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Tooth Extractions – Jacksonville

Say Goodbye to Your Troublesome Tooth

Do you have a tooth that seems to be causing nothing but trouble? No one wants to have a tooth extracted. This is always the last resort for your dentist. Ultimately, in some cases, teeth are beyond repair and need to be removed to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. That’s why at Distinctive Dentistry, we offer tooth extractions in Jacksonville. To find out if a tooth extraction is the right option for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why Choose Distinctive Dentistry for Tooth Extractions?

  • Nitrous Oxide & Oral Conscious Sedation Options
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Flexible Financing Available

Reasons Why Tooth Extractions Are Necessary

Woman with a toothache

We always do everything in our power to help patients keep their natural teeth. However, sometimes it isn’t a viable option. Here are some reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary to restore your overall dental health and function:

  • There is severe, irreparable damage or decay to the tooth
  • An extraction is needed for the long-term success of a restoration
  • To allow for a patient to get orthodontic treatment
  • If a tooth is impacted and unable to properly erupt
  • When a primary tooth won’t fall out on its own
  • If there isn’t enough room in the mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth

The Process of Removing a Tooth

Illustration of a tooth extraction

Teeth are removed by one of two methods: pulling and surgical extraction. Teeth are only “pulled” when they have fully emerged from the gumline. In this case, we will begin by numbing the area around your tooth and using a clasping tool to shift the tooth around until it breaks away from the gumline. If pulling a tooth isn’t possible, the tooth will need to be surgically extracted. For this procedure, a small incision is made into your gum tissue, allowing us to reach your tooth and remove it completely.

To determine the ideal extraction method for you, we need to closely examine your smile in person. If necessary for your case, we will also discuss tooth replacement options to prevent complications of tooth loss.

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Woman taking a pill

Before you leave our practice, we will provide you with a specific aftercare plan to prevent complications and remain comfortable. Everyone’s case is different, but here are some of the key steps we recommend for a speedy recovery:

  • Rinse with saltwater 24 hours after your procedure
  • Avoid using tobacco products until your mouth has healed
  • Elevate your head while sleeping
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed medications as directed
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and discomfort
  • Stay away from hard, crunchy, and sticky foods until the area heals