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Tooth Extractions – Englewood, FL

Protecting Your Oral Health From Further Damage

When oral health problems arise, it is always our goal to help you maintain your natural teeth. This is because no matter how real an artificial tooth may look or feel, it will not provide you with the full functionality of a natural tooth. Unfortunately, there are certain instances when a tooth cannot be saved. At Tarpon Shores Dental, Dr. Mesh performs tooth extractions in Englewood, but only if it’s in your best interest. Whether you have a tooth that’s been severely injured or one that is crippled with decay, let us protect your oral health by calling and scheduling an appointment today.

What Are Some Reasons for Tooth Extractions?

A woman holding her cheek, in pain, at the dentist

Your dentist in Englewood is the only person who can determine whether a tooth should be extracted or not; however, some common reasons include:

What is the Extraction Process?

Infected tooth

When preparing for a tooth extraction, you’ll probably feel a bit anxious. The good news is that Dr. Mesh will make sure you are completely comfortable before starting any part of the procedure. Here is what you can expect:

  1. 1.   You’ll receive local anesthesia to numb the area of the tooth. You will experience no pain throughout the procedure, and if necessary, you might receive a stronger dose that will put you to sleep.
  2. 2.   Depending on the type of problem we’re dealing with, Dr. Mesh may need to cut your gum tissue and use forceps to remove an impacted tooth. It will be gently loosened with a back and forth motion. If he discovers the tooth is too difficult to remove in one piece, he will break it apart to remove it.
  3. 3.   After the tooth is extracted, Dr. Mesh will pack the socket with gauze, and you’ll need to bite down to help stop the bleeding. If necessary, he will place a few stitches to close the area of the gums he originally opened.

It’s important that if you experience a dry socket, which occurs when the blood clot in your socket breaks loose and exposes the bone, he’ll need to provide a sedative dressing to cover the socket and protect it until a new clot begins to form.

What Happens After the Procedure?

A dentist performing dental work on a female patient

After having your tooth pulled, there are a few steps you’ll need to follow to reduce any pain or likeliness of infection. These include:

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