Tooth Extractions – Jacksonville, FL
Preserving Oral Health & Function
At Jacksonville Dental Specialists, patients trust us to help them achieve and maintain a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. That includes keeping their natural smile healthy. Unfortunately, there are cases where removing a tooth is the ideal solution to help patients maintain their optimal oral health. When this is the case, our team of experienced dentists are here to help, offering safe, comfortable tooth extraction services to keep patients smiling. When you’re ready to get started with a dentist who can keep you smiling, call our dental office in Jacksonville to schedule an appointment. The Jacksonville Dental Specialists team can make even the most advanced treatments, like tooth extraction, completely comfortable.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
There are many reasons why we might remove teeth, including impaction (inability of the tooth to erupt), crowding, and advanced tooth decay or damage. Wisdom teeth are easily the most often extracted. This late-erupting third set of molars are often too large to fit within the patient’s natural smile line. For this reason, these teeth often do not erupt from the gum line naturally, and they can cause other teeth to shift out of healthy alignment. For these and other reasons, we often recommend wisdom tooth extraction.
Multiple Tooth Extractions
Patients may need to have two or more teeth removed after they’ve experienced facial trauma, when preparing for an advanced tooth replacement prosthetic, if tooth decay is spreading over several teeth, or for any number of other reasons. Regardless of the reason, we will do our utmost to remove all teeth on the same day in order to limit your discomfort and ensure you make a complete recovery as soon as possible.
Extraction Site Preservation
In order to maintain the optimal level of oral health and retain the maximum bone density and gum tissue volume, we may recommend extraction site preservation. This treatment is often recommended when patients are likely to replace missing teeth using dental implant posts in the near future. However, it can be beneficial for almost anyone. Following the loss of a tooth, the diminished supportive bone and gum tissue allows surrounding teeth to shift out of place and the loss of structure can change facial shape and lead to a number of other concerns, including additional tooth loss. Site preservation creates the necessary stimulus to prevent tissue degeneration and keep your tooth socket functional until you can replace the lost tooth.
As part of your treatment planning process, we will provide a personalized post-operative dental care plan to ensure you get back to smiling confidently right away. Some basics you should always keep in mind following an advanced procedure include:
- Get plenty of rest in the first few days after your procedure. Our bodies heal best during deep sleep, so make sure you’re getting a full night’s rest. You should also avoid any very strenuous activities for at least the first 48 hours after treatment.
- Consume only liquids for the first few days after treatment, and gradually reintroduce foods that are more difficult to chew as you feel comfortable.
- Absorb blood with clean gauze and replace gauze regularly as the material because saturated.
- To relieve pain and swelling, use ice packs at 20 minute intervals. The cold can also help to slow blood flow.
- Take care when brushing and flossing remaining teeth. Avoid irritating the extraction site. In some cases, we’ll provide an oral rinse. Otherwise, simply swish the area with cool water regularly to remove food particles as the site heals.