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Tooth Extractions – Jacksonville, FL

Removing Troubled Teeth For a Healthier Smile

Dentist holding an extracted tooth

No matter what kind of oral health problems our patients are facing, we carefully weigh all the factors involved so we can recommend the best treatment for their oral health. Although a tooth extraction is usually a last resort, sometimes it’s necessary for you to move forward with a healthy smile. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Baxter, make your comfort a top priority throughout the entire procedure and also offer sedation dentistry to make it stress-free. If you think you may need a tooth extraction, don’t hesitate to give our office a call so we can create a treatment plan that’s right for you!

Why Choose North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry For Tooth Extractions?

  • We Put Even the Most Fearful Patients At Ease
  • Oral Sedation Available Upon Request
  • Gentle, Reassuring Chairside Manner

Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Distressed woman touching her cheek

A tooth extraction in Jacksonville may be necessary if you have any of the following issues:

  • A cavity or fracture has destroyed most of your tooth’s structure, leaving it unable to support a simple dental filling or crown
  • As preparation for dentures
  • If you have overcrowding (especially before orthodontic treatment)
  • Wisdom teeth that are impacted or don’t have enough room to come in
  • Advanced stages of gum disease in which the teeth have become loose

Different Types of Tooth Extractions

Model of an impacted wisdom tooth

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The vast majority of people need to have their wisdom teeth taken out because they simply don’t have enough room for them. That can lead to multiple problems, including oral infections, cysts in the jaws, sinus problems, and alignment issues with the other teeth.

Even in cases where the wisdom teeth aren’t currently causing problems, there’s a good chance they will down the road, so extractions are a proactive way to prevent more serious problems later on.

Multiple Tooth Extractions

In some cases, more than one tooth needs to be extracted at the same time. This may be due to several reasons such as heredity, extensive cavities, trauma, or overcrowding. 

Depending on your situation, we’ll also discuss any appropriate treatment options that may apply after your extractions such as dental implants.

Extraction Site Preservation

Dental implants are a wonderful replacement option after tooth loss because they look and feel incredibly natural. However, an extraction can leave the jawbone in the area too thin or weak to support an implant.

With extraction site preservation, we can strengthen the jawbone at the same time as the extraction by placing a grafting material in the area afterward. This will ensure that it’s healthy enough to support an implant in the future.

Post-Operative Care

Relaxed woman in the dental chair

Lastly, we’ll discuss post-operative instructions for caring for the extraction site at home, including:

  • Plan to take at least a couple of days off from work or school to heal
  • Eat soft foods and chew on the opposite side of the extraction
  • We’ll discuss pain medication at your visit – be sure to take it as directed
  • Don’t use a straw for the first 2-3 days
  • Avoid carbonated or hot beverages
  • Continue to brush and floss, but don’t directly brush the extraction area itself

Finally, don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns. We’re here to help the healing process go as smoothly as possible!