Even though Merritt Island dentist Dr. Huy Tran makes every attempt to save and maintain your natural teeth, there are instances in which a tooth or teeth might have to be taken out. A simple extraction takes out a tooth that’s visible over the gums. This is usually done to get a tooth that’s decayed or damaged and cannot be repaired. A surgical extraction takes out a tooth or teeth that haven’t erupted over the gums. Surgical extractions are frequently utilized to take out impacted teeth, like the wisdom teeth, that don’t have sufficient space to fit into your mouth. Whatever the reason is for getting an extraction at My Island Dental, our staff will give you the best treatment. Our Merritt Island, FL office provides multiple sedation methods, such as nitrous oxide and also oral-conscious sedation, so you can stay calm and comfortable throughout your treatment. Get in touch with our staff for more information or to schedule an exam with Dr. Tran to improve your smile.
If your tooth was damaged or broken from decay, Dr. Tran can make every attempt to fix it using bonding, a filling, or a crown. Still, a tooth might be too damaged and will have to be removed to stop the decay from spreading and also to conserve the wellness of the rest of the teeth. You may also require a dental extraction to remove a tooth or teeth that cannot fit in your mouth. Including your next molars, popularly called wisdom teeth, which grow around the ages of 17 – 21 years old. In older kids, infant teeth that haven’t naturally fallen out might have to get extracted so that they do not obstruct the permanent teeth. If you’re getting orthodontics or contemplating Invisalign, then you might require a tooth extraction to make space for your remaining teeth when they go in their proper place.
What To Expect
Dental extractions are done in our office using local anesthesia on the area near the tooth being removed. Different forms of sedation may be used, based on the degree of the extraction and also to help you stay relaxed in case you have some dental worries. Once you’re prepared, Dr. Tran will start the extraction. For a simple extraction, Dr. Tran will loosen up the tooth using a special device called an elevator prior to removal. A surgical extraction will begin by Dr. Tran making incisions into your gums to reach the tooth. If necessary, the tooth may be broken up into smaller pieces so that it can be taken out. When the tooth has been removed, Dr. Tran will close the incision in your gums. Dr. Tran can write a prescription for antibiotics to be taken prior to and following the procedure, based upon the circumstance. This is normally done in case you’ve got a current illness, your immune system is compromised, the process is going to be extended, or when you have some other special health problems.
Based on the method of anesthesia used throughout your extraction, you might be required to have a responsible adult take you home. As your gums heal, you need to avoid spitting, smoking, and using straws. Your recovery will vary depending on the complexity of your extraction; however, many patients prefer to eat soft, room-temperature foods for at least a couple of days following the procedure. Dr. Tran will speak with you regarding what is normal as you recover and how to care for your gums. Your gums will probably be inflamed after the procedure, therefore Dr. Tran suggests over-the-counter pain medicine and cold compresses. Sometimes, Dr. Tran can give you a written prescription for pain medicine and/or antibiotics. In addition to some proposed follow-up visits, you should schedule regular appointments at My Island Dental for dental exams and cleanings so Dr. Tran can track your oral health following an extraction.
An extraction is generally covered by dental insurance, but your sedation option may not be completely covered. Prior to your extraction, we’ll call your insurance company to determine your particular policy and estimate your expenses. If you do not have dental insurance, then Dr. Tran can speak with you about the numerous payments we accept and provide additional information about low-interest medical financing.
Simple and Surgical Extraction
Whether you’ve got a tooth that’s damaged or you do not have space for a tooth, a tooth extraction in My Island Dental will help improve your smile and oral health. Make a consultation with Dr. Tran in his office at Merritt Island, FL to find out more about surgical and simple extractions. If you’ve got dental worries or fears, inquire about sedation options to help you stay relaxed and calm throughout your process.