Tooth extraction is one of the more anxiety-inducing dental
treatments. It seems like an extreme solution to a problem, but the fact
remains that it is a fairly common procedure. Still, many people know very
little about the treatment or when it is appropriate. To learn more visit Dr.
Bradley Ross, your periodontist in Miami FL
Reasons for Tooth
There are many reasons a tooth may need to be extracted.
Some of them are concrete, such as for alignment reasons. Other times, a tooth
is simply decayed to a point where it cannot be saved by other methods. While
tooth extraction is a common procedure, it is still treated as a last resort.
If you are told that a tooth needs to be extracted, it is very likely that
rebuilding it or strengthening it will no longer work. Common reasons a tooth
extraction may be necessary include:
Irreversible tooth decay
Supernumerary teeth (extra teeth in the way)
The best way to know if one of your teeth needs to be
extracted is to visit a periodontist.
If a tooth needs to be extracted, it can either be done
through a simple or surgical procedure. Surgical extraction is only necessary
if the damaged area is below the gumline. As the name implies, simple
extraction is not a very complicated procedure, but surgical extraction
requires cutting into the gums. Both kinds require anesthesia, but a simple
extraction will likely only use a local anesthesia.
Extraction is an
intimidating procedure, but a very important one. If extraction is necessary,
but not performed, severe pain is likely to follow. Ignoring the problem is not
an option. Come see Dr. Ross, your periodontal
specialist in Miami, FL
, to learn if extraction is the right treatment for
your dental issue. We provide advanced periodontal services in a relaxed and
comfortable environment. Make your appointment with us today by calling
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