Your Office for Tooth Extraction in Palm Harbor
Whether you have a tooth that's been significantly impacted by decay or multiple teeth that have been damaged by trauma, extraction may be the best course of action for your smile. At Delicate Dentistry of Palm Harbor, we're proud to offer skilled and compassionate Palm Harbor and Central Palm Harbor tooth extraction services. You can rest assured that our dental team, led by Dr. Luisa Rodriguez Levine, will work hard to make your time with us as relaxing and comfortable as possible.
We know that tooth extraction can be unfamiliar and intimidating for some patients. That's why we take the time to break down the process and answer any questions you may have about it. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get the healthy smile you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and get the skilled tooth extraction services you need!
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Does My Tooth Need to Be Extracted?
Although your teeth are durable and can last decades of repeated biting and chewing, they're susceptible to wear and trauma. When your tooth's structure has been weakened by decay or a break in its protective enamel, harmful bacteria can enter and infect its pulp chamber. Unfortunately, tooth infection can significantly impact your oral health and overall well-being. When this happens, the tooth may require extraction to protect your smile.
Some of the most common reasons we may need to extract your tooth include:
- Tooth Decay: Tooth decay or cavities are holes that form on the surface of your teeth. Plaque buildup, overconsuming sugar, and poor oral hygiene can lead to cavities. Although tooth decay can be treated if caught in its initial stages, advanced tooth decay can compromise your tooth's structure and infect it. If left unaddressed, it can cause decay to your tooth and necessitate infected tooth removal.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. The initial stage of gum disease, gingivitis, is characterized by swollen and irritated gums and can be reversed through proper oral hygiene. However, once gum disease progresses to a certain stage, bacteria can eat away at your gum tissue, expose your tooth roots, and infiltrate your jawbones, leading to tooth loss.
- Trauma: Everything from car accidents to sports injuries can damage your tooth and loosen it to the point where you need extraction. When your tooth has been damaged down to the roots because of trauma, failure to act can lead to an infection that can spread throughout your smile. No matter the nature of your tooth's trauma, our tooth removal team can extract it and protect your oral health.
Our Unique Approach to Tooth Extraction
When you first meet with our dental team, we'll ask you various questions about your tooth. Has it been causing you pain, and if so, how bad is it? Have you noticed extensive bleeding from around your tooth? Did you recently get injured with your teeth being the main point of contact? From there, we'll conduct a comprehensive oral exam that looks at the condition of your teeth and gums. Finally, our dentist will create your personalized extraction plan. Your plan will also include details on how we'll replace your missing tooth an help restore your oral health.
Tooth extraction can be a major decision, and it's normal to have questions about it. Whether you'd like to know how long recovery takes or if you need to alter your daily routine following extraction, our team is here to give you the answers you need. Some of the most frequently asked questions about extractions include:
If you properly care for your smile following extraction, you can expect your gums to heal anywhere from 7-14 days. However, it's important to note that any trauma to the area can extend your healing times.
We recommend that, for your safety and comfort, you take the rest of the day off to recover following your extraction. Our dentist may also recommend that you refrain from heavy lifting 1-3 days after your procedure.
During your initial visit, our dentist will sit down with you and determine whether extraction is necessary and how many teeth need to be removed. If you do need multiple teeth removed, she'll decide if extracting them during the same appointment is the best course of action.
Palm Harbor Tooth Removal Services
At Delicate Dentistry of Palm Harbor, we understand how challenging it can be to need one or multiple teeth extracted. That's why we offer time-tested Palm Harbor tooth extraction services in a relaxing and calming dental environment. Our dentist will work with you to remove your tooth and restore your oral health. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!
CALL US: (727) 786-4298 REQUEST APPOINTMENT