Tooth Extractions – Coral Springs, FL
Creating a Healthy Foundation for Your Smile
At Kulick Dental Group, we understand that there’s no replacement quite like your natural, home-grown pearly whites. That’s why we do everything we can to save them if they’re damaged. However, in some cases, where the damage is severe and can’t be treated, we may suggest extracting it to save surrounding teeth and preserve your oral health. Fortunately, we offer several different tooth replacement solutions that can help restore your grin.
Why Choose Kulick Dental Group for Tooth Extractions?
- Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
- In-House Dental Laboratory
- Sedation Dentistry Available
Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary
Some of the reasons why we may suggest extracting a tooth include:
- Severe dental decay that can’t be treated with a filling.
- A tooth treated with a root canal that didn’t get rid of the infection.
- A tooth has been severely damaged due to trauma.
- Gum disease has caused recession that has resulted in a permanent tooth becoming loose.
- Your mouth is overcrowded, keeping you from getting ideal results from orthodontic treatment.
- Wisdom teeth pose a threat to your oral health.
In many cases, our team will highly recommend getting a tooth replacement sooner rather than later after they’ve undergone an extraction, that way they can avoid the complications that often come with tooth loss.
The Process of Removing a Tooth
The tooth extraction procedure is typically straightforward. For a simple or regular removal, our team will simply begin by administering a local anesthetic to completely numb the area we’ll be working around. This means you shouldn’t expect any pain during your procedure, other than some mild pressure. We might even provide sedation dentistry for optimal relaxation.
After verifying that you’re safe and comfortable, we’ll use an instrument known as an elevator that is designed to lift the tooth out of the socket. Then, your dentist will clasp the tooth with special forceps and carefully rock it side to side until it breaks away from the ligaments holding it in position. Finally, we’ll place clean gauze in your mouth to control any bleeding. Of course, you’ll be provided with at-home aftercare instructions and we’ll develop a treatment plan for a tooth replacement during your follow-up appointments.
Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Our team will give you specific aftercare guidelines before and after your treatment that will help you recover in the most efficient way possible. These instructions typically involve:
- Taking prescribed/over-the-counter pain relievers to minimize discomfort
- Keeping your head elevated, even during rest, to reduce blood flow to the surgical site
- Waiting 24 hours after your surgery before rinsing your mouth with warm salt water
- Eating softer foods until you’ve healed completely
- Avoiding using a straw, drinking alcohol, or smoking
- Refraining from strenuous exercise
- Planning to replace the missing tooth to avoid issues with tooth loss, such as dental shifting, jawbone deterioration, or further tooth loss