Tooth Extractions Options in Miami, FL - Juan Carlos Flores, DMD Family Dentistry
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental ailments patients can experience, something every dentist tries to treat and prevent through proper dental care. However, in some cases, a tooth may become too infected to keep in the smile; alternatively, the mere presence of impacted or wisdom teeth may risk the health of other teeth in the smile. For instances like these, Dr. Juan Carlos Flores provides teeth extractions in Coral Gables, Westchester, Doral and the surrounding Miami communities.
Simple Tooth Extractions
Sometimes, adult teeth normally present within the smile must be extracted due to extreme decay. Improper oral hygiene may allow bacteria to cause tooth decay, even if oral health habits are improved later in life. Certain traumas can also cause the death of a tooth’s inner pulp; if a root canal is unsuccessful or not performed by a certain time, the death of this tissue may necessitate the extraction of the tooth.
Our Miami dentist can perform most simple extractions for decayed teeth. Removing these teeth prevents the rest of your smile from experiencing gum disease or further tooth decay.
Impacted Teeth Extractions
Sometimes, a tooth cannot emerge within the smile completely, if at all. The tooth will remain trapped under the gums unless surgically exposed or extracted.
This situation is known as tooth impaction, and it can result in serious oral health problems if left untreated. Partially impacted teeth can lead to periocoronitis, a particular type of tooth decay caused when food debris and or bacteria become trapped between the partially-exposed crown and the gum tissue over it. Completely impacted teeth, as well as partially impacted ones, cause gum inflammation which leads to an increased likelihood of advanced gum disease.
In some cases, Dr. Juan Carlos Flores can extract impacted teeth. Removing these teeth both prevents and treats periocoronitis and gum inflammation in that area.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom Teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to enter the smile. Unfortunately, these teeth often enter a smile that is not large enough for them. This lack of room increases the risk of impaction with wisdom teeth and the possibility of a wisdom tooth eroding neighboring teeth, exposing them to decay. The eruption of wisdom teeth in most patients usually endangers the smile.
Our Miami dentist can perform some wisdom teeth extractions, depending upon each case he sees. Because of the complex nature of these treatments, you may have to be referred to an oral surgeon. An appointment with Dr. Flores will help you determine the best way to treat your wisdom tooth.
Contact Us Today for Teeth Extractions
Dr. Juan Carlos Flores provides most simple teeth extractions, some wisdom teeth extractions, and several impacted teeth extractions. Patients in the Miami communities of Doral, Coral Gables, Westchester, and beyond can protect their smiles from the decay present in or expected due to a few teeth through these procedures. For more information, call our practice today!