The smile is meant to last a lifetime, but there are situations that can arise that can impact the teeth, gums, and bone. Certain problems, such as impacted teeth, may need the assistance of a dental professional such as Dr. Leslie Sultan of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery, patients can work with Dr. Leslie Sultan to discuss their need for dental extractions.
Why might teeth be extracted?
There are many reasons why a patient may seek dental extractions:
- Preparation for placing full dentures
- Remove a tooth with a failed root canal
- Remove a tooth that is impacted underneath the gum line
- Preparation for orthodontics, especially when overcrowding is a concern
- Remove a tooth that is damaged and cannot be restored
What can I expect from my dental extraction?
There are two types of dental extractions that may be performed by Dr. Leslie Sultan. The first is a simple extraction. This takes just a few minutes and removes a tooth that has already come up through the gum line. The oral surgery can remove the tooth using specialized instruments by extracting it from the foundation of bone holding it in place. Surgical extraction, on the other hand, does require the dentist to cut into the gum tissue to access a tooth that has not yet erupted. This is often required for impacted teeth underneath the gum line. This procedure may require stitches and extended recovery time when compared to a simple extraction. Both procedures are performed with proper sedation and anesthetics to ensure the patient is comfortable from beginning to end. Patients also leave the practice with aftercare instructions from their oral surgeon to reduce the risk of poor clotting or infection.
Learn more about dental extractions with Dr. Leslie Sultan
At Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery, our team of professional encourage patients to book a consultation visit to learn more about their needs for dental extractions. Patients in the area of Fort Lauderdale, FL who are interested in working with a provider for extractions are encouraged to request an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 4800 North Federal Highway, #201. The practice can be reached at (954) 771-8772.