Tooth Extractions in Monroe
Gentle, Minimally Invasive Extractions
Dr. Anzalone is highly skilled at saving even severely compromised teeth. However, there are certain situations where a tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted. Dr. Anazalone uses advanced procedures to extract teeth gently and comfortably.
Minimally Invasive and Non-Traumatic Tooth Removal
Dr. Anzalone extracts teeth in a gentle manner that preserves as much of the surrounding gum and bone tissue as possible. This causes minimal swelling and postoperative discomfort, and reduces the amount of bone grafting needed to place a dental implant in the future.
Extracting teeth with multiple tooth roots can cause great damage to the surrounding gum and bone if removed by the traditional method, as the roots are often curved in such a way that they would tear more tissue than a single tooth root. For teeth that have multiple roots, Dr. Anzalone separates the tooth into sections prior to extraction and gently removes each section, affecting the surrounding tissues as little as possible.
Gentle injections for a painless procedure
Dr. Anzalone uses a specially formulated topical anesthetic to desensitize the gums. He then gently administers the anesthetic in two phases so that there is little to no sensation. Most of our patients comment that they felt very little or nothing at all.
We Keep You Comfortable
We provide pillows, blankets and headphones for your added comfort in the treatment chair. For patients who need extra help with heightened anxiety or getting through a long dental procedure, sedation options are available. Dr. Anzalone provides oral sedation and IV conscious sedation administered by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The doctor will let you know if sedation is appropriate for your situation and which option he recommends for your procedure.
Preserving Bone for a Future Dental Implant
The jawbone supporting your teeth needs stimulation from regular chewing and biting to maintain its volume and density. Once a tooth is missing, that pressure is absent, and the bone around that tooth will start to gradually dissolve as a natural biological response. This can create an aesthetically unappealing sunken spot on your dental ridge.
This loss of bone also makes it difficult to place a dental implant in the future, as dental implants need a certain amount of bone support to be stable. It can also lead to problems when replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge, as the progressive bone loss often results in a gap under the bridge. The gap can trap food and leave the area subject to bacterial infection.
Dr. Anzalone can fill the empty socket with bone graft material to stimulate regeneration of new bone in the space left by the missing tooth. The newly formed bone will preserve the height and thickness of the jaw ridge where the tooth is missing, which will help hold adjacent teeth stably in position and will simultaneously prepare the site for an immediate or future dental implant. This bone grafting procedure is known as a socket graft or ridge preservation.
In many instances, a dental implant can be placed at the same as the bone graft. The regenerated bone will then fuse with the implant surfaces and the implant will be securely anchored.
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