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While your dental care team tries to salvage your tooth as much as possible, sometimes, extraction is the best course of action. But tooth extraction shouldn’t send you into panic mode. At Simply Smiles, we provide residents in Sarasota and nearby cities Palmer Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Bradenton, Florida, gentle tooth removal services to benefit your overall oral health.

Why a tooth removal is necessary

Like mentioned, we try everything possible to salvage your tooth, but in specific instances, tooth extraction is the last resort. Here are scenarios when tooth removal is necessary:

  • Impaction: It occurs when one tooth grows awkwardly, pushing the nearby teeth. That may lead to infection, swelling, and bleeding gums. Typically, the cause for this condition is wisdom teeth, where an extra molar tries to grow at the back of the mouth. But since there isn’t room for another tooth to grow, it extends horizontally. As such, it’s vital to remove this tooth before it causes oral complications.
  • Severe tooth decay or injury: Where your tooth has decayed or damaged beyond restoration, removal may be the best option.
  • Overcrowding: Where a tooth causes overcrowding, leading to teeth misalignment, removal may be necessary.

While you may think of tooth extraction as a painful ordeal, most patients experience improved comfort and restored oral health.

What to expect during the tooth removal process

Are you shaking your boots because of an upcoming tooth extraction? You can shelve your panicky thoughts. Tooth removal is a straightforward and painless procedure. If your tooth can be seen from the mouth, Drs. Kira Gekht and Jade Rivera perform a simple extraction using forceps and local anesthesia.

We perform a surgical tooth extraction where the tooth has not erupted or broken above the gum line. This procedure is also performed under anesthesia, so you don’t need to worry about pain or discomfort. After the procedure, we will stitch the extraction site to allow the healing journey to begin.

After the tooth extraction treatment, your mouth will feel sore, but the recovery should be smooth if you follow our aftercare instructions.

Are you looking for tooth removal services in Sarasota, FL, and the nearby locations? Please dial (941) 877-5262 to book an appointment with the Simply Smiles team.

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