might feel a pulling sensation and hear a crunching sound. In more complex surgical extraction procedures, the dentist or oral surgeon may have to cut into the during the extraction or insert bone grafts to stabilize the jaw.
After surgery, follow your dentist’s instructions for care of the tooth socket. You will need to keep the area clean and clear of food particles to avoid infection. You should be able to brush and floss after the extraction, as long as you are careful around the extraction site.
Recovery can be as quick as a few days for simple extractions or longer for more complex procedures or extractions of multiple teeth.
Following the procedure, it is crucial to avoid drinking with a straw because it increases the risk of dislodging the protective clot that forms over the socket. Exposing the socket could lead to a painful condition called dry socket.
Book an Appointment Today at Dental Avenu
Don’t let a toothache or damaged tooth develop into a more serious condition. When you’re ready to remove the tooth or teeth that bother you, call Dental Avenu. You can talk to our compassionate and experienced doctors about your options, including tooth extraction.
We understand tooth extractions, and we look forward to helping you through the process every step of the way. Call Dental Avenu at 786-703-4978 to learn more about the oral health benefits of dental extractions in Miami, FL.
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