A decayed tooth has the potential to cause pain so intense that you’re unable to eat, drink, sleep or even think about anything else but that tooth pain. It can be all-consuming. Our approach to severe tooth decay and tooth infections at Lakeview Comprehensive Dental is to first see if there’s some way we can save your tooth by repairing it. There are times, though, when decay is so extensive that tooth extractions are the only viable option. In these instances, the highly trained dentists and staff here at our Tavares, FL office will perform them with the greatest of compassion and care.
Removing your trouble teeth will provide much-needed relief for your pain. However, there are other issues to consider for the near future. With a missing tooth or teeth, your smile will never be the same. More significantly, you may be unable to eat, drink, and speak comfortably without those teeth there to perform their primary function. And it doesn’t stop with your teeth: Without teeth roots to stimulate it, your jawbone can begin to decay and recede, requiring additional treatment. Dental implants provide a durable and permanent substitute to your natural teeth. We can generally place implants during the same appointment as your tooth extractions!
If your wisdom teeth (referred to in dentistry as “third molars”) come in they often crowd the adjacent teeth and become impacted, causing pain and interfering with brushing. Those impacted teeth not only turn problematic, but the molars next to your wisdom teeth can themselves become impacted teeth, growing crooked and infected. Should you need your wisdom teeth removed, we offer extractions as part of the comprehensive suite of dental health services here in our Tavares, FL office. As general practitioners with elite training, we’re dedicated to preserving your total health.