Adult teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes an unhealthy tooth can threaten your oral health. We perform safe tooth extractions in a state-of-the-art environment, making sure that you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.
We may recommend having a tooth extracted for any of the following reasons:
- The tooth is badly damaged or decayed beyond the point of saving
- There are too many teeth in the mouth or the jaw is too small to support them all
- An impacted tooth cannot erupt and an expose and bond procedure is not an option
- There is a severe infection that has spread to the dental pulp, causing pain
- There is a risk of further infection of the connective tissues and underlying bones that support your teeth due to periodontal disease
The Tooth Extraction Process
To ensure that patients receive the most qualified care, dentists refer to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for dental extractions. Dr. Stefanuto has undergone many years of additional surgical training, as well as training in administering anaesthesia, which makes it a more comfortable and reassuring experience for the patient.
During your first visit, we may take 3D scans of your mouth in our advanced diagnostics imaging suite, allowing us to view the exact size, location, and condition of your teeth. We will discuss your options for anaesthesia and go over the details of your treatment. We can perform some procedures on the same day as the consultation appointment.
During your extraction we will administer local anaesthesia, or the anaesthetic of your choice, and wait for it to take effect. Dr. Stefanuto will make a small incision in the gum tissue and remove the affected tooth. He may need to break a large tooth into smaller pieces before removing it completely.
Types of Anaesthesia
We offer anaesthesia options to keep you as comfortable as possible during your surgical procedure.
Tooth Replacement Options
In some cases, we can insert a dental implant immediately after extracting a tooth. This minimizes the healing time and number of appointments if you were considering replacing the tooth in the future. Likewise, we can place a bone graft after the extraction to preserve jaw bone structure.
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant will allow you to regain functionality and the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth. Dr. Stefanuto will outline your treatment options during your consultation and will advise you if you are a candidate for an immediate implant.
Apex Surgical has policies in place for surgical specimens. Extracted teeth are considered potentially infectious materials and are not returned to the patient.