Dr. Mohammed Bawany may recommend a tooth extraction for a variety of reasons. As a conservative dentist, Dr. Bawany always looks for ways to save your teeth when possible. But sometimes, extraction is the best choice for eliminating your pain, reducing your risk of further complications, and restoring your oral health.
Tooth extractions may be needed if you have a severe tooth infection that can’t be treated with root canal therapy, or if your tooth has been damaged by dental trauma. Patients in South Tampa with severe gum disease may also need tooth extractions.
Wisdom teeth are also often extracted if they are not growing into your mouth properly. In some cases, tooth extractions may also be needed to prepare for other dental treatments such as dental implants, dentures, or even orthodontics.
More than 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted each year.
To begin the process, Dr. Bawany will clean and numb your mouth. We also offer dental sedation to keep you comfortable. Once the treatment area is numb, your procedure will begin.
Dr. Bawany will use special tools to wiggle your tooth in its socket, loosening the ligaments that attach it to your mouth. Once the tooth has been sufficiently loosened, he will extract it from the socket.
After your extraction, Dr. Bawany will carefully clean and disinfect the treatment area and suture it shut to promote healing. If you’re having multiple extractions, this process will be repeated.
Our South Tampa dentist will send you home with a set of instructions to follow as you heal. It usually takes about 2 weeks to fully heal from your tooth extraction, but you can get back to your normal routine within just a day or two.
No. Your mouth will be completely numb during the procedure, so you won’t feel any discomfort. We also offer sedation dentistry in Tampa. With both local numbing and sedation, you’ll feel safe and comfortable throughout your entire procedure.
After your surgery, your numbing and sedation will wear off, and you will feel some pain and discomfort. Follow the instructions provided by Dr. Bawany to reduce your pain and discomfort and speed up the healing process.
Absolutely. If you don’t replace your missing tooth, you may have trouble eating your favorite foods and speaking clearly. Tooth loss can also cause other health complications like changes to your bite, and a weakening of the underlying jaw bone. Losing one or more teeth may also make you feel self-conscious about how you look.
Replacing your tooth with a set of partial dentures, a dental bridge, or a dental implant will help you get back to your normal routine, restore your appearance, and prevent oral health issues. After your extraction, Dr. Bawany can help you explore your options, and choose the tooth replacement that’s right for you.
Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be extracted. If your wisdom teeth are healthy and are not causing any oral health problems, there’s no need to remove them.