At Advanced Dental Care, our goal is to provide you with all the preventive and restorative services needed to preserve the natural structure of your teeth. When a tooth is damaged or decayed, our first step is to try to save it using restorative and general dentistry treatments.
But in some cases, a tooth is so severely damaged and unhealthy that removal is the best option for protecting your oral health and preventing further complications.
Supportive Care from a Compassionate Team
There are very few people who aren’t intimidated when facing tooth removal. It's normal to be apprehensive in this situation, but your comfort is one of our highest priorities. Our caring and supportive team has helped many of our fearful patients relax and get the critical care they need.
During your appointments, our focus is entirely on you. If something concerns you, it concerns us, so please don't ever hesitate to let us know what's on your mind. We will tailor your treatment to your unique needs and do everything possible to ensure that your procedure as efficient and stress-free as possible.
If you need some extra help to relax, Dr. Young can prescribe a calming medication for you to take about an hour before your procedure. When you arrive at our office, you will feel a sense of well-being and calm; in fact, many patients report dozing off during treatment!
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
There are several cases where extraction of the tooth makes sense:
- Tooth decay – Sometimes a decayed tooth is so damaged that we no longer have the option of restoring it with a crown or filling.
- Infected root canal – Sometimes an infected root canal can damage the tissues that nourish a tooth and cause it to die, making extraction the only option.
- Dental trauma – If a tooth has been severely damaged by trauma, it may need to be removed.
- Broken tooth – Teeth are incredibly strong, but they’re not indestructible. They can break down as a result of injury or decay or because they are weakened by large fillings. In some cases, we can restore a broken tooth with a crown or filling, but if too much of the tooth is lost, extraction may be needed.
- Advanced gum disease – As gum disease advances, it infects the tooth roots and jawbone. At its most advanced stage, gum disease may lead to extraction to restore gum and dental health.
We do most extractions here at our Winter Springs, FL dental office. However, if you have impacted wisdom teeth or would like to sleep through your procedure, Dr. Young will refer you to an oral surgeon.
Please Don’t Put Off Treatment!
We know it can be unnerving to find out that you need to have a tooth extracted. However, you can rest assured that our caring, compassionate team understands your feelings. We do everything to ensure that your procedure is as efficient and stress-free as possible.
Please don’t allow fear of the procedure to cause you to put off treatment. If you have a damaged tooth or suspect you may need to have a tooth extracted, please call our Winter Springs, FL dental office so we can help!