You may need a tooth extraction if you have decayed teeth, broken teeth from an injury, or need to have a tooth removed as part of your orthodontic treatment. We perform tooth extractions at Periodontics & Implant Dentistry using the latest techniques to ensure minimal pain and discomfort, and a positive outcome. Our periodontist in Orlando, FL, Dr. Rodney Horvat, and Dr. Scott Cohen, may recommend a tooth extraction or multiple extraction procedures depending on the current state of your oral health and treatment plan.
Types of Extractions
We perform two main types of extractions: simple and surgical extractions.
Simple extractions are performed on the teeth that can be seen in the mouth. They might be needed if a tooth is decayed or injured, and can be performed under local anesthetic, which completely numbs the area and prevents pain during the procedure. During the procedure, the doctor will use forceps to grasp the tooth and loosen it by moving the forceps back and forth. The loosened tooth comes out fairly easily using this method.
Surgical extractions may be necessary for teeth that have broken off at the gum line or for wisdom teeth. To remove these teeth, the doctor will cut and pull back the gums before loosening and removing the tooth. This can be performed under local anesthesia, but general anesthesia may be preferred under certain circumstances.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
One of the most common reasons for having a tooth extracted is because of severe decay or a broken tooth. However, teeth might also need to be removed for the following reasons:
• Severe tooth decay
• Severe infection
• Crowded teeth
• Severe gum disease
• Preparation for orthodontic treatment
• No possibility of restoration endodontically
• Fractured teeth
• Preparation for a dental prosthesis (i.e. bridges or dentures)
• Cosmetic and esthetic reasons
In almost all cases, extractions are only reserved for cases where there are no other treatment options for curing an infection or resolving oral health issues.
Looking for a periodontist in Orlando, FL who can perform a tooth extraction? Call Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for your consultation today!