Tooth extraction is considered the last resort, but it may be necessary to restore health and balance to your smile. Patients may need a tooth extraction for these reasons:
- Impacted wisdom teeth: when wisdom teeth do not entirely erupt out of the gum line, they are considered impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause pain, swelling, or discomfort in the mouth. In addition, it can affect the alignment of your existing teeth.
- Overcrowded teeth: Overcrowd teeth can affect the alignment of your existing teeth. It can cause the teeth to shift, which may result in pain or discomfort in the mouth. We may recommend the tooth extraction to alleviate pressure on the existing teeth.
- Severe damage or decay: If a tooth has experienced extensive decay or damage and a root canal procedure is not enough, we may recommend a tooth extraction.
Trinity, FL dentist Dr. Gianni Franceschi performs tooth extractions in house. During a one on one consultation, Dr. Franceschi can examine your teeth and bone structure to determine if a tooth extraction is right for you.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The wisdom teeth, which are also referred to as the third molars, often develop during the late teens or early twenties. Most dentists recommend removing your wisdom teeth t avoid future complications.
In many cases, the wisdom teeth don’t fully erupt from the gum line, causing discomfort, pain, or swelling in the mouth. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed to relieve pressure from the gum, jaw, and surrounding teeth. During your visit, Dr. Franceschi will examine your wisdom teeth and determine the best course of action. Our goal is to alleviate your symptoms and restore balance and health to your smile.
We offer a wide range of sedation dentistry options to keep you comfortable through all phases of your care. Dr. Franceschi will carefully go over all stages of your treatment to ensure you are well informed and comfortable.
What To Expect During A Tooth Extraction
Your safety and comfort are important to our team at Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry. We make every effort to ensure you are informed and relaxed throughout all stages of your treatment. Prior to your tooth extraction, Dr. Franceschi will administer a local anesthetic around the affected tooth. Once the sedative takes effect, Dr. Franceschi will gently loosen and remove the affected tooth.
For advanced cases where the affected tooth is impacted, we may need to make incisions in the gums and bone structure. The impacted wisdom tooth is then removed in fragments. Once the tooth is removed, Dr. Franceschi will use sutures and gauze to promote proper healing. It is important to follow your aftercare instructions to ensure your extraction site heals properly.
Replacing Extracted Teeth With Dental Implants
As a member of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Dr. Franceschi aims to preserve as much as the natural bone structure as possible during tooth extraction. By preserving as much of the bone structure during the extraction process, Dr. Franceschi can help maintain the integrity and strength of the jaw to help stabilize a dental implant.
Depending on the needs of the patient, placing dental implants after tooth extraction can be performed in two ways. The first technique is used when there is an adequate amount of bone structure after an extraction. If there is enough bone present to support a dental implant, a dentist can place a dental implant immediately after extraction. As an experienced restorative dentist, Dr. Franceschi possesses the experience and professional acumen needed to preserve the bone structure during tooth extraction.
In some occasions, a dentist may perform the second technique by extracting a tooth, placing a bone graft in the extraction site and allowing it to heal for a few months before placing an implant. After either technique, an implant is placed into the bone, an abutment is screwed to the dental implant, and a custom dental crown is fitted on top to create a natural-looking tooth.
Tooth Extraction in Trinity, FL
Tooth extractions can help improve the function and health of your smile. At Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry, Dr. Franceschi offer comprehensive treatment for a wide range of dental concerns. After an in-depth evaluation of your smile, our team can determine if a tooth extraction is right for you. To schedule an appointment, call [ new_patient_phone_span] or request an appointment online.