Renew Your Smile With Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions, often perceived with a mix of trepidation and necessity, are crucial dental procedures that can significantly impact oral health and overall well-being. Although we do everything we can to save a tooth at Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach in Boynton Beach, FL, there are instances where an extraction may be necessary.

Why do teeth need to be extracted?

1. Crowding and Alignment Issues: When teeth are too crowded or to prepare for orthodontic treatment, extractions are necessary to provide space and promote proper alignment.

2. Infection and Decay: Severe tooth decay or infection, unresolvable with fillings or root canals, may require extraction to prevent the spread of infection.

3. Risk of Gum Disease: Teeth that are hard to clean due to their position or condition can increase the risk of periodontal disease, necessitating removal.

4. Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, often lacking space to emerge, can become impacted, leading to pain, infection, and alignment issues.

How are teeth extracted?

A thorough examination is conducted, and X-rays are taken to plan the extraction. The area around the tooth is numbed using local anesthesia, ensuring a pain-free procedure. Our dentist gently rocks the tooth using specialized tools to loosen it from the jawbone and ligaments. In more complex cases, the tooth may be removed in pieces. Patients receive post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing, including guidelines on diet, cleaning, and medication if necessary.

What are the benefits of tooth extraction?

Extractions can alleviate pain and prevent future oral health issues. Removing problematic teeth contributes to healthier gums and remaining teeth. In cases of overcrowding or decay, extractions can improve appearance post-orthodontic treatment. Early removal, especially of wisdom teeth, can prevent more serious complications later.

Contact us today to learn more about tooth extractions. With our focus on patient comfort and effective techniques, tooth extractions can be a smooth step toward a healthier, happier smile.

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Contact Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach About Tooth Extractions Today!

  • Prepare teeth for orthodontic treatment
  • Prevent the spread of infection
  • Improve proper tooth alignment
  • Eliminate impacted wisdom teeth
  • Enjoy optimal oral health!