Tooth extractions are a routine procedure that can be performed in just one visit to our office. In the event that a root canal is not enough to fix a tooth, tooth extractions may be needed. Tooth extraction is needed in cases of severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, infection or abscess, orthodontic correction, malpositioned teeth, fractured teeth or roots, or impacted teeth. Dr. Jim Lassiter provides tooth extraction treatment in Jay, Florida.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Teeth are extracted in cases where the teeth or gums have had a detrimental effect on oral health. Some common reasons for extraction include:
- Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can easily impact the health of your gums and teeth. Patients with excessive damage due to the disease may need a tooth extraction.
- Extensive Tooth Decay: A simple tooth extraction may be the only option in advanced cases of tooth decay. If a tooth or teeth can not be saved using conservative measures, then the tooth may need to be extracted to prevent decay from spreading further and causing more tooth damage.
- Impacted Wisdom Tooth: In most cases, impacted wisdom teeth will need to be extracted. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause tooth or gum infection, tooth pain, or severe tooth damage to neighboring teeth. Patients who are in their late teens or early 20’s are the most likely candidates for wisdom teeth removal.
- Overcrowding: Overcrowding of the teeth can lead to complex bite disorders, crooked teeth, excessive wear on the enamel, and jaw pain. Overcrowding can also increase the risk of tooth decay as it can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth. Removing overcrowded teeth can help alleviate painful symptoms and improve your oral health.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area that is treated and will minimize tooth sensitivity. After the tooth or teeth are extracted, the open area will be rinsed, cleaned and then packed with gauze. Following extraction, our professionals may recommend dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures and partials to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Restorative options can help prevent further gum and tooth problems.
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You can contact Dr. Lassiter and his team at 850.203.3318 or request an appointment on our website.