Tooth extraction, the process of removing a tooth, is a procedure that our dentist and team approach with a great deal of care and consideration. Although preserving natural teeth is always the primary goal, certain situations make tooth extraction the most prudent course of action to maintain or restore oral health and functionality. Following an extraction, you will have access to a range of tooth replacement options, ensuring the restoration of a healthy, beautiful and fully functional smile.

Tooth Extraction

Several conditions might necessitate a tooth extraction, including:

  • Severe Infection: When an infection has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and its supporting bone structure, extraction may be the only viable solution.
  • Irreparable Tooth Decay: In cases where decay has severely damaged a tooth, making it impossible to restore through conventional means, extraction becomes necessary.
  • Dental Crowding: Overcrowding in the mouth can hinder proper tooth alignment and oral hygiene. In such instances, removing one or more teeth can provide the necessary space for the remaining teeth to align correctly.

Dr. Raymond del Castillo will perform your tooth extraction with the utmost care, using techniques that minimize discomfort and facilitate a quick recovery. Our team prioritizes your comfort, employing local anesthesia or sedation to ensure a painless experience. Following the procedure, detailed aftercare instructions are provided to patients. These guidelines are crucial for preventing infection, managing discomfort and promoting healing, covering topics such as:

  • Bite gently on a gauze pad immediately after the procedure to reduce bleeding and allow a clot to form in the tooth socket.
  • Apply ice packs to alleviate swelling.
  • Avoid rigorous rinsing, sucking actions and smoking for the first few days to prevent dislodging the clot formed in the socket.
  • Eat soft foods, gradually reintroducing harder foods as the extraction site heals.

Call Minorca Smiles today at 305-443-4713 to learn more about tooth extractions in Coral Gables, Florida, and schedule your consultation. We are committed to providing you with the care you need to regain a healthy mouth and smile.

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