in Pembroke Pines, FL
Sometimes, despite all efforts to save your natural tooth, a dental extraction becomes necessary. Whether it is a single tooth extraction or multiple teeth extractions, Joy Dental Pines will take the utmost care with the procedure and make sure you are comfortable throughout it.
Why are extractions necessary?
Your own natural teeth may not be able to be saved in certain situations such as severely decayed teeth, broken teeth, or abscessed teeth. We make every effort to save them, but sometimes it is just better to extract the problem tooth to prevent further damage to your mouth or your other teeth. If you have wisdom teeth that are coming in and crowding your other teeth, there is a good chance they will have to be extracted as well.
What can I expect during an extraction?
Before we begin the procedure, we will answer any questions you may have. We will also go through the procedure step-by-step. If you have any anxiety, talk to the dentist. You may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. We will give you an anesthetic to reduce your discomfort. Your mouth will remain numb for a few hours after the extraction, but you will feel no pain during the extraction. Once the procedure is finished, you will be given instructions on how to clean the area, what foods to avoid and how long to expect until you are back to normal.
What happens once my tooth is extracted?
There are many very good options available to replace extracted teeth. Dental implants, dental crowns, dentures and partial dentures or a bridge will all fill the gaps left by your missing teeth. It is important not to leave those gaps unfilled because the rest of your teeth will shift, causing many other problems.