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Tooth Extraction in North Palm Beach

A Painless Approach to Tooth Extraction

It is not always possible to save an injured or infected tooth. Dental tooth extraction may be necessary when the original tooth is not salvageable. While many people feel nervous about having teeth extracted, we can assure you that at Orange Dental Partners, we will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure.

Tooth Extraction at Orange Dental Partners

Our highly experienced North Palm Beach dentists, endodontists, and oral maxillofacial surgeons have decades of experience working with patients facing complex dental issues and traumatic injuries. We are adept at performing North Palm Beach tooth extractions in the quickest and most comfortable manner possible, taking all necessary steps to ensure our patients feel at ease and have a speedy and comfortable recovery.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

At Orange Dental Partners, we often treat patients with emergency dental issues and advanced tooth decay. If, after a thorough examination, it is determined that a tooth is too diseased or damaged to save, we may recommend tooth extraction. In simple terms, tooth extraction refers to removing a tooth along with any surrounding infection.

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What are the benefits of Tooth Extraction?

Removing a decayed tooth can reduce harmful oral bacteria, keeping your mouth and body healthy. It can also alleviate pain, swelling, and discomfort caused by advancing tooth decay or fracture. Once the damaged tooth is extracted, it can be replaced, achieving a healthy, natural, and beautiful smile.

When is Tooth Extraction necessary?

At Orange Dental Partners, we strive to save teeth whenever possible. However, extracting a tooth may be necessary if decay has progressed to the point where the tooth cannot be repaired or restored. Likewise, an accident or injury may have broken a tooth so severely that it cannot be saved. Severe gum decay, tooth impaction, or crowded teeth may also be indications for extraction. While removing a permanent tooth is an option of last resort, the good news is it paves the way for a replacement tooth that may function better and look more appealing than the original tooth in many cases. Most patients are good candidates for extraction, although in some cases, a patient’s medical history may need to be considered prior to treatment.

Tooth Extraction Consultation and Preparation

Your dentist will take a complete history of any symptoms you may be having, conduct a thorough clinical exam, and perform any necessary imaging to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums. We will thoroughly review your medical history and review any medications you are taking. If it is determined that removing a tooth is necessary, your dentist will review the process in detail and go over any questions you may have. Your dentist will review the options for replacing the tooth that is to be extracted, including a dental implant or dental bridge.

Your Tooth Extraction Procedure

Your comfort is paramount to us. Simple extractions are typically performed with local anesthetic. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or oral conscious sedation using medication, can be used as well for patients who may have some anxiety about treatment. Once your dentist has completely anesthetized your tooth, it will be carefully and gently removed along with any surrounding infection. The space that remains after your tooth is removed is called the socket. After extraction, we will clean and disinfect the socket and apply sutures if necessary. Typically, a bone graft will be placed following the tooth extraction to help the socket heal with healthy bone.

Why Orange Dental Partners?

Our highly respected dentists and oral surgeons at Orange Dental Partners offer premier dental care with a gentle touch. We will ensure that your experience is comfortable, relaxing, and pain-free.

Recovery and Aftercare

Following extraction, some minor swelling or mild discomfort may be present, which will generally subside over several days. Your dentist may advise applying cold packs to minimize swelling, and all post-op instructions will be thoroughly reviewed. Once healing occurs, you will be ready to move on to the next step of replacing your tooth and achieving the smile you have always dreamed of.

Schedule Your North Palm Beach Tooth Extraction Consultation at Orange Dental Partners Today

The sooner you take action, the better you will feel. Call our office at (561) 898-0440 to speak with North Palm Beach’s top dentists, oral surgeons, and endodontic specialists today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks or complications associated with Tooth Extraction?

Dental extractions, in general, are a low-risk procedure. Let your provider know if you experience discomfort, swelling, or signs of infection. We can manage nearly any problem that arises and take proactive steps to avoid complications.

How long is the recovery after Tooth Extraction?

Most patients have minimal discomfort following extractions and can return to their normal routine shortly after treatment.

What can I eat or drink during Tooth Extraction recovery?

Soft, bland foods such as yogurt, smoothies, applesauce, mashed potatoes, and tepid soups will be easiest to eat during the first few days. Avoid alcohol, chewing ice, and extremely hot or cold foods.

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You don’t have to struggle through another day of dental pain and anxiety. Orange Dental Partners’ highly-trained cosmetic dentists, family dentists, orthodontists, and endodontists have the tools and techniques to identify your dental issue and resolve it, often in a way that saves and protects your natural smile. Schedule an appointment today to take the first step in getting your dental problem solved.