Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
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Just Like Pulling Teeth – Tooth Extractions Explained

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction, or removal of individual teeth from the sockets in which they sit, is a procedure performed when a tooth has sustained damage or decay serious enough to render it unsalvageable. Teeth that become loose inside the mouth may also need to be extracted if bone grafting is insufficient to restore them. Extractions are also indicated for other reasons, including to make room for braces, to accommodate the eruption of permanent teeth, to prepare for head or neck radiation treatments or the administration or cancer drugs, to reduce the risk of systemic infection and to eliminate the potential complications of wisdom teeth. By learning what to expect from a tooth extraction, patients can alleviate anxiety and prepare for a successful procedure.

Prior to an extraction, an oral surgeon, affordable dentist or other dental care professional will take x-rays as well as a full dental and medical history in order to determine the best approach to follow. They will need to assess the location of the problem tooth in relation to surrounding teeth, the sinuses and to critical nerves in the jawbone. Antibiotics may also be prescribed in advance of the procedure under certain circumstances, and extractions will typically be performed only on patients who have not suffered from a cold or cough in the preceding few days.

Tooth removal dental care procedures either fall into the category of simple extractions or surgical extractions. The former classification describes extractions done on teeth that are visible. The dentist works first to loosen the tooth and then uses forceps to remove it. The latter classification refers to more complicated events involving teeth that are broken at the gum line or that have yet to fully erupt. In such cases, removal of bone and strategic breaking of the tooth itself may be required. The level of sedation used in these procedures will depend on the complexity of the work to be done, but in any case, patients should not feel pain during the extraction.

Those undergoing extractions will receive detailed guidance on what they should expect following their procedure. Pain can be managed with anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, warm compresses and by following a soft diet for the first few days. Extractions do involve the risk of complications such as inadvertent damage to neighboring teeth, jaw fractures, damage to the sinuses, numbness and ongoing pain. When such issues arise, it is important that patients contact their affordable dentist without delay.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocala, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Ocala. 

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