More about Tooth Extractions
A tooth extraction may be necessary because of decay, trauma or crowding. Before an extraction, the following restorative options should be considered:
Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, the tooth extraction process is considerably less invasive and painful than in the past. Always remember that our team of skilled professionals are here to help ease stress and provide comfort.
Tips for before your procedure:
- Ask questions – being “in the know” helps patients feel more in control.
- Be aware of the recommendations for aftercare.
Tips for a smooth extraction recovery:
- Avoid smoking for the recommended amount of time following your extraction.
- Avoid rinsing your mouth vigorously.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
- Follow the diet your dentist suggests.
The most common reasons for tooth extractions are overcrowding (often with wisdom teeth), trauma, and disease.
At a minimum, all patients will have numbing agents administered before a tooth extraction. General anesthesia is used in some cases at the discretion of the dentist and the patient.
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Our office accepts all PPO insurances and we match HMO pricing. If you are without dental insurance coverage, we will do our best to work with you to afford treatment.
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Dr. Michelle Luis, a south Florida native, practices as a general dentist with substantive experience with fillings, crown and bridge, veneers, extractions, dentures, Invisalign, and root canals.
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Dr. Luis easily connects with her patients and provides services using a multifactorial approach, involving a clear communication style, the utilization of innovative methods, a gentle approach to the application of services, and a high degree of diligence and professionalism.
Dr. Michelle Luis holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science and a Doctorate in Dentistry from Nova Southeastern University.
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