Safe Tooth Extractions at Prosperity Dental Group
Do You Need a Tooth Removed?
Experiencing pain, discomfort, or risk of infection because of a bad tooth? We can help remove the tooth with our gentle tooth extraction process. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function.
Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function. We offer a variety of restorative options that can rejuvenate your smile after an extraction, and these include dental bridges, dental crowns, or dental implants.
Reasons to Extract a Tooth
When a tooth needs to be extracted, there may be a variety of reasons to do so. Dr. Royzman may remove your tooth, if:
- A severe infection has destroyed a significant portion of your tooth and supporting bone structure
- There’s serious decay that has damaged your tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
- Your teeth are crowding and can’t properly fit in the mouth
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a tooth extraction take?
The tooth removal process done here at our West Palm Beach office is done quickly and safely. After we numb the area, we can remove in under 20 minutes and you’ll be able to leave after we’ve explained your postoperative care necessities.
How long after a tooth extraction can I eat?
You’ll be able to remove the gauze sponges in your mouth about an hour after surgery and have something to eat. However, keep in mind that you should eat soft foods for the first 24 hours after surgery and avoid hot foods and drinks.
How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?
Generally, after a tooth extraction, it will take up to a week, or two, depending on how many teeth were removed to completely recover.
Should I feel pain in the days after my tooth extraction?
Yes, it’s completely normal to be in pain within the first couple of days to a week. If pain persists over a week after surgery, then contact our office so we can check the area.
What do I do if the site of my extraction is infected?
If the area where your tooth was extracted becomes infected, schedule an appointment with us right away so we can see what happened. Sometimes, food will get stuck around the area and we’ll need to open it back up to clean it out.
Visit Prosperity Dental Group for Your Tooth Extraction
Our dentist and team use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so you can properly take care of your smile as it heals.
For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!