Tooth Extractions

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Kissimmee, FL
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Although it’s ideal for preserving your natural teeth, sometimes tooth extractions are necessary to protect oral health. Sumaya Anjum, DMD, Adriana Maldonado, DMD, and the experienced dental team at Fortune Dental in Kissimmee, Florida, provide tooth extractions when required because of injury, decay, or crowding. Call today or use the website to book an appointment online if you need a tooth extraction.

Tooth Extractions Q & A

What happens during a tooth extraction?

When you have a tooth that needs to be pulled, the team at Fortune Dental can do so safely and effectively.

You are awake during tooth extractions, but the treatment area is numbed using a local anesthetic. There are two ways to perform a tooth extraction:

Simple extraction

A simple extraction is appropriate for teeth that have fully emerged from the gumline. Your dentist grasps the sides of the tooth using a tool called an elevator. They gently move it back and forth to loosen the tooth and then use forceps to pull it from the surrounding tissue. Sometimes the tooth needs to be broken into smaller pieces for effective extraction. 

Surgical extraction

Surgical extractions are required when a tooth has broken off at the gumline or hasn’t yet pushed through the gums. Your provider makes an incision in the gumline to effectively access the tooth and remove it. A surgical extraction is slightly more involved, so the team may recommend you go under additional light sedation for your comfort. 

Why would I need a tooth extraction?

The team at Dental Fortune performs extractions to address the following:

  • Extreme decay
  • Overcrowding
  • Severe infection
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Impacted teeth
  • Wisdom teeth

While extractions can seem daunting, the team at Fortune Dental does its best to make the procedure as easy and stress-free as possible. The team gives you extensive post-care instructions to heal quickly and with minimal complications.

What is it like to recover from a tooth extraction?

Usually, your dentist places sutures to close gaps in the affected gum tissue. You’ll leave the office with the empty socket packed with gauze to absorb blood and encourage blood clot development. 

Take care not to dislodge this blood clot for the next several days. Avoid harsh brushing, eating hard foods, smoking, and drinking from a straw. 

Take any prescribed medications and antibiotics as directed, too. The staff will schedule follow-up visits to ensure your healing is on track. 

If you have a problematic tooth that needs extraction, contact Fortune Dental. Call the office or use this website to request an appointment online.