Simple & Surgical Tooth Extractions Performed in Clearwater, FL
When a tooth is extracted, or pulled, a dental professional removes the tooth from its secure socket in the jaw bone. Tooth extractions may be performed for several reasons. For instance, if a severely broken, decayed, or infected tooth cannot be restored with a filling or a dental crown, extraction may be the best solution. Additionally, tooth extractions are sometimes recommended to address overcrowding in the mouth and create space for teeth to move and realign during orthodontic treatment.
Types of Tooth Extractions
There are two main types of tooth extractions:
- Simple – If the tooth to be removed has erupted through the gum and is fully visible in the mouth, a dentist may loosen it with a special instrument (elevator), then remove it with forceps.
- Surgical – If the tooth to be removed is broken or has not erupted through the gum (such as an impacted wisdom tooth), an oral surgeon will make a small incision in the gum to extract the tooth, then close the incision.
Tooth Extractions Have Improved Through Technological Advances
At Florida Dental Centers in Clearwater, Florida, we understand that tooth extractions can be nerve-wracking for some patients, and we strive to make the procedure as efficient and stress-free as possible. We use new technology that makes the experience much more comfortable than it was in the past. Most of our general dentists can help with simple tooth extractions,* and our experienced oral surgeon is available to perform surgical extractions. When necessary, we also perform emergency tooth extractions (click here for a printer-friendly coupon).
To learn more about tooth extractions, request an appointment today at Florida Dental Centers in Clearwater, FL. We also offer the option of immediate dentures for same-day tooth replacement. We will provide you with a detailed treatment plan and written estimate up front. In the meantime, feel free to check out our current fee schedule and specials.
*Non-wisdom-tooth extractions performed by a general dentist range from $125 to $200.