What are Extractions?

Extractions are dental procedures performed to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While preserving natural teeth is always preferable, there are situations where extraction becomes necessary to protect overall oral health. At St. Pete Oral Health Center in St. Petersburg, FL, our experienced dental team provides gentle and efficient extraction services to address various dental issues.

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What Do They Do?

Extractions may be recommended for several reasons, including severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, or overcrowding. Our skilled dentists carefully evaluate each case to determine the most appropriate treatment plan and ensure patient comfort throughout the extraction process.


Symptoms of Needing Extractions

  • Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Swelling or inflammation around the affected tooth
  • Damage or trauma to the tooth
  • Infection or abscess
  • Trauma or disease
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Baby teeth


Treatment Process

Before performing an extraction, our dental team will conduct a thorough examination, which may include X-rays to assess the position and condition of the tooth. Depending on the complexity of the case, extractions may be performed using local anesthesia or sedation to minimize discomfort. After the extraction, we provide detailed instructions for post-operative care to promote healing and prevent complications.


Benefits of Extractions

  • Relief from dental pain and discomfort
  • Prevention of further oral health problems
  • Improved overall oral health and function
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment or restoration with dental implants

If you're experiencing dental pain or suspect you may need an extraction, don't wait to seek treatment. Contact St. Pete Oral Health Center at (727) 345-1774 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our gentle extraction services in St. Petersburg, FL.