When faced with the possibility of extraction, the idea can be daunting. However, modern tooth extraction is very straightforward. Your Winter Park dentist makes sure the area is completely numb before beginning work. And for those who need more reassurance, ask Dr. Bryant Anderson about our sedation dentistry options.
Aside from sedation, Dr. Anderson always employs a calming touch, using instruments to lift the tooth away gently—don’t think of it as having a tooth “pulled.”
Of course, we always try to save a tooth when we can, but if you must lose a tooth to decay or trauma, we offer a variety of tooth replacement options to restore your bite function and your smile appearance. And during the extraction process, we are with you every step of the way. It is always our goal to keep you comfortable during all dental treatments.
Reasons You Might Need Tooth Extraction
Decay and Trauma
Severe decay that leads to breakage below the gum line and trauma that threatens the stability of your tooth means you may benefit from a tooth extraction.
In this case, we offer a variety of tooth-replacement options, including dental implants and bridges. Dr. Anderson can also provide bone grafting treatment to keep your jawbone viable for future tooth replacement. This is a vital step because your jawbone loses viability without a supporting tooth root, and your remaining teeth will migrate toward smile gaps, which can throw off your bite. Dr. Anderson also treats with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) because it relies on your own blood to promote healing and bone growth.
If your teeth are twisted and overlapping, your jaw may not be large enough to support a full row of teeth. In this case, extraction before clear braces is a pre-treatment that leads to a better outcome. Your missing tooth does not create a smile gap but instead helps your orthodontic treatment to give you straight teeth that fit your jaw.
Wisdom tooth removal in Winter Park is designed to ease your pain and prevent infection when these teeth encroach on your needed teeth or fail to erupt fully. Yes, it’s true! You do not need your wisdom teeth to enjoy a fully functioning smile. And in many cases, your wisdom teeth threaten your oral health and well-being.
Sedation Dentistry in Winter Park
We always want you to feel comfortable when under our care, which is why we offer sedation dentistry. Options include nitrous oxide for relaxation and oral sedation for easy care that you’re likely not to remember. Dr. Bryant Anderson may suggest one or the other—or even a combination of therapies.
Your dentist will provide specific instructions following your extraction, but as a rule, you should avoid drinking through a straw or smoking for at least one day following tooth removal.
For a few days after your tooth extraction, you may also notice some mild soreness and swelling. These issues are easily treatable with over-the-counter medications.
For Tooth Extractions in Winter Park, FL, Contact Our Team
If you have troublesome wisdom teeth erupting at the back of your mouth, or a severely damaged tooth, we want to help restore your wellness and your well-being.
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