231 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea,
FL - 33308, United States




Do you have a toothache?

If so, it could be the result of an infection in your mouth. Teeth are essential to your health and wellness because they help you chew food, speak clearly, and smile with confidence. However, extraction may be necessary when teeth become infected or damaged by decay or injury beyond repair. Tooth extractions are recommended when a tooth can no longer be saved with other treatments such as root canal treatment and to prevent infection from spreading. In addition, the permanent removal of the decayed or damaged tissues inside your mouth may involve manual forceps usage by an experienced dentist OR surgery where they will remove part way through their own finger so that you do not lose any blood whatsoever!

You can trust that our team will provide you with personalized care throughout every step of this process for optimal comfort during treatment at our office in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea! We’ll also give you instructions on how to take care of yourself after surgery so that we can get back to helping more people like you who need dental work done quickly without any hassle! Call us today if you have any questions about what we do here at Dentistry by the Sea, located in Broward County, Florida.

Schedule an appointment by calling 954-771-1117 for a consultation with Dr. Carmen Maco!

Is a tooth extraction serious?

It depends. It is obviously a more serious procedure if the tooth is impacted and cannot be saved. However, even if a tooth can be saved, there is still the risk of infection if the surrounding gum tissue is not healthy.

Infection can spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis (a serious infection of the bone) or sepsis (a potentially deadly systemic infection). So any time there is an extraction, it is vital to ensure that the surrounding gum tissue is healthy and free of infection. Otherwise, there is a risk of serious complications.

How does the tooth extraction process work?

You will be sedated or given local anesthesia to numb the area to begin your procedure. The dentist will then remove any excess blood and tissue in the way so they can access your tooth with forceps. Once exposed, they may clean off the visible decay underneath before removing it.

Once they have removed the tooth, your dentist will then perform any necessary post-procedure care. Some of these steps may include: suturing or stapling shut the gum tissue, administering antibiotics to prevent infection from setting in and taking further steps as necessary.

Will I be asleep for a tooth extraction?

Sometimes. It all depends on your needs and what the dentist thinks is best for you. If you are concerned about pain, it may be better to undergo anesthesia first. However, if there isn’t anything that you are particularly worried about, then local anesthesia will likely suffice!

What kind of doctor should I see for a tooth extraction?

Naturally, you should consult with a dental professional. This could be an oral surgeon in some cases, but it is most often your regular dentist or a specialist in that field at a given office!

How long does the tooth extraction process take?

Again, this all depends on what needs to be done for your unique situation. However, the average procedure only takes about 30 minutes to complete from start to finish.

Will I be in pain after a tooth extraction?

You will likely experience some level of discomfort following your surgery. In addition, there are over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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