Oviedo Tooth Extractions
Teeth Removal in Oviedo, FL
Oviedo Family & Cosmetic Dentistry combines caring service and the latest technology to provide necessary tooth extractions and related procedures.
Tooth extraction involves the complete removal of a tooth from a socket inside the jaw. For many individuals facing a tooth extraction, the upcoming treatment may cause a great deal of anxiety and fear. However, our entire team is on your side when it comes to comfort and care during the procedure, and our dentists will only suggest an extraction if it is absolutely necessary.
When Tooth Removal Is Needed
Teeth that are damaged by decay, cracked, or broken can often be fixed by a filling or other standard dental procedures. When tooth damage is too severe to repair by other methods, extraction becomes necessary. Teeth extraction may be necessary when an individual has:
- Facial trauma or injury
- Severe tooth decay
- Temporary (or baby teeth) that do not fall out
- Wisdom teeth that require removal
- Overcrowding of teeth or insufficient room in the mouth
Getting Ready for Tooth Extraction
After reviewing your X-rays and medical history, your dentist will provide you with treatment instructions that, in some cases, may require a referral to an oral surgeon.
For simple extractions that can be performed by your dentist, we apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth before the procedure. More complicated extractions performed by an oral surgeon may use intravenous (IV) anesthesia such as conscious (or twilight) sedation or general anesthesia.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
There are two main types of tooth extraction procedures. These are:
Our dentists will perform simple extractions in the office. Before your procedure, local anesthesia is applied to numb the gum line and tooth. The gum tissue around the tooth is loosened before the tooth is removed with dental forceps.
Oral surgeons perform surgical extractions in more complex cases. During a surgical extraction, your doctor will make a small incision in the gum before removing the tooth. If the tooth is impacted, the surrounding tissue may require removal before extraction.
Mild bleeding may occur after extraction. You can easily control it by holding gauze on the affected area for 30-40 minutes until the bleeding stops.
Most patients will experience mild pain and discomfort immediately following an extraction, so post-removal care may involve the application of an ice pack to reduce swelling and a prescribed pain killer. Pain and discomfort usually subside within a few days, upwards of a week or more.
After extraction, your doctor will provide detailed aftercare instructions. Following preliminary and aftercare instructions carefully will increase your chances of an uncomplicated dental procedure and quick recovery.
With over 25 years of experience in advanced surgical treatments, our team of doctors can provide tooth extractions, correct your gum line, and preserve extraction sites for additional procedures such as placing implants.
If you would like to know more about tooth removal, our other related dental services, or would like to schedule an initial consultation with Oviedo Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, please contact one of our team members at (407) 366-3799.