Tooth Extractions In Orlando
If you have a damaged tooth or a wisdom tooth that’s not growing into your mouth properly, you may be wondering if you need to have a tooth extraction in Orlando. At Elite Dentistry, Dr. Mark Ashy can help you get the treatment you need with gentle, pain-free extractions. Learn more about extractions below, or contact us now for a consultation.
Do I Really Need A Tooth Extraction?
The best way to find out if a tooth extraction is right for you is to see Dr. Mark Ashy for a consultation. He can examine your mouth and assess your oral health, and help you decide if a tooth extraction is right for you. There are a few reasons extractions may be necessary.
First, if a wisdom tooth is erupting improperly, it should be pulled to prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth. Many people do not have enough room for the wisdom teeth, which come in between the ages of 17-25. This can lead to a variety of complications, so extraction is often recommended.
An extraction may also be necessary if you have an infected tooth or a tooth that’s been damaged by an oral injury, or by gum disease. If the tooth is too damaged to repair it with a treatment like a root canal and a dental crown, it may need to be extracted to prevent further complications.
Finally, a tooth extraction may be needed to prepare for another treatment. Full dentures, for example, require the extraction of all of your remaining teeth to ensure the dentures can fit properly onto your gums.
Does It Hurt To Have A Tooth Pulled?
No. Your mouth will be completely numb during the tooth extraction process, so you will not feel any pain or discomfort. We use the latest numbing agents and techniques to ensure a pain-free extraction process. In addition, we offer nitrous sedation at our office to help you feel more comfortable during your procedure.
How Long Does It Take To Heal After An Extraction?
It will usually take about 2 weeks for your mouth to fully heal and recover after an extraction. During this time, it’s very important to follow the recovery instructions provided to you by Dr. Mark Ashy. This will ensure that you can recover quickly and without any complications.
Will I Need An Implant To Replace My Tooth?
If you have had a tooth pulled because it was damaged or affected by tooth decay or gum disease, a dental implant may be recommended to replace your tooth.
Dental implants are the best option for restoring one or more missing teeth, and it’s typically a good idea to replace your missing tooth as soon as possible. This is because after losing a tooth, the underlying jaw bone will begin to deteriorate, losing up to 25% of its mass within a year.
Implants require a strong jaw bone for placement, so getting an implant soon after you lose your tooth can save you some time and money, and ensure you do not need additional treatments like bone grafting.