Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary if you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth or have overcrowding. Michael Godoy, DMD, Rodolfo A. Olmos, DDS, and the team at Hallmark Dental in Kissimmee, Florida, perform extractions with great care and comfort. They understand the anxiety you may feel when you need a tooth extraction and work hard to make you feel at ease. To schedule a consultation with the skilled, kind, and experienced team, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Extractions are a dental procedure that removes the entire tooth from its socket. Hallmark Dental performs two types of extractions:
During simple dental extractions, your dentist removes the tooth from above the gum using a traditional dental elevator and forceps.
Surgical dental extractions, also called open extractions, are procedures where the dentist uses surgery to remove the tooth. Sometimes the tooth is removed in pieces.
Your dentist at Hallmark Dental discusses the type of extraction you need at your dental visit.
Your dentist at Hallmark Dental may recommend an extraction if other restorative dental treatments, such as a filling or root canal, aren’t enough to save your tooth. Some of the conditions that might need extractions include:
The dentists at Hallmark Dental do everything possible to save your tooth and only perform extractions when absolutely necessary.
The specifics of your tooth extraction at Hallmark Dental depend on why you need the procedure. Your dentist discusses how they plan on removing your tooth at your visit, so you know what to expect.
The team makes every dental experience as painless as possible. They numb your extraction area with a local anesthetic and may provide a sedative to help you relax. Using special dental instruments, they gently loosen and remove the tooth from your mouth.
In some cases, they may need to cut through the gum to access the tooth to extract it.
Your dentist at Hallmark Dental gives you specific instructions on how to care for your wound and teeth after your extraction. You need to keep your extraction site clean and take all medications as prescribed.
You also need to eat soft foods for a few days and not drink any liquids through a straw. Drinking through a straw disrupts the healing process and may lead to a dry socket, which is when the blood clot that forms over the socket gets dislodged, causing pain.
The team also talks to you about your next steps for replacing your extracted tooth, such as a dental implant or a bridge.
For compassionate dental care for your tooth extraction, call Hallmark Dental or schedule a consultation online today.