The removal of teeth from the mouth is sometimes necessary if a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, causing pain, or infection. Extractions may also be necessary for orthodontic treatment, to create room for crowded teeth, etc.
Our Board-certified team of dental professionals at Premium Healthcare Dental Center in Miami are extraction experts who will offer patient pre-extraction care, as well as instructions on how to care for the extraction site to prevent infection and promote prompt healing.
Tooth extraction may be necessary if a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, infected, or causing crowding or alignment issues.
Your dentist will ensure your comfort during the procedure by administering local anesthesia. You may experience some pressure, but you should not feel pain during the extraction.
The healing process typically takes about 1-2 weeks. However, it may vary depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual healing abilities.
Follow your dentist’s instructions, including taking prescribed medications, avoiding smoking and alcohol, eating soft foods, and practicing good oral hygiene.
Depending on the location and function of the extracted tooth, your dentist may recommend a replacement option such as a dental implant, bridge, or denture.
The cost of a tooth extraction can vary depending on factors like the location of the tooth and the complexity of the extraction. It’s best to consult with your dentist for an accurate cost estimate.
While complications are rare, they can include infection, dry socket, nerve damage, or damage to adjacent teeth. Your dentist will discuss these risks and take measures to minimize them.
It’s recommended to avoid hot and hard foods immediately after the extraction. As the healing progresses, you can gradually introduce a normal diet, but it’s important to be cautious and follow your dentist’s guidelines.
Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to set you your appointment. Our dental professionals are ready to assist you.