Going to the dentist to have your tooth pulled can cause high anxiety and fear for patients. At Parkwood Dental, our extraction surgeries are performed with expert care.
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There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be pulled, such as:
- Loose or damaged teeth as a result of gum disease
- Teeth that are severely abscessed and cannot be effectively treated with any other method
- Preventing the spread of infection between teeth
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Our doctors also perform wisdom tooth extractions, which becomes necessary when the third set of molars in the back of your mouth cause pain in the jaw, gums and surrounding teeth.
Wisdom teeth most commonly develop between the ages of 17 and 25 and are often removed for several reasons:
- The jaw is not big enough for an extra set of molars
- The teeth grow in at the wrong angle
- They can become impacted in the jawbone or gums, causing pain
- Because they are hard to reach with a toothbrush, they can develop decay and cavities
Tooth Extraction in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Sarasota, Parrish & Oneco Dental.
Bad tooth ache? Broken tooth? Wisdom teeth coming in?
Getting a tooth removed at Parkwood Dental is not as scary as it seems. Our experienced team will get you out of pain and make you feel at home. Our dentists perform same-day tooth extractions to releive you of tooth pain. We pull teeth due to decay, disease, or trauma.
When to Consider Extraction Surgery
If you are experiencing tooth pain and suspect you may need to have it removed, scheduling a consultation with our doctors can determine the best course of treatment for you.
Using comprehensive examination and advanced diagnostic methods, our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your condition and determine if your tooth can be saved with a root canal before scheduling an extraction surgery.
The extent of surgery and amount of recovery time both depend on the type of extraction being performed and can vary from patient to patient. You will receive pre- and post-operative instructions from our doctors about how to properly care for your surgery site after the tooth is removed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we do extract wisdom teeth at Parkwood Dental on a case-by-case basis. Our doctors will determine whether the extraction can be done at our office with minimal discomfort- otherwise, the case will be referred to a specialist in town that we trust.
We use local anesthetic to get the tooth and the general area very numb before getting started. The only thing you should feel is pressure during an extraction.
We do not offer general anesthesia and any cases requiring sedation will be referred to a Bradenton oral surgeon for the procedure.
As the gums heal following an extraction, some discomfort is inevitable. Follow our post-operative instructions and take prescriptions as recommended by our dentist to reduce the amount of discomfort as much as possible. Pain should subside gradually over the span of 1-2 weeks.
A dry socket is an infection of the bone & gums of the extraction site. It is caused due to improper healing- a blood clot which forms in the socket may have become dislodged by swishing, smoking, etc.
After a tooth is extracted, some bone loss in the area is inevitable. This can be unsightly, and also make it impossible for an implant to be placed. The bone graft provides a framework, or scaffolding for your body to fill the area with your own new bone. The bone graft can also speed up healing time and reduce discomfort following the extraction.
The most important thing is to avoid after an extraction is smoking. Avoid any other type of sucking motion as well, since this can dislodge the blood clot. So no drinking through a straw, no swishing mouthwash, no spitting. Also no hot foods, and make sure no food remains in the extraction site after eating.
Same-Day Teeth Extractions
Parkwood Dental dentists offer same-day tooth extractions to get you out of pain right away. Sometimes a tooth removal procedure is unavoidable and necessary. Contact us now to learn more about the process for undergoing tooth extraction from Parkwood Dental.