Restorative dentistry consists of treatments and procedures that correct or improve dentition to bring back oral health. From filling cavities to tooth replacement with dentures or bridges, our therapeutic options can help you have a healthy smile once again.
Dr. Tim Anastassatos typically removes teeth that are severely damaged, decayed, or diseased. You can always trust our team to attempt to save your natural tooth. However, there are times when an extraction is the best way to avoid further problems. For example, if you have an untreated infection that endodontic treatment can’t remedy. Instead, we must pull the tooth. Your Phoenix, AZ dentist will later replace the extracted tooth with a partial dental implant or a bridge.
A common reason why we remove teeth is impaction. This condition often happens with wisdom teeth. The last set of molars usually attempt to erupt between 17 and 25 years of age. Problems occur because our mouth lacks sufficient room to accommodate the third molars. This is particularly true if the patient has undergone orthodontic treatment. Wisdom teeth cause existing teeth to move and become misaligned. Even more, they can become infected or impacted. For that reason, these teeth are known to cause pain or discomfort. That is why many Healthy Smiles patients choose extraction.
If it is determined that you need tooth removal, Dr. Tim Anastassatos will begin by numbing the treatment area. This step will eliminate any pain or discomfort. After the procedure, we will provide post-extraction instructions. It is normal to have a little bleeding. Gradually the gap left behind by the absent tooth root will be filled with a blood clot.
Avoid rinsing your mouth for the first two days. If you must flush, do so gently. If your mouth swells, apply an ice pack or cold compress to the area. Also, contact Healthy Smiles right away. You can brush and floss as you like you do every day, but stay away from the extraction area. By following the aftercare instructions prescribed by Dr. Tim Anastassatos, you will encourage faster healing.