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By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
November 12, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you have a tooth problem causing you pain or discomfort? Dr. Vincent Grosso of Grosso Dental in Kissimmee, FL, is here to offer you the right treatment. The dentist will examine you comprehensively to determine whether a root canal treatment or extraction is right for you.

When Is Root Canal Treatment Recommended?

A root canal is recommended when the pulp is damaged by an infection due to decay, crack, chip in the tooth, or faulty crown. However, this procedure can only work if the infection is not established. 

When Is Tooth Extraction Recommended?

A dentist might recommend a tooth extraction when nothing can be done to save the tooth. For example, if a tooth has developed a large cavity that greatly compromises its structure, it can be impossible to repair it. In such a case, extraction is the only option. 

Which Of the Two Procedures Is Better?

Both root extraction and root canal treatment in Kissimmee, FL are effective in dealing with various problems affecting teeth. No method is better than the other. Your dentist will examine your condition accordingly to determine which of them is most suitable. They will also explain why they chose the procedure and answer any questions you might have.

Root Canal Procedure

When you go to the dentist for a root canal procedure, they start by numbing the tooth and the surrounding area. They then create a tiny opening into the affected tooth to expose the canal. They can use tools like a microscope to have a better view of the canal if need be. 

From there, the dentist removes the damaged tissue from the canal, then cleans and disinfects it. The canal is then filled with a biocompatible material, which protects it from infection. The tooth can also be filled with a crown or filling to restore its normal appearance and function. You may feel some discomfort after the procedure, but that shouldn’t worry you as it goes away after some time. 

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Just like in the tooth canal procedure, the dentist will first numb your teeth as the first step of tooth extraction. From there, they use some specialized equipment to loosen the tooth and pull it out. You might feel some pressure during the procedure and bleed lightly after. The dentist will give you a piece of gaze to bite for around 45 minutes after the procedure. You may also experience pain a few days after the procedure. The dentist will recommend some pain killer to relieve the pain until you are healed. 

Sometimes, determining whether a root canal treatment or extraction will solve your dental problems is not easy. However, you don’t have to worry; Dr.  Grosso of Grosso Dental in Kissimmee, FL, will help you know which procedure is most suitable after a thorough evaluation. Call (407) 350-5969 to book an appointment.

By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
July 22, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

Retaining your natural teeth for life is ideal, but there are times when you may need a tooth extracted. Extracting a diseased or damaged tooth can prompt better oral health by preventing the spread of infection to other areas of the mouth. At our dental office in Kissimmee, dental extractions are performed by Dr. Vincent Grosso who can determine if your tooth should be extracted.

When Extraction is Needed

There are several reasons why you may need a tooth extracted. When a tooth is so severely infected that it cannot be preserved through root canal treatment, extracting the tooth is best. Pulling out the tooth prevents infection or decay from spreading beyond the affected tooth to other areas of the mouth. In addition to stopping the spread of infection, another benefit of extracting a problem tooth is that any pain or sensitivity caused by the infection will subside.

Some specific reasons for performing dental extractions at our office in Kissimmee include:

  • A severely infected, damaged, or decayed tooth
  • Overcrowding in which there is insufficient space between teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth that will not fully erupt
  • Deciduous (baby) teeth that have not fallen out on their own

Tooth Extraction Procedure

The procedure for extracting a tooth is fairly straight forward, provided there are no unusual circumstances, such as odd positioning of the tooth’s root. One of the first steps after determining a particular tooth should be extracted is to take x-ray images. The images allow the dentist to examine the tooth’s root and the bone surrounding it. If potential challenges are identified in how the root is positioned, adjustments can be made prior to the extraction procedure to ensure everything goes smoothly.

At the time of the procedure, a local anesthesia will be applied to numb the extraction site. During the process of extracting a tooth, steps are taken to safeguard the bone surrounding the tooth and root so no damage is incurred. In some cases, a minimal amount of bone-grafting material is placed into the socket after the tooth is removed. This helps preserve bone, which is important as there is a possibility of bone loss over time following the loss of a tooth. Once the tooth has been successfully removed, the area is stitched closed and should be completely healed within one to two weeks.

Extracting a severely damaged or decayed tooth can lead to better oral health by preventing the problem from spreading. If you think you may need a tooth extracted and want to learn more about dental extractions, call our office in Kissimmee at (407) 350-5969 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grosso.

By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
December 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

Could a tooth extraction improve your oral health? In some cases, removing a tooth is the best option for your dental problem. Your ToothExtractionsKissimmee, FL, dentist, Dr. Vincent Grosso, helps you care for your smile with extractions and other dental services and procedures.

 

When might I need an extraction?

An extraction may be recommended if:

  • You have extensive tooth decay: Fillings aren't an option if decay has destroyed most of your tooth. Extracting the tooth may be the only solution if you have widespread decay. Once the tooth is removed, it can be replaced with a dental crown or dental implant.
  • It's time to get rid of your wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically appear during the late teen years. Unfortunately, many people don't have enough room in their mouths for these teeth. Your Kissimmee dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth if they're blocked by bone or tissue and can't erupt, or if they are unhealthy after erupting normally.
  • You had an accident: A blow to the face during a basketball game, car accident or a fall can damage teeth. In many cases, it may be possible to treat damaged teeth with dental crowns, root canals and other treatments. Unfortunately, extraction is the only option if the damage extends to your tooth roots.
  • You're getting braces soon: Your orthodontist may ask your Kissimmee dentist to remove a few teeth if you'll be starting orthodontic treatment in the near future. If your teeth are crowded, extracting several of them can improve the results of your orthodontic treatment.
  • You have a dental abscess: An abscess occurs when a bacterial infection attacks the pulp in the center of your tooth. The infection can travel to other parts of your body via your bloodstream if you don't receive emergency treatment. Antibiotics and root canal treatment are often very effective in treating abscesses. Unfortunately, an extraction may be needed if the infection lingers even after you received treatment.

Do you need a tooth extraction? Call your Kissimmee, FL, dentist, Dr. Vincent Grosso, at (407) 350-5969 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
February 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

There are numerous procedures for correcting and treating various dental problems. Infected or damaged teeth can be spared, tooth extractionstrengthened, or restored through such procedures as root canal therapy or the installation of dental crowns. In some cases, though, the best course of treatment is an extraction of the damaged or infected tooth. A dentist can examine your problem tooth and tell you if an extraction is needed. Dr. Vincent Grosso is your dentist for gentle dental extractions in Kissimmee, FL.

Reasons for Extraction

There are several oral conditions in which extraction of a tooth is needed. In most cases, a tooth is extracted when there is no possibility of restoring it. In such cases, extraction prevents infection and decay from spreading to other areas, potentially saving additional teeth from extraction down the road. In Kissimmee, dental extractions are performed in the following cases:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Overcrowding of the teeth
  • Extensive tooth trauma or damage due to injury
  • Extensive infection and decay that cannot be treated with a root canal
  • Baby teeth that have not fallen out on their own

Extraction Procedure

There are several steps to performing dental extractions. Once it is confirmed that an extraction is needed, x-rays are taken. X-rays give the dentist an opportunity to observe the positioning of the tooth’s root. Unusual tooth root positioning could cause potential complications when performing the extraction. The x-ray also allows the dentist to observe the condition of surrounding bone and identify additional complications that might come up. Knowing these things in advance helps the dentist prepare for a smoother procedure. Before the procedure begins, local anesthesia and a sedative will likely be administered to minimize pain. The dentist will then gently remove the problem tooth.

There are several situations in which a tooth extraction is needed. Conditions such as overcrowding, extensive decay, or tooth damage are sometimes best resolved through extraction. To find out if an extraction is needed in your case, schedule an appointment with Dr. Grosso, your Kissimmee, FL, dentist for dental extractions, by calling the office at (407) 350-5969.