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  • Everything I have had done at Premier Smile Center has been top-notch. The treatment I received was thorough, precise and extremely professional. I never felt like just another patient because they took the time to listen to my concerns. They addressed my issues and we agreed on the treatment plan together.

    The staff is very friendly, warm and extremely knowledgeable. I felt relaxed and comfortable knowing I chose the right place to get the dental work I needed. Dr. Johnson is very humane and very knowledgeable, and she does amazing work. I like the friendliness and honesty of the whole practice. I was not confident with my smile, in fact I was very self conscious and rarely smiled. Premier Smile Center has changed all that. My smile is one of the things I like the most.

    Maria
  • I was terrified to receive a root canal, but I knew it had to be done. After meeting with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bui, I felt better about the procedure. They educated me on the process. I was comfortable and had no pain—which was my biggest worry. I love coming to the office. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctors and staff educate you on what they are doing and why it is needed.

    The dentist was a place I visited only when I desperately needed to, and now I’m in the office every few months. I don’t live near the office anymore, but as long as they’re there, I will be driving over to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to Premier Smile Center, I now have healthy, pearly white and almost perfectly straight teeth.

    Adriana
  • When I first came to the practice, my teeth were in terrible condition. From the beginning to the end of my treatment, Dr. Johnson and her entire practice were outstanding, professional and extremely understanding of my needs. Dr. Johnson is honest and very hands-on, and the practice feels like a family and not a factory. Thanks to Dr. Johnson, I now have a great smile.

    Arthur
  • Coming to Premier Smile Center was a life-changing experience for me. Although I was a registered nurse, I had the worst teeth ever—a missing tooth, discolored teeth and a crooked smile. Dr. Johnson explained to me in detail how she could give me a beautiful smile. She and her staff have been truly supportive and non-judgmental about my teeth. Dr. Johnson is compassionate, understanding and a joy to talk to, and the staff are friendly, efficient and caring. They encouraged me to go on when I was feeling down, and now I can smile confidently.

    The treatment I received has greatly increased my self-esteem. I can smile and laugh unashamedly and join into a group conversation, and not just be a passive listener. I also have better health and nutrition. It is the best investment I have ever made for myself.

    Gloria
  • Premier Smile Center has always treated me like family, and my experience as a patient of Dr. Johnson’s has been nothing but satisfactory. Dr. Johnson is brilliant, and the practice is clean, friendly and professional. Before I came to the office, the condition of my teeth was depressing. As a result of my treatment, I have more confidence and less anxiety associated with a messed-up mouth.

    Clayton
  • Before coming to Premier Smile Center, I had not been to a dentist in some time. I needed some periodontal work done, fillings and wisdom tooth extractions. What initially struck me was the warm welcome I received from the front office staff, and I had virtually no wait time before I was greeted by Dr. Johnson. She was incredibly professional and explained everything she was doing as she conducted the initial exam. She made her recommendations and scheduled a return visit to repair some fillings and pull two wisdom teeth.

    What was truly amazing was that within 24 hours Dr. Johnson herself called to check on me and asked how my experience was. My wisdom tooth extractions went flawlessly, and I experienced very little bleeding and no pain during or after the procedure. Again, Dr. Johnson called me afterward to check how I was doing. I like Dr. Johnson’s warm and sincere concern for her patients, and I also like her professional staff. I am always impressed by the warm, professional nature of everyone in the office.

    Daniel
  • From the moment I arrived at Premier Smile Center over a year ago, Dr. Johnson and her entire staff have been amazing. Needless to say, anytime you have a cosmetic procedure done there will be nerves and lots of questions. Within minutes into my initial consultation, these concerns subsided. Unlike other dental practices I have been to, Dr. Johnson took her time and explained what I should expect from beginning to end with Invisalign. I continue to receive compliments on my smile every day. I love it! I have already and would recommend her again to anyone I know. A huge thank you to Dr. Johnson and the Premier Smile Center staff for making my experience fabulous!

    Erica

Tooth Extraction / Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Your Fort Lauderdale dentist will try to save a problem tooth from extraction whenever possible…

Tooth Extraction

…but there are times when the damage to or position of a tooth is so severe that there is no other option but to perform an extraction. In cases like this, Dr. Charmaine Johnson and her team at Premier Smile Center work diligently to deliver skilled, gentle tooth extractions.

Gentle Tooth Extractions in Fort Lauderdale

When a tooth is so damaged that there is no way to successfully restore it, a tooth extraction is necessary. Every adult tooth has an established root system that must also be extracted along with the crown of the tooth. The complete removal of this system is critical to prevent infection or other negative side effects, especially when the problem tooth is already decayed or severely compromised.

The most common reasons for tooth extraction include:

Tooth extractions are a routine procedure but can be a labor-intensive process for your dentist. The physical extraction of the tooth is the first part of the procedure, while the second part involves the removal of any infected tissues, washing of the socket, and a thorough elimination of any bone or tooth fragments before the surgical site is closed.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that erupt in the very back of the mouth, usually in the late teens or early twenties. Most people do not have room in their mouth to accommodate the development of these teeth. In many cases, wisdom teeth erupt incorrectly or at an angle (impacted), which is painful and potentially damaging to the rest of the mouth. Poorly erupted wisdom teeth can result in bite misalignment, crowding, tooth or jaw damage, infection, and even decay.

Gentle wisdom tooth extraction for non-impacted wisdom teeth is recommended for many patients so they can avoid jaw pain, swelling, infection, sensitivity, and stiffness – all the symptoms that can develop when wisdom teeth become impacted.

Dental Restorations After a Tooth Extraction

After a tooth is extracted, a small amount of bone graft material is placed to preserve the socket and prevent bone resorption. This also sets the tooth up for a future dental restoration to replace the missing tooth.

Once the site of extraction has healed, you can discuss restoration options with your Fort Lauderdale dentist and pursue a replacement for the missing tooth. You always want to replace a missing tooth to protect the health and position of the surrounding teeth, maintain face shape, and keep teeth fully functional. Repairs include:

Get a Tooth Extraction from Your Fort Lauderdale Dentist

At Premier Smile Center, we perform gentle tooth extractions and have multiple ways to help keep patients comfortable during the procedure. Oral sedation and laughing gas, along with numbing agents, allow for comfort during an extraction and minimize dental anxiety.

If you are experiencing pain and suspect an impacted wisdom tooth, or if you want to discuss tooth extraction, contact our Fort Lauderdale dental office to schedule a consultation.

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