POINT MEADOWS DENTISTRY
General Dentist in Jacksonville, FL
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$159 Simple Extraction
$269 Surgical Extraction
$389 Wisdom Extraction
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TOOTH EXTRACTION SPECIALS
Limited Time - 3 Days Left
• $159 Simple Extractions • $269 Surgical Extractions
• $389 Wisdom Extractions
COMMON EXTRACTION QUESTIONS
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Your Tooth May Need to be Extracted if:
Severe Tooth Pain
Jaw Pain or Stiffness
A Presence or History of Gum Disease
Swollen Gums Surrounding Just One or Two Teeth
Pain that Worsens with you are Biting or Chewing
If you are experiencing any of the signs listed above, have a history of any symptoms or diseases that often require extraction, or have any further individual questions about extractions, do not hesitate to call Point Meadows Dentistry today. A member of our team will be happy to help you! You can also read more about the procedure and what to expect after your tooth extraction, HERE.
Does a Tooth Extraction Hurt?
Many people think of a tooth extraction as a painful and anxiety-provoking experience. However, if you are living with pain in your mouth from a tooth, having that tooth pulled will not only be a sweet relief from the pain, it can even help to prevent other problems from arising for your oral health in the future.
A tooth extraction involves removing an entire tooth down to the roots, nerves included. At Point Meadows Dentistry, we want our patients to maintain all of their natural teeth for as long as possible; however, there are some situations where removing a tooth may be the best option.
Some of the most common reasons for a tooth extraction include:
Severe infection that have caused the deterioration of most of the tooth and possibly the bone beneath.
Extensive tooth decay that makes a successful restorative treatment impossible.
Dental crowding, often caused by insufficient space or the eruption of extra teeth.
Type of Extractions:
Simple Extraction: Simple dental extraction involves the removal of a visible tooth. This procedure is often carried out using a local anesthetic to numb the area and reduce the pain experienced by the patient. Simple tooth extractions are preferred when feasible because they are easier to carry out typically have fewer adverse effects than surgical extractions.
Surgical Extraction: Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that are not easily accessible inside your mouth. This may be because they have not erupted through the gum completely or because they are fractured under the gum line.
Reasons to Replace an Extracted Tooth
All of your teeth have an important job to do in your mouth. Your teeth allow you to chew and make your food more digestible. Not to mention, teeth aid in the pronunciation of words and make it possible to speak. Missing teeth can also have an impact on our appearance. But, this is not the worst of what can happen if you do not replace missing teeth.
Here is a list of situations that can happen after a tooth is removed and not replaced:
An empty tooth space opens the opportunity for a neighboring tooth to super erupt. This is when a tooth tries to overcompensate for the missing tooth by growing and filling the gap since there is nothing there to stop it.
You put yourself at risk of bone resorption or bone loss. This bone loss will cause your cheeks and lips to look sunken in, instantly aging you.
The teeth next to the empty space will shift toward each other and try to fill the space, resulting in a partial gap and crooked teeth.
A shift in the alignment of your teeth will also have a negative impact on your bite and the way you chew your food. Without your full chewing function, the remaining teeth will attempt to pick up the slack of the missing tooth by absorbing more force and weight. This will unfortunately prematurely age your teeth and put you at an increased risk for chipped and fractured teeth.
When you visit Point Meadows Dentistry, we will carefully examine your oral health and determine if a tooth extraction is the right call. If you need an extraction, Dr. Andrew Zerbinopoulos is extremely skilled and will work to ensure that your treatment is as painless as possible. We will also provide you with specific post-treatment instructions. If you misplaced your post-surgery directions you can download a copy below.
Following your extraction, we will provide options to return your smile to a functional beautiful state with a natural-looking replacement tooth.