Sarasota Tooth Extractions

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Tooth Extractions at Sarasota bay Dental

At Sarasota Bay Dental, we focus on conservative care and will always try to save damaged or problematic teeth with restorative treatment before suggesting an extraction. However, if the damage is too severe to be remedied with a filling, crown, or root canal, an extraction may be necessary. We also offer gentle extractions to remove problematic wisdom teeth. If tooth removal is required, our modern extraction techniques, tools, and sedation dentistry options will ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the entire process.

closeup of dental tools and x-ray

Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Problematic wisdom teeth are by far the most common reason for tooth extractions. However, extractions may also be necessary for orthodontic purposes, to prepare for a dental implant or dentures, or to remove a tooth that has been seriously damaged by decay, periodontitis, or an oral injury.

During your appointment, Dr. Miller will thoroughly assess your dental health to determine whether an extraction is necessary. Call us today to schedule your visit.

Problematic wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are our last set of molars and they typically grow in during a patient’s late teens or early twenties. Many people do not have enough room in their jaw for these teeth to grow in without causing problems. The insufficient room in a patient’s jaw can cause wisdom teeth to grow in sideways or become “impacted,” (meaning that they get stuck underneath the gums and cannot erupt all the way). This can lead to infections and other painful side-effects. For these reasons, most patients opt to have their wisdom teeth extracted when they begin to erupt.

basic extractions

Basic extractions take about five minutes per tooth, and they are performed using local anesthetic to keep you comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Using a dental elevator and forceps, Dr. Miller will gently loosen the tooth in its socket and remove it. The area will be cleaned and sutured shut, and your gums should heal within one to two weeks.

If you feel that sedation dentistry would make you more comfortable during your extraction, don't hesitate to ask Dr. Miller about your options before your appointment.

Gentle Tooth Extractions in Sarasota

Dr. Miller is dedicated to the comfort and safety of our patients. Our goal is to ensure that you do not feel anxious or nervous about any procedure, including tooth extractions. If your wisdom teeth are erupting or if you have a tooth that has been damaged, call us today to schedule a consultation to determine whether an extraction is necessary. Dr. Miller will thoroughly examine your mouth and offer honest advice about the best course of action. Give us a call at (941) 200-3723 or come by our office at 2809 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243 to schedule your appointment.