Extractions & Bone Graft
Dentist in Miami Beach
Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent molars to emerge. These teeth are also the most likely to require extraction, due to any of several complications. However, other teeth may also require extraction if they cannot be saved by root canal therapy or other treatment.
Why extract tooth?
Some of the most common reasons to have teeth extracted include:
After your extraction, you will need to be driven home by a friend or family member. You will require rest, but lie with your head propped on a pillow to prevent prolonged bleeding.
- Impacted tooth – tooth is trapped beneath bone or gums and not emerging properly
- Crowding or small mouth – emerging teeth may cause other teeth to shift or crack due to lack of space
- Decay or infection – when a tooth is affected by extreme decay or infection that cannot be corrected with filling or root canal treatment, it may require extraction
Wisdom teeth- They are extremely painful and can cause a lot of trouble. Tooth extraction is one of the best ways to get rid of all the complications that arises due to Wisdom teeth.
Accident- In case of accidents, wherein dental conditions are dreadful, there tooth extraction can be a good idea.
Dr. Maya or Dr. Bacheikov may recommend extraction of one or more of your teeth if any of these issues apply to you.
We will apply gauze when your extraction is complete. When it becomes soaked, change it for a fresh piece. Use pain medication and ice pack as directed for pain and swelling. If bleeding continues beyond 24 hours, contact our office immediately.
For the first few days following extraction, limit your diet to soft foods. Avoid smoking or using a straw, as the pressures created by these actions can slow clotting and loosen sutures. During your consultation, we may also recommend sedation dentistry to make your experience more comfortable.
Please use the link below to download our complete post-extraction care guide. For more information or an extraction consultation, contact our office.
Advantages of bone grafting
Bone grafting is used to shore up bones and ensure that dental implants are successful.
Bone grafting is important for having successful dental implant
It gives strength and stability to the jaw bones
The procedure is safe and gives long term results
Risks with bone grafting
Without proper care, you might get an infection
There can be blood clot
There can be complications from anesthesia
If the surgery is not conducted carefully, there can be nerve damage