Extraction in St. Armands, Venice, and Englewood, FL

Does the thought of getting an extraction leave you feeling anxious and apprehensive? Thanks to modern digital technology and sedation techniques, tooth extractions at Tarpon Shores Dental are virtually painless.

Why Is Extraction Necessary?

Our highly skilled dentists near you do their best to save the natural tooth, but at times, the damage may be beyond repair. Once you come in for your consultation, we will assess your teeth and walk you through all the options before determining the most suitable one.

There could be several reasons for tooth extractions, such as:

  • A tooth that is broken or cracked beyond repair
  • Severe gum disease which may weaken tooth roots
  • Tooth decay that has developed and spread
  • Overcrowded dentition that may require extraction to balance the dental arch
  • An impacted wisdom tooth that may need to be pulled or abscesses that may have become painful

Sedation Techniques before an Extraction Procedure

Normally, our dentists in St. Armands, Venice, and Englewood, FL will use local anesthetic to perform the extraction. He or she may use oral injection, for example, to numb the nerves and gums around the tooth. We will first apply some topical numbing gel to avoid feeling the prick of the injection.

If the extraction at Tarpon Shores Dental is more complex, the oral surgeon may use general anesthesia before the procedure. Extractions can be performed by general dentists or oral surgeons, depending on the requirement.

What to Expect during an Extraction

The sedation will desensitize the area around the tooth, and you will feel no pain during the procedure. You may experience pressure in the area as the dentist rocks the tooth back and forth to loosen it from the socket.

However, this pressure should not be confused with pain; we keep our patients relaxed and comfortable throughout the extraction procedure. The dentist will use instruments like forceps and elevators to pull the tooth.

We, at Tarpon Shores Dental, suggest requesting a friend or family member to take you home. It usually takes a day or two to recover and fully heal after a tooth extraction.