Tooth Extractions – Sebastian, FL
Gentle & Pain-Free Tooth Removal
At Sebastian Dental, we’re able to repair even the most severely damaged or decayed teeth in most cases, but sometimes, a tooth may simply be beyond the point of repair, in which case we’ll recommend an extraction. We always take time beforehand to answer questions to help patients feel less anxious, and local anesthetic on the day of the procedure ensures they feel practically nothing while in the chair. To learn more about tooth extractions in Sebastian, FL and why you might need one, contact us today.
Why Choose Sebastian Dental for Tooth Extractions?
- Same-Day Appointments Available for Emergencies
- Trusted by Local Families Since 2004
- Happy to Accept & Maximize Dental Insurance
When Does a Tooth Need to be Extracted?
A tooth may need to be extracted if:
- Extensive decay has damaged most of the enamel
- It is so weak that it’s about to crack
- There isn’t enough healthy enamel to support a restoration
- Advanced periodontal disease has deteriorated the bone supporting a tooth
- More room is needed within the mouth for a denture
- More room is needed for the teeth to shift for orthodontic treatment
- One tooth is preventing another from coming in properly
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Tooth extractions in Sebastian are never the first solution for patients. Instead, our team only recommends these procedures if teeth cannot be saved with any other type of treatment. Preparing to have a tooth removed might seem scary, but the truth is that at Sebastian Dental, we go the extra mile to ensure your safety and comfort. We naturally expect you to have questions about the process and recovery, which is why we’ve compiled the answers to some common questions asked by our patients. If you do not see yours listed below, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Does Getting a Tooth Extracted Hurt?
Discomfort is one of the main reasons patients avoid the dentist’s office. No matter the type of care, whether it is preventive or even cosmetic, the idea of being in pain can keep them from seeking professional help. However, when it comes to tooth extraction, our team will start by administering local anesthesia, which helps to numb the mouth. While minor soreness and discomfort are normal after having a tooth removed, you should make sure to follow any instructions provided to you by our team to minimize swelling and infection and promote proper healing. Should you experience pain that doesn’t get better within a day or two, you may develop a fever that is a clear sign of an infection. In this instance, you’ll need to contact us right away.
What Are My Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth?
Unless you’re having your wisdom teeth removed, it will be necessary to discuss replacement options with your dentist in Sebastian. These can include a dental bridge, dentures, or dental implant. Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced as well as the status of your oral and overall health, we can help you make the right decision for your individual needs. A bridge can eliminate the gap by using your natural, healthy teeth as anchors to hold your bridge in place. A partial denture can be used as a puzzle piece to replace multiple missing teeth (either consecutive or non-consecutive) along a row. And a dental implant can be secured to your jawbone to mimic the natural tooth root and structure, giving you a stronger, more stable, and fully functional smile. Not to mention, these prosthetics can last 30 years or more with regular care.
How Long After a Tooth Extraction Can I Get Dentures?
On average, it can take between six and eight weeks to receive your dentures. It is necessary that you heal completely before we can take impressions of your mouth. Designating the appropriate size, shape, and shade of your replacement teeth, lab technicians will work to create natural-looking dentures that fit comfortably when put into place. Once we receive your dentures in-house, we will have you try them on and make any final adjustments before showing you how to properly care for your new teeth and keep them in pristine condition.
How Should I Prepare for My Tooth Extraction?
When meeting with your dentist to discuss the potential of a tooth extraction, make sure you’re open and honest about any questions you have as well as what you should bring and what you can and can’t eat before your procedure. You’ll also need to discuss any medications you’re currently taking, as it may be necessary for you to cease taking them before your surgery. Because of the anesthesia and/or sedation you receive, it is best to have someone escort you to and from your appointment, so you’ll want to make sure that is lined up before the day of your tooth removal.
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