Do you need your wisdom teeth removed? Is your tooth severely impacted or infected, but you fear the pain from tooth removal? Many patients may fear tooth extractions because they expect pain and discomfort. However, we use local anesthetic and dental sedation to ensure patient comfort throughout oral surgeries, including extractions. Tooth extraction treatments in our Port Charlotte, FL office ultimately relieve pain for patients with severely infected or impacted teeth.
Tooth Extraction Treatment in Port Charlotte, FL
Extractions in our office can be simple or complex, meaning they can remove teeth at or below the gum line. We will use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area during simple extractions. Complex extractions require more time, so we will use dental sedation so patients do not feel discomfort during treatment.
After an extraction, we will place gauze at the extraction site. Gauze will protect the site and ensure a blood clot forms to prevent dry socket. Dry socket is a painful problem that may occur if the blood clot is dislodged, exposing the sensitive nerves at the extraction site. Patients must eat a soft diet and keep gauze at their site several days after extraction.
Additionally, if we remove permanent teeth requiring replacement, we recommend a restoration based on your needs. Our office provides dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the final permanent teeth to emerge. Many adolescents and young adults will require wisdom tooth extractions as these teeth can emerge in patients’ teens or twenties. While some patients will not require wisdom tooth extraction, many will require tooth removal because there is not enough room in their mouth for their wisdom teeth to emerge properly.
Wisdom teeth grow behind the molars in the back of the mouth. When they begin to emerge, these teeth can dig into adjacent teeth, creating pain and discomfort. If patients start to feel soreness and pain in the back of their mouth, we recommend that they visit our office so we can take X-rays of their smiles and plan their extraction.
When it’s time for a wisdom tooth extraction, rely on Dr. Rosado at Sun Smile Dentistry. Dr. Rosado will recommend dental sedation for patients who require a wisdom tooth extraction, as the procedure will take time, especially if the teeth are not fully erupted.
Schedule a Dental Extraction
It’s essential to address infection and impaction as soon as possible and schedule an extraction. Though this may seem daunting, Dr. Rosado makes the process easy and stress-free. You’ll be on your way to recovery in no time. Call Sun Smile Dentistry in Port Charlotte at 941-271-0721.