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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars. They appear in the very back of the mouth, usually in a person’s late teens or early twenties, but most people have wisdom tooth extraction surgery before this complication occurs. At Premier Smile Center in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Charmaine Johnson conducts routine wisdom tooth extraction procedures to prevent oral health problems from developing and eliminate the pain caused by impacted wisdom teeth
Most mouths do not have the room to accommodate wisdom teeth. We’ve come a long way from our ancestors and those extra teeth are now unnecessary for biting and chewing a modern diet. Though evolution has changed human mouths to have little need for four extra molars, it hasn’t made those molars disappear. Hence, the need for wisdom tooth extraction.
When wisdom teeth erupt incorrectly or at an angle – known as impacted wisdom teeth – this can potentially damage the rest of the mouth and cause:
When you aren’t sure if the oral health problem you’re experiencing is an impacted wisdom tooth – not all impactions erupt but stay underneath the gumline – symptoms like jaw pain, swelling, sensitivity, and stiffness are all clear indicators. Nevertheless, always see your dentist right away to find out if you’re dealing with impacted wisdom teeth or have another oral health issue that’s causing the discomfort.
Wisdom tooth extraction is done under anesthesia. Where the procedure is done will depend on the complexity of the case as well as the patient’s anxiety about the procedure. Sometimes the extraction can occur at the dentist’s office, but often it is done at an outpatient clinic or the hospital.
In general, extraction goes as follows:
The patient must be accompanied home from their procedure. Your dentist will provide detailed instructions about wound care, pain management, eating, and when regular activity can resume. Remember that wisdom tooth reaction is a surgery and healing must be complete before life can get back to normal.
There is only one way to get rid of wisdom teeth and that is to have them extracted. The cost factors for this procedure will vary. If the extraction is planned and routine, it is likely to have a lower cost than an emergency extraction that must be done at a moment’s notice. Other cost factors include:
Don’t let your worries about cost prevent you from contacting your Fort Lauderdale dentist. There are plenty of financing options available to cover what’s happening in your mouth. Sudden mouth or tooth pain, discomfort, or irritation always warrants an emergency call to your dentist. These could be signs that your wisdom teeth are making moves and need to be extracted before they cause even greater pain and damage.
If you have concerns about wisdom teeth in your mouth or your teen’s mouth, or you suspect that the oral health problems you’re experiencing are a direct result of wisdom teeth, contact Premier Smile Center in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Johnson can see you for an emergency dental appointment, if necessary, diagnosis the situation, and deliver treatment to make the pain stop and protect your teeth and gums from damage.
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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.