Precision, gentle dental extractions support immediate pain relief, sustained oral health

An extraction is a common and sometimes necessary dental procedure that is performed to preserve the overall health and wellness of the mouth and not just a single tooth. Patients very often have dental fear when they need to have a tooth extraction.  The compassionate team at Chesterland Family Dental Care, led by Dr. Brianne Fratantonio, understands dental anxiety and will remove the infected tooth quickly and efficiently with little or no pain, REALLY!  In addition to anesthetic, we offer conscious sedation options for dental anxiety. 

A healthy partnership

We believe in the power of partnerships. We will work closely with you to identify even modest adjustments to oral hygiene that can make a big difference in your oral health and overall wellbeing. Since we visit with our patients at least every six months, we can monitor for problems early. When conditions are detected early into the decay or disease process, they can be treated promptly and, generally, in a non-invasive manner. Prompt attention and ongoing monitoring also mean we can help you avoid the pain and other side effects associated with one of the most common types of dental extraction: wisdom teeth removal.

The problem with wisdom teeth

These molars are the teeth towards the very back of your mouth. By the time they try to break through your gums, you may not have sufficient room in your mouth to accommodate them. As wisdom teeth try to erupt, they place pressure on the overlying tissues. This can result in intense pain. Additionally, these teeth may press up against neighboring teeth and damage them. With proactive care, we will tend to the impacted wisdom teeth before they produce pain and other symptoms. Also, our precision approach to extraction provides immediate pain relief. Today, you can benefit from all sorts of non-invasive equipment and safe, fast-acting medications to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout treatment.

Other reasons for tooth extractions

An intense toothache may be indicative of deep tooth decay. We work with you to keep your teeth healthy. However, not all decayed teeth can be preserved or restored with root canal therapy. In those cases, we will recommend emergency extraction. This process provides immediate pain relief. You will also be on the road to a healthier smile (and body) in no time. We discuss tooth replacement options to avoid bone loss and other destructive processes that occur when teeth are lost. These options may include conventional and implant-supported dental bridges and dentures.

Learn more about Extractions and other advanced dental care technologies

Call (440) 491-4001 to schedule an appointment

Many other conditions that may require a tooth to be extracted can also be managed or prevented. For instance, custom mouthguards protect teeth from severe fractures (or from being knocked-out!) due to sports-related injuries. Not all teeth can be successfully “re-rooted.” And, again, not all fractured teeth are appropriate candidates for root canal treatment. Do not wait for problems to arise. Call (440) 491-4001 to schedule an appointment at our Chesterland office, and also serving Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Chardon, Munson, Kirtland, Russell, Chagrin Falls, Novelty, Mayfield, and neighboring communities.

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD
Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD
Daniela Diaz, DMD
Trudy Amstadt, DDS

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Biology from John Carroll University. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Ohio Dental Association (ODA), American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies, Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and Dental XP Externship. She is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient relationships.

Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD, received his postgraduate training at Case Western Reserve University Dental School. He is a member of the ADA, ODA, Northeast Ohio Dental Society, International Association of Orthodontics, American Orthodontic Society, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Past President of the Northeastern Ohio Neuromuscular Study Club.

Daniela Diaz, DMD, earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and took part in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at MetroHealth Medical Center. She keeps updated with the latest technologies and follows various continuing education courses to expand her skills. Dr. Diaz is a member of the ADA, ODA, American Association for Women Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association, and Greater Cleveland Dental Society (GCDS).

Trudy Amstadt, DDS, is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has followed advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns and bridges, occlusion, and neuromuscular dentistry. She has memberships with the American Dental Society, ODA, GCDS0, and various study clubs.