Tooth Extractions Service in Miami
Moderna Smile performs teeth extractions for wisdom teeth and removing infected teeth. For a consultation, call for an appointment at any of our locations in Miami.
Tooth Extractions Don’t Have to Be Painful
The goal of a dentist is to save a tooth whenever possible. But, in some instances, tooth extraction is the only option that leads to improving the oral health of the patient. Here's some welcome news for you: with modern anesthesia and conscious sedation, having a tooth extracted isn’t the painful, stress-inducing event that is often portrayed in movies and television. At Moderna Dental in Miami, we do everything we can to help ensure patients are comfortable throughout the duration of a tooth extraction procedure.
If you are experiencing chronic tooth pain and don’t know where to start, contact Moderna Dental for a consultation. We might be able to recommend a treatment that will help you to save the tooth and ditch the pain.
What Situations Require a Tooth Extraction?
Saving a tooth through root canal treatment and other restorative and endodontic procedures is usually preferred over-extraction. Although, in some situations, it may be medically necessary to extract the tooth. Your dentist may recommend an extraction resulting from situations such as:
- Traumatic tooth injury
- Aggressive tooth decay
- Preparation for a dental implant or full denture
- Supernumerary teeth (extra teeth)
- Overcrowding (typically with wisdom teeth)
If you have tooth decay or a cracked tooth, the dentist will most likely recommend a restorative procedure such as a dental crown or filling to save the tooth before extraction is prescribed. And, if the tooth is beyond saving, the dentist will — in all likelihood — recommend a restoration so the neighboring teeth do not drift out of place and your jawbone remains healthy.
Replacing an Extracted or Missing Tooth
Thanks to modern dentistry, if you do have a missing tooth there are a variety of options when it comes time to replace it. Some standard tooth replacement procedures include:
- Dental bridges. Dental bridges can be used to replace a single tooth or even several teeth in a row. Unlike partial dentures, dental bridges are permanently cemented into place and two crowns are used to anchor the restoration in place.
- Dental implants. Implants can be used to replace one, several, or all of a patient's natural teeth. Dental implants have become an increasingly popular procedure as they can help preserve the jawbone as well as retaining the esthetic of the patient’s smile.
- Partial dentures. When a patient is having several teeth extracted, partial dentures provide a suitable replacement. Partials prevent neighboring teeth from drifting out of place and also help to restore the appearance of the patient’s smile.
Why are Wisdom Teeth Pulled?
A dentist may recommend extracting wisdom teeth for several reasons. When a wisdom tooth erupts, there may not be enough space in the arch to accommodate the wisdom teeth, leading to issues with overcrowding. Since wisdom teeth are at the back of the arch, they are also more difficult to keep clean. A wisdom tooth can also become partially erupted or impacted, either of which may necessitate surgical removal.
Which Dental Restoration is Right for Me?
There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of dental restoration. Dental bridges, while convenient and esthetically pleasing, can place additional strain on the neighboring teeth. Dental implants are widely considered the best option in terms of appearance and maintaining oral health, but they can also be prohibitively expensive. Partial dentures help prevent teeth from drifting out of position, but they can be uncomfortable. The dentists of Moderna Dental can help recommend the right tooth-replacement option following an extraction.