Tooth Extractions

Though our permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are situations where tooth extractions become necessary to keep our oral health in check. We understand that this procedure has a less-than-stellar reputation, and it often makes people uneasy. But here at Coral Gables Dentistry, we're committed to making it as pain-free and comfortable as possible.

What Are Tooth Extractions?

Tooth extraction is a dental process during which a dentist or oral surgeon removes a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. There are two types of dental extraction: Simple extraction that it’s for visible and easily reachable teeth and surgical extraction which involves making a small cut to access and remove a tooth that is not easily reached.  

Why Would I Need Tooth Extractions?

There are several reasons why you might need a tooth extraction. The most common reasons include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Tooth infection
  • Overcrowding of teeth
  • Irreparable damage or breakage
  • Wisdom teeth causing issues

Your dentist will recommend this procedure if it is necessary to preserve your oral health and prevent further complications.

Is Tooth Extraction Painful?

You shouldn’t feel pain during the extraction. Your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. In some cases, depending on your preference or the complexity of the extraction, they might recommend other options like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or even general anesthesia.

What Should I Do After a Tooth Extraction?

After a tooth extraction, it's important to follow your dentist's instructions for optimal recovery. Bite gently on the provided gauze pad to control bleeding and take any prescribed medications as directed. Applying ice packs can help reduce swelling, and limit strenuous activities for a few days. Stick to a soft diet initially, avoiding smoking and drinking through a straw.

Do You Need Tooth Extractions in Coral Gables?

If you need a tooth extraction, trust the experts at Coral Gables Dentistry to provide a comfortable and caring experience. Our dentists will prioritize your well-being during and after the procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and ensure a smooth and pain-free dental experience!


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