Gentle and Pain-free Dental Extractions
At Raynald Michel DDS, our goal is to provide our patients with a comprehensive dental treatment plan that maintains their oral health. Dr. Michel will make every effort made to maintain and preserve your existing teeth, but there are some cases where a tooth is damaged or decayed and needs to be extracted to prevent oral complications.
If you need a tooth extraction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Michel is highly skilled in performing the procedure in a gentle and pain-free surgery.
How a Missing Tooth Affects Your Health
Missing a tooth can affect many areas of your life. If left untreated, the bone can deteriorate; with multiple missing teeth, the facial structure can sag, changing the appearance of your face. Aside from appearances and the social stigma that can surround missing teeth, it can be more difficult to eat certain hard foods and talk properly. Professionally, having a noticeable missing tooth can affect your career.
At Raynald Michel DDS, our emphasis focuses on healing your oral issues and restoring your appearance. Dr. Michel appreciates how missing a tooth can affect your life, and is highly-skilled in dental implant procedures.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants restore your missing tooth root by bonding with the jawbone and functioning exactly like a natural root. Thin titanium posts anchor into the gap of the missing tooth to provide solid support for dental crowns. Implants work in the same manner as regular teeth, giving our Fort Lauderdale, Florida patients the ability to chew, speak, and smile naturally.
Dental implants are considered the gold standard of permanent tooth replacement, giving countless people their beautiful smiles back. There are multiple options for restoring missing teeth, but dental implants feel and look most natural. Reestablishing your root prevents future dental problems and maintains the contours of your face.
Real Patients, Real Results
Before and After Transformations by Raynald Michel, DDS
Full Mouth Extraction and Complete Immediate Denture Fabrication – This smile makeover was fabricated following a full mouth extraction and immediate denture delivery.
There are two types of extraction procedures: simple and surgical.
Simple extractions are a good option for teeth that are exposed above the gumline, not broken or beneath the gumline. During a simple extraction, Dr. Michel will gently remove the tooth using forceps. Light bleeding may occur but will quickly taper off, and in most cases, stitches are not necessary. The recovery period is quick, but we recommend you drink from a straw and rinse with warm salt water.
Surgical extractions involve removing gum or bone tissue and are necessary if the tooth is broken below the gum line or has never emerged. A surgical incision is typically required to remove the tooth. Stitches are usually needed to close the wound and help heal the incision. The recovery period should be quick, and during this time, Dr. Michel will be able to discuss your tooth replacement options.
Healing from an Extraction
Whether you have a simple or surgical extraction, there are a few tips to help make your recovery time as pain-free and comfortable as possible. We recommend avoiding smoking and drinking from straws when possible. Hard or chewy foods should be avoided and replaced with soft foods like soup, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and other liquid foods.
Do You Need an Extraction?
If you are in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and have tooth pain, or think you might have a tooth emergency, call our dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michel. We will be able to evaluate your teeth and determine if an extraction is necessary. Don’t hesitate to end your pain!