Extracting Teeth – Bad Teeth Out, Summer Smiles In
- Thursday, 12 May 2022 20:46
The temperatures are finally staying warm here in Cleveland! At Ocoee Oral Surgery we want you looking and feeling your best when you’re out having fun in the sun. Sometimes getting a tooth pulled is the only option available to maintain the mouth’s overall health. If you are feeling any of the following pain points, let us help you get summer-ready with a tooth extraction.
Extracting Broken Teeth
When one of your teeth breaks, especially near the gum line, it may need to be extracted. A dental professional could cap the broken tooth with a crown if addressed quickly enough, but in many instances extraction is necessary. When a broken tooth needs to be pulled, Ocoee is here to help.
Extracting Teeth with Tooth Decay
One of the many purposes of those annual dental exams is to detect early signs of tooth decay. When bacteria enter the flesh of a tooth, that tooth sometimes must be removed to stop the spread. When this occurs, the tooth must be extracted to make sure that no other teeth are affected by the decay and that the gums and jaw do not become compromised.
Extracting Teeth Due to Gum Disease
Gum disease, if left untreated, can destroy ligaments, tissue, and bone that support your healthy teeth. When these structures weaken they loosen their hold on your teeth. That can lead to the extraction of one or multiple teeth before they eventually fall out on their own (a situation that you want to avoid if possible).
Extracting Impacted or Overcrowded Teeth
When the teeth are severely overcrowded, one or more may be removed to create more space and promote the proper alignment of the remaining teeth. Similarly, an impacted tooth that grows only partially beyond the gum line or is tilted at an abnormal angle may need to be pulled. Many people have their wisdom teeth removed for this very reason, to allow more room for the remainder of the patient’s teeth.
Trust Ocoee Oral with Your Tooth Removal
When teeth are extremely decayed, damaged from trauma, or causing secondary dental problems due to location – a tooth extraction may be the best choice. If you need an extraction, or you are worried that one of your teeth may be on the verge of extraction, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Please give us a call at 423.479.8544 or schedule an appointment via our contact page to get your smile summer-ready!
A New Year and a New You with Dental Implants
- Wednesday, 22 December 2021 18:52
Here at Ocoee Oral Surgery we believe that dental implants can be life-changing for patients who suffer day-to-day difficulties with their dentures or bone loss. To start 2022 right, why not consider a permanent tooth replacement solution?
Here are some reasons why denture wearers should consider dental implants.
Get Your Bite Back
You probably noticed a major change in your diet and eating habits after getting dentures. Dentures can make it challenging to chew food thoroughly, and some hard or chewy foods are completely off-limits.
However with dental implants your dentures are firmly held in place. This sturdiness helps expand your diet. Eat what you like without stopping to adjust your teeth!
Be More Confident
Have you ever felt your dentures slide or shift positions in your mouth while you were smiling, talking to someone, or eating with a friend? Tooth loss isn’t something to be embarrassed about, but it’s hard not to feel embarrassed when your teeth are visibly moving.
Again, the adherence provided by dental implants will save the day. Smile with confidence and talk without covering your mouth. Your dental implants will stay in place and free you from worrying about whether or not your teeth are moving.
Have a Permanent Solution
It’s easy to drop slippery dentures while cleaning them, and they can shatter in your sink or on your bathroom floor. Even if you manage to avoid this kind of damage, dentures wear with time and need to be relined or replaced.
Dental implants don’t need to be taken out to be cleaned, you clean them just as you would natural teeth. With good care, they should last the rest of your life!
Patients who have dentures may think that they aren’t candidates for dental implants, but dental implants are appropriate for many. To find out whether or not you’re a candidate for dental implants, read more about our dental implant procedures at Ocoee Oral Surgery here, and schedule a consultation or call us today at 423.479.8544!
Is Wisdom Teeth Removal a Must?
- Wednesday, 10 August 2016 19:52
Wisdom teeth is common for many teens and young adults. While it is a common procedure, is it always necessary? Each person and case is unique and should be reviewed on an individual basis. Here are a few reasons removing wisdom teeth may be beneficial to your dental health.
We recommend removing wisdom teeth when they begin to cause gum problems. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain and swelling. If wisdom teeth have only partially broken through the jaw and tissues they are especially vulnerable to infections and cysts within the jaw bone and gum tissue.
In addition to crowding other teeth, the pockets they create can fill with bacteria and food causing damage to surrounding teeth. This can cause cavities within the root system and tooth extraction will likely be required.
Wisdom tooth removal may also be recommended if their position hinders chewing or jaw function. In some cases they can cause pain and damage to the soft tissues inside the mouth or cause discomfort while chewing.
Tooth alignment can also be affected as wisdom teeth come in. They can press against other teeth and consequently undo the work of braces, bridges, crowns, partial dentures and other types of dental work.
While there are a variety of reasons wisdom tooth removal may be beneficial, they may not have to be extracted if they are healthy, have fully broken through, are functioning properly and are not crowding other teeth.
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort from wisdom teeth, call our Cleveland oral surgeon to schedule an appointment.
Dental Implant FAQ
- Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:53
Dental implants can be the permanent answer for individuals struggling with tooth loss. Dental implants provide a structurally sound restoration with the appearance of natural teeth. Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions from patients considering dental implants.
Q: What are the benefits of dental implants?
A: Dental implants bond well to the jawbone and create a strong fit that are less likely to weaken over time. This option provides a natural appearance and feel.
Q: Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
A: There must be sufficient bone material for long term success with dental implants. X-rays and a jaw exam will help to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. A bone graft may be recommended if you have experienced bone loss.
Q: What is the cost of dental implants?
A: Consider the long term cost of dental implants versus the long term cost of alternatives. While dentures and dental bridges may have a lower initial cost, they will lose their shape over time and will need to be replaced. Dental implants provide a lifelong solution.
Q: Should I do anything specific to take care of my dental implants?
A: Dental implants require care similar to that of your natural teeth. Proper brushing and regular visits to your dentist will ensure your natural, shining smile.
Our Cleveland oral surgeon provides a variety of dental implants, bridges, dentures and other alternatives to lessen the impact of tooth loss in your daily life. Contact us today for more information on tooth loss and dental implants.
Dental Implants for Tooth Loss
- Friday, 17 June 2016 18:08
Decay, trauma and disease can all be factors in tooth loss. Missing teeth effects people of all ages and impacts eating, speaking and other components of daily life. In some cases, tooth loss isn’t preventable, but regular dental care can ensure the health and durability of your teeth.
There are several common reasons for tooth loss.
Poor Oral Hygiene
Poor oral hygiene is one leading causes of tooth loss. When you neglect caring for your teeth and gums you increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Both of these conditions can lead to tooth loss. Proper flossing and brushing can help to keep your smile strong, healthy and intact.
Sugary and acidic foods are especially harmful to your teeth and gums. A balanced diet that is rich in nutrients can strengthen the bones surrounding your teeth and prevent against tooth loss. Not only is a healthy diet important for your oral health, but it is an essential component in your overall health.
Contact sports and physical trauma are another leading cause in tooth loss. Mouth guards and other protective equipment can help ensure the health of your team.
Smoking leads to a host of problems and tooth loss. Not only does it weaken and infect the gums, tissues and bones, but it is the leading cause of oral diseases and cancers.
Limited Preventative Care
Regular visits to your dentist can detect problems in their early stages and help to create a strong and healthy teeth and gums.
If tooth loss is impacting your quality of life, our Cleveland oral surgeons can help. From bridges and dentures to dental implants, we have the solution to fit you lifestyle. Call oral surgeon office today at 423.479.8544 to schedule an appointment.