Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

Adriana Albite, DMD

W. Roger Long, DDS

Bethany Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA

When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?

patient undergoing an oral procedure with a treasure coast dentist

While your Treasure Coast dentist will take extra precautions to preserve your healthy natural teeth, there are times when a tooth extraction is necessary. Even though pulling a tooth isn’t easy, there are some circumstances where doing nothing about a damaged tooth could result in more significant oral health issues.

woman with tooth pain in need of a treasure coast dentist

Facts About Tooth Extraction

What Is a Tooth Extraction Procedure?

A dental procedure called a tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket or alveolus. Although conventional dentists and periodontists can often carry out this surgery, oral surgeons specialize in more complex cases.

Signs That You Should Get a Tooth Pulled

Significant Tooth Decay

The accumulation of plaque and tartar on the surface of teeth causes tooth decay. Plaque and tartar buildup may result in an infection if the disease is severe enough to compromise the tooth enamel. To stop bone loss and other oral health problems, your oral surgeon may need to extract the painful tooth and replace it with a dental implant or another dental restoration 

Wisdom Tooth Removal

The erupting wisdom teeth will hurt in the back of your jaw if there isn’t enough room in your mouth for it to do so since it will press against the adjacent molar. In addition, your other teeth will shift out of place as the impacted wisdom tooth competes for space. Crooked teeth are more likely to get cavities, dental decay, and infections because they are more difficult to keep clean.   

Periodontal or Gum Disease

Plaque and tartar will accumulate on teeth without routine brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings, causing gum irritation and disease. It’s important to note that patients may experience different gum issues that seriously influence the bone that supports the teeth. Once the bone has lost too much density, the oral surgeon may advise tooth extraction in favor of a bridge or dental implant to protect the remaining teeth.

patient undergoing an oral procedure with a treasure coast dentist

Are You Looking for a Reliable Treasure Coast Dentist?

At Smooth Sailing Dental, our team can help you prepare for your tooth extraction procedure. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer!  

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Coronavirus Announcement Now Offering Telehealth Consultations! COVID-19 Patient Screening Form

Dear Patients and Parents,

We are thrilled to announce the immediate availability of our secure telehealth video service! We now offer fully HIPAA-compliant video conferencing for our patients and friends that is:

Our new video chat service is completely safe and secure, fully protects the privacy of the patient, and works on Android and iOS, on PCs and Macs! The software is fully vetted and tested so that our patients and friends can rest assured that their protected health information will remain private and secure. All you need to have is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Web Cam and audio capabilities and a good internet connection! We are now scheduling appointments for new and established patients to video chat directly with the dentist to review your existing treatment plans and/or answer any of your dental need questions. Patients may schedule video chat appointments by calling our office and speaking with our staff available during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,
W. Roger Long, DDS, PA
Bethany T. Wierzbicki, DMD, MBA