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Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure that involves the removal of one or more teeth from the mouth. While extractions are typically a last resort treatment option, they may be necessary in cases where a tooth is severely damaged or infected, or if it is causing problems with the alignment or positioning of other teeth.

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

There are several reasons why a person may need to have a tooth or teeth extracted. One of the most common is severe decay or damage that cannot be repaired with a filling or crown. If the decay or damage has spread to the pulp or nerve of the tooth, a root canal may be necessary. However, if the damage is too extensive, extraction may be the only option. 

Another reason for tooth extractions is gum disease. When the gums become infected, they can pull away from the teeth, causing pockets to form between the teeth and gums. Over time, these pockets can become deeper and lead to bone loss, which can cause the teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. 

Tooth extractions may also be necessary if a person’s mouth is overcrowded, and there is not enough room for all of the teeth to properly emerge. This can cause teeth to become impacted, which can lead to pain and damage to adjacent teeth.

Tooth extractions

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Tooth extractions are typically performed by an oral surgeon, who will administer local anesthesia or IV sedation to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure. The dentist will then use specialized tools to loosen the tooth from its socket and gently remove it from the mouth.

Once the tooth has been fully removed, the dentist will clean the extraction site and may a bone graft material to promote bone healing for future dental implant surgery. Patients may experience some swelling and discomfort after the procedure, but these symptoms can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses.

Benefits of Treatment at Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery

At Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery, patients can expect to receive the highest quality care from an experienced and skilled surgeon. The practice offers a range of anesthesia options to ensure patient comfort and uses the latest techniques and technologies to minimize pain and swelling and promote faster healing. With a focus on patient education and personalized care, Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery is committed to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and wellness.

Tooth extractions may be necessary in cases where a tooth is severely damaged or infected, or if it is causing problems with the alignment or positioning of other teeth. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, it is important to seek treatment from a qualified oral surgeon. At Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery, you can trust that you will receive the highest quality care and support throughout your procedure and recovery. Contact the practice today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options for tooth extractions.