What Is A Tooth Extraction?
Dr. Patel performs tooth extractions at Manatee Advanced Dentistry in Bradenton. A tooth extraction is often the treatment of last resort but may be recommended for a variety of dental problems:
- A tooth that is severely decayed or infected
- Advanced gum disease to prevent further damage to bone and other tissue
- A tooth that is blocking another tooth
- Wisdom teeth that are impacted or affecting other teeth
A tooth extraction is typically a quick procedure performed with a local anesthetic, but Dr. Patel offers sedation dentistry options for patients with dental anxiety. After your tooth extraction, Dr. Patel will discuss tooth replacement options to restore your dental health and prevent the development of additional dental problems.
Dr. Patel provides full services for dental implants, dentures and bridges and will recommend the most suitable option.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
The third molars, known as the “wisdom teeth”, generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. In most cases there is not adequate space in the bite to accommodate these additional molars, causing them to impact the health of neighboring teeth. They also present an increased risk for periodontal disease and infection because it is often difficult to keep them clean.
Dr. Patel will recommend wisdom teeth extraction when appropriate and can often perform the procedure in his Bradenton dentist office. He offers sedation dentistry to ensure the comfort of his patients during a tooth extraction.