What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction
Many teens and some adults will undergo tooth extractions in Miami to remove their wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, they may also suffer from other dental issues that make tooth extraction necessary well into adulthood.
Excessive tooth decay, infection, and dental crowing represent dental issues requiring dental extractions. Individuals undergoing treatment for braces may need to remove one or tooth teeth to provide room for other teeth as they begin to shift into place.
Individuals undergoing chemotherapy or are preparing for an organ transplant might also need compromised teeth removed to keep a mouth healthy.
Tooth extractions in Miami are performed by our expert dentist Dr. Andres de Cardenas, in a relatively quick outpatient procedure. While removing visible teeth remains a straightforward, simple process, extractions in Miami involving broken teeth, those below the surface, and impact teeth require a significantly more involved treatment.
What is the Procedure for Tooth Extraction in Miami with Dr. de Cardenas?
Every tooth extraction is either surgical or straightforward. This determination will depend on whether a patient’s tooth is visible or impacted.
Patients typically receive a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth for treatment. Most patients only feel pressure, not pain, during the procedure. A dental professional can then apply an instrument called an elevator to loosen a tooth before removing it with forceps.
Surgical extractions in Miami can involve general and intravenous anesthesia in addition to local anesthesia. Anesthesia administration will depend on a patient’s prior or existing medical conditions.
Surgical extractions additionally involve a dentist or oral surgeon cutting into the gum with a small incision to extract a tooth. In some instances, dental specialists will also need to remove bone around a tooth or cut into the tooth to enable an efficient extraction.
When Are Tooth Extractions in Miami Necessary?
People have two sets of teeth throughout their life, milk teeth and permanent teeth. Milk teeth represent the first set of teeth our bodies produce. These typically fall out during childhood, replaced by a permanent set of teeth for the duration of an individual’s life. Some reasons necessitating tooth extractions in Miami of permanent teeth include:
Tooth Damage and Decay
Patients may neglect proper dental hygiene that ultimately results in tooth decay. Diets high in sugar may exacerbate dental problems as well. Sugar left on teeth decomposes and turns into acid that begins to eat away at a tooth’s enamel.
As the decay eats away at a tooth, bacteria thrive. Bacteria may inevitably reach the pulp of a tooth and cause an infection. This decay becomes so severe that a dentist can no longer save a tooth in some instances.
Repairing Impacted Teeth
Teeth emergence may become blocked by other teeth. Gums may also not fully erupt, impeding tooth emergence. This scenario is common in the case of wisdom teeth.
Tooth extractions in Miami prevent overcrowding and damage to other teeth while lowering the risk of infection.
Periodontal disease is an infection that negatively impacts the gums, ligaments, and bone surrounding teeth. In its earliest stages, we refer to this condition as gingivitis. However, a more severe variety can affect ligament and alveolar bone.
Periodontal disease remains the result of plaque development that may form after a few hours of eating without brushing teeth. Furthermore, the condition can lead to loosening teeth that eventually fall out of the mouth. Dental extraction serves as a viable solution to this problem.
Dental Repair After an Accident
Accidents may damage teeth, and a dentist’s primary goal is to preserve the remaining teeth. Specialists may bond existing teeth with bridges or dental veneers. Unfortunately, emergency tooth extraction cannot be avoided in more severe cases.
Extractions in Miami | Dr. Andres de Cardenas
Dr. Andres de Cardenas and his professional staff take the time to provide patients with a careful analysis of their teeth to ensure the best possible treatment option remains available. In many instances, patients have other options aside from tooth extractions in Miami.
Our team aims to preserve existing teeth and utilize extractions when necessary. However, when the situation remains unavoidable, Dr. Andres de Cardenas treats patients with a gentle touch in a painless, comfortable experience.
Dr. de Cardenas and his team treat patients like a member of our family from the moment they enter our doors. To learn more about dental extractions and potential solutions for various dental problems, reach out to our caring and concerned staff today.