Saving Hopeless Teeth
Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which we try to avoid whenever possible to prevent additional complications. The good news is that our oral surgeons in Port Saint Lucie, FL are well experienced in advanced root canal therapy, a procedure that removes the pulp chamber of a tooth and fills it with a filling material, saving the tooth. With modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are quite manageable, and we can do them here, with the team you already trust, instead of referring you to another office.
In-House Tooth Extractions
In the unfortunate situation where a tooth is too damaged or infected, extraction is the best option. We do most tooth extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another office. Our compassionate manner and gentle touch will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.
Third Molar Extractions
Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, develop later than other adult teeth, usually between 17 and 25. These teeth are located at the very back of the mouth, often causing impaction if they don’t fit in the arch of the upper or lower jaw. Impaction does not allow the tooth to grow straight up; instead, it becomes enclosed in the jawbone. This can create a range of problems, as they push and crowd other teeth, making them grow in improperly. Cavities easily develop as they are difficult to keep clean. Infection can even occur in the jawbone. The best solution is to have them removed as soon as they develop, before these problems and the density of the jawbone increase, making it more difficult to extract them.