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Tooth Extraction May Be Required to Prevent Serious Complications

With a diverse array of restorative dentistry procedures, Dr. Paul Archacki can often save damaged teeth. In some cases, however, a tooth may be too severely compromised and require extraction. By removing the tooth, Dr. Archacki can eliminate discomfort and prevent damage from compromising your oral health. Additionally, wisdom tooth removal may be recommended if these third molars are crowding your other teeth as they come in. Dr. Archacki has decades of experience with tooth extraction and can perform both simple and surgical procedures with very little discomfort. Furthermore, at his Boynton Beach, FL practice, he can also replace your extracted teeth with a standard bridge or an implant-supported restoration.

Do You Need a Dental Extraction?

While it is always preferable to save damaged teeth, this is not always possible. Therefore, Dr. Archacki may recommend extraction if:

  • You have a very large cavity that is too big for a filling or even a crown
  • You are suffering from a dental infection and have not responded to root canal therapy
  • You have a crack in your tooth that runs down to the root
  • You have severe crowding and are about to begin orthodontic treatment
  • You have loose teeth due to gum disease and a recessed jawbone
  • Your incoming wisdom teeth are pressing against your other teeth and causing overall misalignment
  • Your incoming wisdom teeth are erupting at an angle
  • You have an impacted wisdom tooth (one that is unable to break through the overlying bone or gum tissue)

With an array of advanced technology, Dr. Archacki will carefully evaluate your tooth and determine whether extraction is the most appropriate option.

A graphic of an impacted wisdom tooth

Impacted wisdom teeth or wisdom teeth that erupt at an angle can cause other oral health issues. 

The Tooth Extraction Procedure

To remove a damaged or loose tooth, Dr. Archacki can perform a simple extraction. Once your tooth and the surrounding gum tissue have been numbed with a local anesthetic for your comfort, he will carefully remove your tooth, often loosening it in the socket before lifting it from your mouth.

If, however, you have an impacted tooth or one that has not yet come in, you will require a surgical extraction. This type of tooth removal may also be necessary if your tooth has broken off at or below the gum line. Again, Dr. Archacki will numb the treatment area. Then he will make small incisions in your gums, through which he can remove the tooth. Sometimes, he may also need to remove a small amount of bone tissue that is preventing the tooth from erupting through the gums. Once the tooth has been extracted, he will use tiny, dissolvable sutures to close the incisions.

With an array of advanced technology, Dr. Archacki will carefully evaluate your tooth and determine whether extraction is the most appropriate option.

After Your Tooth Has Been Removed

Dr. Archacki employs remarkably precise and gentle techniques to eliminate discomfort as much as possible. Nonetheless, you should expect some swelling, inflammation, and slight bleeding after your procedure. To ease bleeding and prevent complications, you should bite down on a piece of gauze for about 20 to 30 minutes following the procedure. Mild, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If necessary, Dr. Archacki can also prescribe additional medications. He may also recommend warm compresses and saltwater rinses. You will need to eat a soft diet, eliminating spicy foods, as well as foods like nuts and seeds, which can irritate your gums for several days. You should also avoid spitting, drinking out of a straw, and smoking to promote optimal healing. With proper care, much of the swelling and discomfort should subside within a day or two.

With his commitment to comprehensive care, Dr. Archacki will consider your tooth replacement options when designing your treatment plan. He may suggest a traditional bridge, which will fit over your remaining teeth. In other cases, he can provide an implant-supported restoration, offering the ultimate in stability. In either case, thanks to his skill as a board-certified prosthodontist, your restoration will be remarkably lifelike.

Contact Us for More Information

To learn more about tooth extraction and Dr. Archacki’s meticulous approach, contact our office online. You can also call (561) 736-1177 to book an appointment or to speak to a member of our team.

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639 E Ocean Ave
Ste 104
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Office is open Saturday by appointment only.

More Info Directions (561) 736-1177