Ever heard of the common saying “as fun as pulling teeth?” That’s why Drs. Lelchuk, Ressler, and Hirschl provide Periodontal Sectioning services for our clients in the Miami area. It is a quicker and easier extraction process. The tooth is broken into multiple pieces then removed from your mouth. It creates a minimally painful and shorter recovery time. Learn more at our offices in North Miami Beach and Miami Beach.
Three situations require sectioning: wisdom teeth, multi-faceted or unique teeth, and pediatric extraction. Each of these procedures provides a better experience for both the patient and your Miami dentist. Wisdom teeth extraction is the most common sectioning procedure. They are the last set of molars to come in and are also the biggest. This naturally makes it harder to remove. Sectioning them is the only way. Uniquely rooted teeth are much sturdier than others. Their roots are deeper or more intricate. Sectioning addresses these problems. Lastly, a child is much more apprehensive of a tooth removal than an adult. Sectioning requires a lot less force. It also leaves a much smaller wound. This greatly reduces the recovery time and risk of infection. These benefits are great for everyone, especially children.
The procedure starts with a local or general anesthetic being applied. This minimizes your pain and discomfort. Once the area is numb, your Miami dentist begins the procedure. The pulp is cut and the tooth sectioned into pieces. Throughout the procedure, water flushes out any debris or tooth fragments.
Follow your provided post-operative instructions afterward. Doing so keeps any stitches from loosening. Eat softer foods at first. Avoid hot foods for as long as necessary. Do not engage in any physical activity. Contact your dentist with any questions.
Drs. Lelchuk, Ressler, and Hirschl are located in both North Miami Beach and Miami Beach. You can schedule an appointment through our website or by calling. To reach the Intracoastal Mall office, call 305-949-2630. For the Mount Sinai Medical Center, contact 305-532-1444.