No matter how well you care for your teeth, almost everyone will need a tooth pulled at some time. According to statistics 69% of adults between 35 to 44 have lost 1 or more permanent teeth. By age 74, 26% have lost all permanent teeth. Tooth disease, decay, or damage left untreated can lead to a need for an extraction. Many times wisdom teeth (the 3rd molars) need to be removed to prevent decay and crowding of other teeth.
In some cases, tooth extractions can be a simple procedure requiring a local anesthetic. The process can be quick and nearly painless. Other extractions can be more complex and require special surgical techniques to remove the damaged teeth. In these cases, For patients who need it, Dr. Hameroff is able to administer IV Conscious Sedation and perform the surgical procedure. Under a deeper level of sedation the patient is completely pain free and will not remember the procedure when they wake. They wake without the painful tooth and, in most cases, are able to go back to their normal activities within a few days. Instructions are given regarding care of the extraction site and patients will be given an appointment to return to see the Doctor for a final evaluation.
When you need your tooth extracted, you will want to have the treatment done by a skilled dentist who is caring, compassionate and gentle. Dr Hameroff has been performing these procedures for more than 3 decades, with a reputation as the leading periodontal specialist in the area. Call for information or to schedule your appointment. Our caring and knowledgeable staff are waiting to take your call at 352.596.1771.