Many patients who experience tooth decay or damage, such as a tooth fracture or chip, can repair the tooth through fillings, root canals, the placement of crowns or the bonding of the original tooth pieces. But sometimes, the damage to the tooth is so extensive or severe that the tooth must be removed from the mouth in order to maintain the patient’s oral health.
There are a variety of reasons that a tooth may need to be removed including:
- Extensive decay
- Periodontal disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis
- Trauma resulting in painful, abscessed, and/or loose teeth
- Tooth crowding or an extra tooth which prevents health adult teeth from growing properly
When you visit Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center of Panama City for your initial consultation, you will undergo a thorough oral examination and may receive additional x-rays of the tooth that must be removed. Dr. Claussen will create a plan for the tooth extraction, taking into consideration your age, the presence of gum disease, and your tooth’s relationship with other areas of your mouth such as your sinuses, nerves, and other teeth.
Many tooth removals can be completed during a single visit, in which case the evaluation and removal are performed at the same time. Most tooth removal procedures are completed using a local anesthetic to mitigate any pain and our patients can return to work or school following their extraction. If you prefer to be sedated or “go to sleep,” it is mandatory that you attend a pre-operative appointment to evaluate you and discuss your anesthesia options. This allows us the opportunity to review your medical history, determine what procedure(s) are needed, and otherwise prepare you for your procedure.
With his extensive training as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Eric Claussen is highly qualified to remove single and multiple teeth from the mouth. We invite you to schedule a consultation at our office in Panama City, FL. Our well-trained office staff and highly skilled surgical team are happy to help in any way possible to restore your oral function.