Strong teeth play an important role in your appearance and oral health. If you struggle with issues such as a weak jawbone or infected teeth, not only can it negatively impact your confidence, but also your entire smile. That’s why at Davie Advanced Dentistry, our team of experienced dentists are dedicated to providing you with solutions to your dental issues to help ensure that your teeth last for years to come.
Our Davie practice offers oral surgery and various therapeutic procedures to improve your oral health. We’ll make sure that your dental experience is as comfortable and straightforward as possible. Read more to learn about our treatment options and how you can receive quality dental care with Dr. Abbo.
Oral surgery refers to any operation that’s done on your teeth, gums, jawbone, or nearby structures. This can include procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, gum grafts, and root canal therapy. Experienced dentists such as Dr. Abbo and our team have the necessary experience and advanced training to conduct oral surgery procedures. That way, you can be confident in knowing that both your teeth and smile are in good hands.
A tooth extraction is performed for patients who have severe tooth damage or decay as a result of bacterial infection. This procedure is also done to prevent issues such as overcrowding in the mouth. During your initial consultation, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction as a last resort and only when your oral health is under extreme threat. If a severely infected tooth is not removed, it can potentially spread to the surrounding gums and nearby teeth.
Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel anything during your tooth extraction. Our Davie office also offers sedation dentistry to eliminate any fear you may potentially experience.
Your teeth play an important role in stimulating your jaw so that it stays strong for the rest of your smile. If you suffer from missing teeth or periodontal (gum) disease, this can cause your jaw to weaken and deteriorate over time. As a result, your oral health can begin to decline and increase your risk for further complications. Fortunately, our Davie practice can conduct a bone graft to assimilate existing bone tissue into your jaw.
That way, the new tissue will integrate with the rest of your jaw to promote better tissue growth. A bone graft can also be performed as a supplemental procedure to make you a better candidate for dental implants.
Most patients think that root canal therapy is painful — that is simply untrue. If your tooth becomes severely infected, root canal therapy can be the only way to remove any harmful bacteria without having to completely remove it. The procedure is done when an untreated cavity has spread to the center of your tooth, infecting the root while also causing extreme pain and sensitivity for the patient.
During root canal therapy, one of our dentists will remove the infected pulp from inside the tooth while also cleaning it at the same time. A filling is then placed inside your tooth and is then topped off with a dental crown. The result is a renewed, beautiful smile that’s healthy.
The first few weeks after oral surgery are the most crucial in your recovery. It’s important to always make sure to follow your dentist’s post-op instructions, which will be given to you right after your procedure. This will ensure your recovery is quick and as healthy as possible. If you regularly visit our Davie office for dental exams with our helpful staff, you can expect a quick recovery and resume your regular day-to-day routine.
Tooth extraction is a relatively painless procedure, since your dentist will either apply a local anesthetic or use one of our sedation methods. During your treatment, our staff will also monitor you and ensure that you’re feeling as comfortable as possible. While you may feel some discomfort a few days after your tooth extraction, this usually subsides on its own and can be managed with over-the-counter medication and by applying a cold compress.
The recovery period for a bone graft can take anywhere from two weeks to two months depending on your oral health. During your initial consultation at our Davie office, your dentist will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of your recovery time based on the health of your teeth and jawbone. Since a bone graft gradually fuses with your jawbone, it’s important to give it time to properly heal.
Root canal therapy is painless and generally doesn’t cause headaches for patients. In fact, infected teeth can cause pain in your jaw, face, and head. That’s why it’s important to receive the necessary dental care you need to save your tooth and clear out any infection. If you feel that your headaches stay the same or are getting worse after your procedure, our office recommends contacting your general physician for further assistance.
If there are any complications with your procedure, we recommend calling our Davie office immediately at (954) 434-3331 to receive care from our expert dentists. They’ll evaluate your teeth and jaw to determine the dental issue and find the best course of action. After your oral surgery, our team will provide you with a list of post-op instructions to reduce the risk of complications with your smile.