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Tooth Extraction & Removal Near Dunedin

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If you’re experiencing a toothache, it’s important to address the cause, not just the pain. Schedule an oral exam promptly to determine the issue. A tooth extraction, including wisdom teeth removal, might be necessary. At Northwood Dental in Clearwater, our skilled and caring team prioritizes your comfort and well-being during every procedure. Contact us at 727.797.5161 to learn more about tooth removal or to schedule your appointment. Take advantage of our New Patient Specials! We proudly serve Dunedin and surrounding areas!

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Reasons You Might Need A Tooth Extraction

The most common reason for the removal of a tooth is severe decay or breakage:

  • Severe infection
  • Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from growing in
  • Severe gum disease
  • Making room for orthodontic treatment
  • Endodontically restoring the tooth isn’t possible
  • Fractured teeth
  • Dental prosthesis (i.e.: bridge or denture)
  • Cosmetic reasons

 

However, tooth extraction typically becomes necessary when no other treatment can resolve the infection or issue.

Signs You Might Need A Tooth Removed

Although there are various reasons a tooth might need extraction, the warning signs are generally consistent. Key indicators include overcrowding of teeth or symptoms of a severe tooth infection, such as:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold that lingers after the food or beverage has been removed
  • Throbbing pain around the tooth, jaw or neck
  • Swelling in your cheek
  • Pressure-related sensitivity
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth

Should you experience any of these symptoms, promptly reach out to our dental office. Our skilled team will alleviate your discomfort and find the best solution to protect your teeth and gums. Even without pain, scheduling your annual dental exam is crucial. This allows your dentist to detect tooth decay early, potentially preventing the need for extraction.

I Don’t Have Tooth Pain. Do I Need To Get My Tooth Pulled?

Dental extractions are recommended for various reasons, such as tooth decay, injury, and orthodontic treatment. Even without a toothache, a tooth might be too damaged for repair with a root canal or other procedures. While saving the tooth is a priority, sometimes extraction is the only option.

Tooth extractions are common in most dental offices. The procedure’s complexity varies, but anesthesia is used to numb the area and prevent pain. For more information, call, walk in, or submit an online form today. We proudly serve Dunedin and surrounding areas.

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Types Of Tooth Extractions

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Simple Tooth Extractions

These extractions are usually performed on visible teeth in the mouth, often due to decay or injury. They are typically done under local anesthesia. During the procedure, the dentist uses forceps to grasp and gently rock the tooth back and forth, loosening it until it can be easily removed.

Surgical Tooth Extractions

These extractions are typically performed on teeth broken at the gum line or those not yet erupted, like wisdom teeth. The dentist will cut and pull back the gums to access and remove the tooth. This procedure is usually done with local anesthesia, though general anesthesia may be used in some cases.

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Dental Surgery For Wisdom Tooth Removal

Nearly 85% of adults undergo wisdom teeth removal. During regular oral exams, digital x-rays monitor wisdom teeth growth. Often, dentists recommend removal to prevent future issues like partial eruptions, leading to infection, decay, gum disease, and severe pain.

Wisdom teeth removal necessitates a dental surgeon to safely and painlessly extract them. Local anesthetic is used during the procedure, and sedation is typically administered.

Concerned about your wisdom teeth? Schedule your appointment with us today! We proudly serve Dunedin and surrounding areas.

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