Do you have a toothache?
If so, it could result from an infection in your mouth. Teeth are essential to your health and wellness because they help you chew food, speak clearly, and smile confidently. However, an extraction may be necessary when a tooth becomes infected or damaged by decay or injury beyond repair. Tooth extractions are recommended when a tooth can no longer be saved with other treatments such as root canal treatment to prevent infection from spreading. In addition, the permanent removal of the decayed or damaged tissues inside your mouth may involve manual forceps usage by an experienced dentist OR oral surgeon.
You can trust that our team will provide you with personalized care throughout every step of this process for optimal comfort during treatment at our office in Boynton Beach, FL! We’ll also give you comprehensive written instructions on how to take care of yourself after surgery to minimize any complications. Call us today if you have any questions about our work at Boynton Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry.
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It depends. It is a more serious procedure if the tooth is impacted and cannot be saved. However, even if a tooth can be saved, there is still the risk of infection if the surrounding gum tissue is not healthy.
Infection can spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis (a severe infection of the bone) or sepsis (a potentially deadly systemic infection). So any time there is an extraction, it is vital to ensure that the surrounding gum tissue is healthy and free of infection. Otherwise, there is a risk of serious complications.
You will be given local anesthesia to numb the area to begin your procedure. The dentist will then remove any excess tissue in the way so they can access your tooth with forceps.
Once they have removed the tooth, your dentist will perform any necessary post-procedure care. Some of these steps may include: suturing to close the gum tissue, administering antibiotics to prevent infection from setting in, and taking further steps as necessary.
Sometimes. It all depends on your needs and what the dentist thinks is best for you. If you are concerned about pain, it may be better to undergo anesthesia first. However, if there isn’t anything that you are particularly worried about, then local anesthesia will likely suffice!
Naturally, you should consult with a dental professional. This could be an oral surgeon in some cases, but it is most often your regular dentist who can do it.
Again, this all depends on what needs to be done for your unique situation. However, the average procedure only takes about 30 minutes, or less, to complete from start to finish.
You will likely experience some level of discomfort following your surgery. In addition, there are over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, which can help you on your road to recovery.
Don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Boynton Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 561-736-1700.
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