Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides oral surgery in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Our practice offers anxiety-free oral surgery services to help you feel at ease. We understand that all kinds of dental procedures, and dental surgery in particular, can cause patients to feel anxious and put off getting the care they need. Each of our doctors practices patient-centered care, which means that all of your concerns are met with empathy and compassion. We treat you the same way we’d treat members of our own family.
We offer the following oral surgery services at Dental Partners of Vero Beach:
It’s always our goal in dentistry to preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime. Sometimes, though, a tooth is so compromised that it must be extracted in order to restore your oral health. We provide gentle tooth extractions using local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Learn more about Tooth Extractions
Wisdom Teeth Removal
There was a time when getting wisdom teeth out was a rite of passage for young adults, but these days, they may be left in place as long as they’re not causing any oral health concerns. Unfortunately, the location of the wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth make them prone to crowding and infection, so extraction is often needed.
Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Surgery
What is considered oral surgery?
Oral surgery is any procedure performed in or around the mouth and jaw.
Is oral surgery a major surgery?
While there are oral surgery procedures that are considered major surgeries, tooth extractions are considered minor.
Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
No, wisdom tooth removal is not painful, as we use a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the area surrounding it. In the days following your procedure, you are likely to experience some swelling and tenderness at the site—if your wisdom teeth were fully or partially impacted, you can expect more discomfort than if they were fully erupted. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medications are usually sufficient to relieve any pain.
When should a tooth be extracted?
There are a few reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. Sometimes, jaw size and/or dental crowding means that teeth must be extracted prior to orthodontic treatment to allow the teeth room to shift into their proper positions. A tooth that is fractured below the gum line must be extracted, as it cannot be repaired. Essentially, any tooth that cannot be saved with restorative dentistry or a root canal should be extracted.
Can an extracted tooth be replaced?
Yes, unless your tooth is extracted because it is a wisdom tooth or to make room for orthodontic treatment, it should be replaced. Your options include a dental bridge or dental implant. If you have a number of adjacent teeth that are missing or an entire arch of missing teeth, a full or partial denture is another option.
Call 772-569-4118 to schedule your appointment.