What to Expect When You Need Dental Surgery
If you need a tooth extraction, you may not need to see a specialist. We offer dental surgery right here in our St. Petersburg, FL dental office, keeping you with the family dentistry team you have grown to trust.
Dental extractions are typically a last resort treatment when root canal and restoration treatment will not save the tooth.
Typically, teeth require removal when they are severely infected, deeply decayed, broken at or near the gumline, or because of bone loss due to gum disease. We never take the recommendation to remove a tooth lightly, and we will always discuss available alternatives.
It's also important to remember that your comfort is our number one priority. Many people worry about tooth extractions – not just because they fear the pain associated with them, but also because of the emotional implications missing teeth can cause.
An extracted tooth will leave a gap in your smile, but never fear! We have plenty of options when it comes to replacing a missing tooth including:
- Dental implants
- Tooth bridges
- Partial dentures
How to Decide the Best Way to Replace a Missing Tooth
We recommend that you contact us before your dental surgery appointment when possible. Our St. Petersburg, FL dental team will help you make a decision that will work best for you. We will begin with a full evaluation of your dental health, along with a full medical history to determine if surgical teeth replacements such as dental implants and implant-retained dentures will have a successful outcome.
If you would like non-surgical options, you don’t have to compromise on aesthetics. Our bridges and partial dentures look natural and perform far better than the prosthetics of the past. We meticulously match your tooth color and restoration for seamless results that will keep you smiling for many years to come.