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Pain-free Tooth Extractions in Tampa, FL

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Tooth extractions can be extremely daunting, especially if an emergency tooth extraction is required. Luckily, our expert dental team along with Dr. Alexis Spinuso are here to help patients with pain-free tooth extractions in the 33615 area of Tampa. Having a tooth pulled can seem like a painful process, but we highly recommend seeking our expertise to ensure the process is performed safely, efficiently and almost pain-free.

On this page, we will detail our tooth extraction process for patients seeking dental extraction. At Modern Day Smiles, we can assist with emergency tooth extraction (along with various other services) and oftentimes same-day tooth extraction. To learn more about our surgical extractions, we recommend getting in touch with our team by calling us at (813) 890-0044.

What is Tooth Extraction?

When a tooth becomes decayed or plaque builds up, tooth extraction may be required to ensure your oral health is kept well maintained. Tooth extraction simply refers to the process of surgically removing a tooth from the periodontal ligaments that keep it connected to the jawbone. While this process may sound painful, at our clinic we take special measures to ensure the procedure runs as smoothly as possible. Just like with all other services, the process is kept safe and simple.

What does Tooth Extraction consist of?

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The extraction process has a few key components. At the time of extraction, our doctors will numb your tooth, jawbone and surrounding gum using a local anesthetic. Although large amounts of pressure can be felt during the process, there will be no pain. The pressure occurs due to the tooth being firmly locked and moved.

Some teeth may require sectioning, this is a common procedure that takes place when the tooth is firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved which means the socket can’t expand enough to remove. After the anesthetic is applied, our doctor will cut the tooth into sections and remove each section one at a time.

After the tooth extraction process, a blood clot will begin to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. We recommend you bite down on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes right after your appointment with us to ensure the blood clot forms. This process may have to be performed several times.

Once the blood clot forms, it’s vital you stay away from activities that disturb or dislodge the clot. Examples of these include smoking, drinking alcohol, sucking on straws, rinsing vigorously or brushing teeth next to the place of extraction. Along with this, activities like exercise can hinder the healing process so it should be limited for the next 24 hours.

Once the extraction has been completed, you may experience some swelling or mild pain around the area of the extraction. To counter this, we recommend applying an ice pack or unopened bag of food from the freezer to keep swelling to a minimum. The swelling will usually only last for 48 hours and medication may be prescribed by our dental experts in some circumstances.

When is it Necessary to Have a Tooth Pulled?

Patients who visit us for tooth extraction often wonder why they may require dental extraction over one of our other services such as cosmetic dentistry. Oral health is important so knowing when tooth extraction is required is vital, the following are various issues people can require tooth extraction for:

Broken or Cracked Teeth

A broken or cracked tooth can be painful and make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Our same-day tooth extraction process is the perfect solution for those in need of an instant fix. Our dentists can usually fix the broken or cracked tooth using a crown, however, more serious issues can require emergency tooth extraction.

Severe Cavities

Tooth decay is a common issue faced by many individuals we see at Modern Day Smiles. Luckily, frequent brushing and flossing can help prevent tooth decay and prevent the build-up of plaque on the teeth which can result after you have been eating or drinking. Unfortunately, cavities can form when plaque builds up which can affect the root canal and, in this case, our dental experts highly recommend having a tooth pulled.

Advanced Gum Disease

Plaque build-ups can cause an infection in the gums which is often termed periodontal (gum) disease and severe cases can result in the gum tissue separating away from the teeth. As a result of this, you can experience tooth loosening which can place you at risk of tooth loss. The best procedure in this circumstance is often tooth extraction.

Baby Teeth Refuse to Fall Out

Sometimes the permanent tooth can be trapped under the baby tooth which can loosen the tooth. In this instance, our dentists can perform a tooth extraction so your child’s adult tooth can grow just like it’s supposed to.

Crowded Teeth

Having braces can also lead to needing a tooth pulled and many patients we see suffer from overcrowding of the teeth. Unfortunately, this can also damage people’s confidence and lead to unaligned teeth. Our dentists may recommend having a tooth pulled to make room for proper alignment.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Many individuals go through the process of having a wisdom tooth pulled, this often occurs due to not having enough room in the jawbone for the wisdom tooth to properly grow.

Modern Day Smiles Tampa for Tooth Extraction

If you’ve determined tooth extraction may be something you need, we highly recommend calling our dental office in order to schedule an appointment. A member of our friendly team will be happy to assist you with all your dental concerns and provide you with an accurate quote.