All about tooth extractions

woman hand on cheek face as suffering from facial pain, or toothache Your teeth are strong and intended to last a lifetime. However, a variety of issues may arise through which patients may need to speak to a dental professional about removal with tooth extraction. Dr. Leslie Sultan and his team at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery are here to help patients understands the reasons for tooth extractions and the types of extractions available.

Common reasons why tooth extraction may be needed:

  • Overcrowding of the teeth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Severe trauma or injury that leaves the tooth unable to be restored
  • Failed root canal treatment
  • Infection that cannot be controlled or address
  • Preparation of orthodontics or dentures

What can I expect from tooth extraction?

Patients are often leery about scheduling tooth extraction because they believe it will be painful. Fortunately, Dr. Leslie Sultan has several tools at his disposal to ensure patients are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. This includes local anesthetics and sedation for a positive, relaxing experience for the patient. The type of extraction will also change the patient’s experience. A simple extraction is done right in the dental chair within minutes. The area is numbed, patient is sedated, and the tooth is removed with a special instrument. The dentist pulls the tooth from the socket in the jawbone for permanent extraction. A surgical extraction is performed on teeth that have not erupted through the gumline yet. This is commonly performed for patients who have impacted wisdom teeth that remain “stuck” in the jawbone and do not have room to erupt. The recovery time from surgical extractions is often longer, as the dentist has to cut into the gum tissue to access the tooth. Sutures are put in place afterwards, and patients are given aftercare instructions to follow closely to reduce the risk of infection and other complications.

How do I book an evaluation with a professional to learn more?

Contact Dr. Leslie Sultan of the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL to discuss your options. The practice is located at 4800 N. Federal Hwy, Suite #201, and can be reached by phone to book an appointment with our front office team by calling (954) 771-8772.

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