Tooth Extraction Fleming Island FL

If your wisdom teeth are coming in or you have a severe infection, we may have to perform a dental extraction. Some patients may think that dental extractions are painful. However, we use local anesthetic and dental sedation, so patients will not feel pain during treatment. Extractions also remove the source of patients’ pain and improve their oral health. As a general dental treatment, extractions prevent problems like overcrowding, tooth damage, and decay. We welcome our patients to learn more about what happens during tooth extraction procedures in our Fleming Island, FL office and how extractions can stop future dental problems.

Tooth Extractions in Fleming Island, Florida

Tooth Extractions in Fleming Island, FL

Dental extractions are typically categorized as simple or complex. During simple extractions, we remove teeth that are above the gum line. We use a local anesthetic to numb the treated area so patients will not feel any pain. These extractions also only take several minutes. Alternatively, complex extractions remove teeth at or below the gum line. Because it can take hours for this type of treatment, we use dental sedation. Sedation calms patients so they will feel relaxed and may even fall asleep during treatment. 

We provide patients with gauze after extraction to protect the site and prevent problems like dry socket. It is normal for a blood clot to form over the extraction site to protect the nerves in the socket.  Dry socket occurs when this blood clot is dislodged, exposing the sensitive nerves. Keeping gauze at the extraction site and avoiding the site when eating can help prevent problems like dry socket. We will also ask patients to stay on a soft diet after their treatment. 

Removing Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to emerge behind the back molars. For many patients, wisdom teeth can cause pain and problems like overcrowding. If wisdom teeth do not have enough room to emerge, they can cause overcrowding, dig into other teeth, and cause severe pain.

At regular dental visits, we take dental x-rays to keep track of the smile. If you feel pain in the back of your mouth behind your molars, contact our office so we can view your wisdom teeth and plan extraction treatment if needed. Although not every patient requires an extraction for their wisdom teeth, removing these teeth earlier than later can prevent complications.

Contact Our Ofice Today

If you have overcrowded, impacted, or infected teeth and need a dental extraction, please call 904-284-9911. Feel free to request a dental appointment on our website.