While our goal is always to save your natural teeth, there are times when we determine that removing a tooth is in your best interest. This may be due to severe decay, irreparable damage, advanced gum disease, or before orthodontic treatment. The team at Magnolia Green Dental Care Dental Care will work to make your extraction as easy and stress-free as possible.
How are extractions performed?
Before removing a tooth from your mouth, we will first take a detailed look at your dental and medical health history and will also take X-rays. From your X-ray, we will be able to understand information about the shape, length, and position of the tooth and the bone surrounding it.
The area of your mouth will be anesthetized before the extraction so that you do not feel any pain. We use a local anesthetic injection to numb the area of the mouth where the extraction will take place. Once the site has been numbed, the tooth is loosened then extracted with dental forceps. The area is then cleaned thoroughly. Once extraction is done, we may or may not choose to close the area with a stitch. A piece of clean gauze is placed at the site to control bleeding. After the tooth has been removed, it is important to keep the extraction site clean to protect it from infection.
If you have a troublesome tooth and you wish to get it evaluated, or if you have other concerns related to your oral health that may need attention, please feel free to contact the office of Magnolia Green Dental Care Dental Care for an appointment. You may give us a call at (941) 240-2750. Our practice is located at 6975 Professional Pkwy. E., Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34240.