At Shore Dental, we try to preserve natural teeth and only perform extractions as a last resort. Although modern dental restorations like bridges, crowns, and implants can closely replicate the look and function of natural teeth, it’s best to retain natural teeth for as long as possible.
However, in certain circumstances, one of our experienced dentists near you may perform an extraction to prevent the oral problem from deteriorating further.
Tooth extraction may be the best solution for the following reasons:
Infection or Extensive Damage – Our dentists in North Port, FL, may extract a severely decayed or damaged teeth to prevent infection-spread, especially in the rear areas of the oral cavity. Restorative dental treatments like crowns may not help restore teeth that are missing a large amount of tooth structure.
Hyperdontia or Overcrowded Teeth – Many patients suffer from overcrowded teeth or hyperdontia, where new teeth erupt too close to older teeth. Hyperdontia may not be painful, but it can strain the gums and jawbone in some regions of the oral cavity. Patients may find it difficult to chew or clean their teeth. Extracting the extra teeth makes the dental arch more even and eliminates additional strain on the gums.
Fractured Teeth – If a tooth is acutely fractured, it may not be possible to restore the structure. Teeth may develop cracks in the cusps or chewing surfaces, or alternately, vertical fractures may spread from the roots to the crown. We may extract the fractured tooth in pieces (depending on its state) to prevent it from causing pain or discomfort at a later stage.
If you’ve been feeling anxious about a pending tooth extraction near you, please put your fears to rest. Shore Dental uses the latest sedation procedures, and our patients report experiencing no pain during extractions.
Our extractions in North Port, FL, are performed under local anesthetic, and we use modern instruments and a gentle extraction technique to preserve the maximum jawbone. The extraction technique plays an important role in reducing the likelihood of post-operative swelling and inflammation.