Tooth Extractions in Orlando, FL

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Overview

While experienced general dentist Dr. Patricia Roach makes every effort to preserve and save your natural teeth, there are cases where a tooth or teeth may need to be extracted. A simple extraction removes a tooth that is visible above the gumline and is generally used for a tooth that is damaged or decayed beyond repair. A surgical extraction removes a tooth that has not erupted above the gumline or that must be sectioned into pieces to be taken out of the jaw. Surgical extractions are most commonly performed to remove wisdom teeth and impacted teeth that do not have enough room to fit into your smile. Regardless of the reason for needing a tooth extraction, our caring, experienced team at Orlando Advanced Dentists will cater to your comfort and treat you with the best care. Dr. Roach uses a gentle and effective numbing technique and offers anxiolytic sedation to help you remain comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. If you or your loved one needs to have a tooth extracted, contact our Lake Mary, FL team for more information or to schedule an examination with Dr. Roach.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery focuses on enhancing oral health through surgical procedures involving the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Tooth extractions are types of oral surgery procedures performed by Dr. Roach from the comfort of our comprehensive dental practice. When planning your oral surgery procedure, Dr. Roach employs state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques that allow her to clearly visualize your oral anatomy and plan the best course of treatment for your care. She uses her advanced experience, training, and expertise to expertly perform oral surgical procedures for patients of all ages in the most conservative manner possible. With a gentle touch combined with superior skills, Dr. Roach completes tooth extractions with minimal impact on surrounding teeth, bone, and other oral structures. In some cases, she may complete bone grafting surgery immediately following a tooth extraction to fortify the jawbone for future dental health needs. Dr. Roach may also surgically place dental implants to replace extracted teeth and restore the smile.

Best Candidates

Tooth extractions may be the appropriate course of treatment in a number of scenarios. If your tooth has been broken or damaged from decay, Dr. Roach will make every effort to repair it with a crown, filling, or other restoration. However, a tooth may be too damaged or infected and need to be extracted to preserve your oral health and jaw. In some cases, gum disease may cause the loss of bone, leaving an inadequate support system for a tooth or teeth and leading to the need for an extraction. You or a family member might also need a simple or surgical extraction to remove teeth that do not fit in the mouth, including third molars (commonly known as wisdom teeth), which often require extraction around the ages of 17 – 21. In older children, baby teeth that have not fallen out naturally may need to be pulled so they do not block the eruption of the permanent teeth. If you are getting braces or considering Invisalign®, you may need a simple extraction to make room for other teeth as they move into their proper position.

What To Expect

Extractions are performed in our office using local anesthesia to numb the gums, bone, and nerves within the treatment area. Oral-conscious sedation may be used, depending on the extent of the procedure and to help keep you relaxed if you have any dental anxieties. When you are ready, Dr. Roach will begin the extraction procedure. In a simple extraction, Dr. Roach will loosen the tooth with a special device known as an elevator and then gently extract the tooth from its socket. A surgical extraction involves making incisions in your gums to reach the tooth. If needed, the tooth could be broken into smaller pieces so it can be removed more easily and with less impact on surrounding oral structures. Once the tooth is extracted, Dr. Roach will suture any incisions made in the gums. She may prescribe antibiotics to be taken following the oral surgery procedure in the event you have a current infection or if you have other specific medical conditions.

Recovery

Depending on the sedation used during your extraction, you may need to have a friend or family member drive you home. While your mouth heals, you should avoid smoking, spitting, and using straws. Your recovery process will depend on the method of your tooth extraction, but most patients should eat soft, cool food for the first few days after the procedure. Dr. Roach will talk to you about what to expect during your recovery and how to best take care of your mouth. Your extraction site and jaw will likely be swollen after the extraction so Dr. Roach recommends cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication. In some cases, Dr. Roach may write you a prescription for pain medication, depending on your needs. Along with any suggested follow-up visits, you should continue to schedule appointments at Orlando Advanced Dentists for dental cleanings and exams so that Dr. Roach can monitor your ongoing oral health after an extraction.

Simple and Surgical Extraction

When you have a tooth that is damaged beyond repair or lack the space for the full eruption of certain teeth, a dental extraction at Orlando Advanced Dentists can assist in improving your oral health. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Roach at our modern office in Orlando, FL to learn more about our oral surgery procedures for simple and surgical tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth removal. If you have dental anxieties or fears, ask about our sedation solutions to help keep you calm and relaxed and able to enjoy a positive procedure.

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