Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Teeth in Boca Raton
Gentle, Comfortable Extractions
Our top priority is to make any dental procedure as painless and comfortable as possible. Dr. Radu is very experienced with extractions and has developed a series of techniques for giving painless injections that help make tooth removal a very gentle procedure. He uses special thin elevators almost exclusively, which nudge the tooth out of the socket, and he does not use any chisels or hammers in the extraction process.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, usually in a patient’s late teens or early twenties. Sometimes they grow at an angle, which can make surrounding teeth become crooked. Other times they only partially emerge above the gumline, creating a condition where food gets trapped in the gums. This attracts bacteria and promotes gum disease. An impacted wisdom tooth is one that never breaks through the gum line at all, and this condition can make it harder to extract if it needs to be removed.
Our doctors perform very gentle tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth.
Our doctors know how to gently extract wisdom teeth, but also know when it would be best to refer an extraction to an oral surgeon. After a thorough examination, they will find the best option for you.
When a tooth is extracted, the empty socket is no longer receiving the stimulation a tooth provides to the bone and tissue. Our doctors use a procedure called socket preservation whereby they fill the socket with a biocompatible bone grafting material to effectively preserve surrounding bone as well as stimulate new bone and tissue growth.
Socket preservation is also often done to build up the jawbone for a dental implant when the patient does not currently have enough bone to support one. Even if the patient is not having an implant placed now, socket preservation prepares the socket for a future implant.
Comfort and Relaxation
We take great care to see that our patients are as comfortable as possible during an extraction or any dental procedure. We provide pillows, blankets and warm towels, as well as music you can listen to on headphones or speakers.Even though Dr. Radu’s injections are painless, we also offer additional methods, if needed, to ease your anxiety. We can provide nitrous oxide or oral sedation to help you feel more relaxed and calm.