in Orange Park, Jacksonville, and Palatka, FL
Think you may be in need of a tooth extraction? If you are in or near North Jacksonville, FL, Orange Park, FL, or Palatka, FL and think you may need a tooth extraction, come see an Oral Surgeon at Quality Dentures and Implants so we can properly evaluate the situation. In some cases, a crown, Root Canal, or filling will do the job before an extraction is even necessary. Occasionally, a tooth may become so damaged from injury, illness, infection, or decay that it must be extracted. Additionally, adult teeth may be overcrowded and tooth removal is a necessary part of the alignment process.
At Quality Dentures and Implants in Jacksonville, FL, our experienced Oral Surgeons and General Dentists are extremely qualified to safely pull teeth and deliver the aftercare you need to recover and regain health, function, and a beautiful smile.
Please contact us here in Jacksonville to book an appointment. We’ll evaluate your oral health and help you to find the best denture solution for you!
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Without an implant or denture package:
Simple Extraction is $150
Wisdom Extraction is $250
These are the replacement fees and charges may increase depending on the treatment required. The extraction price is for Simple Extraction, Per Tooth with a denture package. D7140/D7210. Prices may change per practice location.
A tooth extraction also known as tooth pulling or dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the socket of the bone. The process of extracting, pulling, or removing a tooth can be performed for multiple reasons. Typical reasons for tooth extractions are as follows:
Broken beyond repair
Make room for orthodontic work
Poorly positioned teeth (i.e. impacted teeth)
Infection and/or Risk of Infection
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Once a tooth extraction has been deemed the best course of action for you, our team will set up a date and time for your tooth extraction procedure. An antibiotic may be prescribed before or after the procedure varying on a case-by-case basis.
At the beginning of your procedure, a Dentist at Quality Dentures and Implants of Jacksonville, FL will numb the area with local anesthesia. Once the extraction begins you will likely feel pressure but does not result in pain. Once the tooth extraction is complete it’s natural for the socket to bleed, even if stitches are in place. Our Jacksonville team will provide you with gauze pads and instruct you to gently place them onto the socket to absorb the drainage, staunch any bleeding, and promote clotting.
Typically, you’ll want to leave gauze in place for 3-4 hours following your tooth extraction, changing it out as necessary. To promote clotting, we recommend patients avoid rinsing, smoking, and drinking through a straw for 24 hours. To help with pain and swelling, ice can be applied to the side of your face in ten-minute intervals. Finally, make sure to get plenty of rest. Plan to rest for at least 24 hours after extraction and take it easy for a couple of days thereafter. Prop your head up on pillows when resting to minimize bleeding.
Once you are fully healed, you can discuss tooth replacement options with our either or Jacksonville, Orange Park, or Palatka Dental team to restore your smile and avoid shifting of other teeth. Contact Quality Dentures and Implants today at (904)515-5565 or online to schedule your appointment.
TYPES OF TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Dental extractions come in two basic types – simple and surgical. Which extraction is right for you will depend on the situation we are looking to fix.
Ideally, we prefer to save your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, this sometimes is not the appropriate solution and it becomes necessary to extract a tooth in order to protect the health of your other teeth. Some of the situations that may warrant an extraction include:
Severely broken or fractured teeth
Severely decayed teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth
Simple Extractions are performed when the tooth is above the gum line and can be removed with a lifter and forceps. The process and healing time are both quick. This may be used for a decayed tooth or a tooth that is broken but is still above the gumline. It’s also used to remove teeth when the root has died or if your teeth are crowded and removal is necessary to facilitate orthodontic treatment.
Surgical Extractions, on the other hand, are more complicated. A surgical extraction requires an incision into the gum to get to the tooth. This type of extraction is necessary if your tooth has broken below the gumline or if it is multiple pieces and some are stuck beneath the gums. A surgical extraction is also necessary for impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or completely covered by gum tissue.
TOOTH REPLACMENT OPTIONS
After you undergo a tooth extraction, you will need to replace the missing tooth or teeth. If the teeth are not replaced, the bones in your mouth can weaken and lose density. Other teeth also might shift, and you might experience trouble eating. Fortunately, you have several replacement options for missing teeth.
A dental implant is essentially an anchor used to attach a crown. The implant is placed in the lower or upper jaw and acts as a root. Implants tend to be stable and secure and feel like natural teeth. That makes them a popular choice for people who need a replacement tooth or teeth.
What is involved with dental implants? First, the implant is placed in the jawbone. Then, the mouth must heal. During the healing phase, the bone actually grows around the implant. This process takes several months. A crown is placed on top of the implant. This can be done immediately after the implant is placed, or it can be done after the mouth heals.
REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES
Removable partial dentures can also be used as a replacement after a tooth extraction. These dentures consist of replacement teeth and a base. In addition, the dentist will likely affix a clasp that attaches the denture to the natural teeth to improve stability and function. People who have removable partial dentures need to keep them in during the day but take them out at night. Follow-up appointments are necessary with these dentures to ensure the proper fit. This reduces the chances of developing sores while wearing dentures.
Fixed bridges are also a viable option after an extraction. The bridge is cemented or bonded in place and cannot be removed by the wearer. If removal is necessary, the dentist has to do it.
Placing a fixed bridge: The dentist begins the process by preparing the teeth on either side of the gap. The teeth need to be cut down, so they can be connected together with the bridge. Then, the dentist will take an impression of the teeth. The impression is sent to a lab, where technicians use metal, ceramics or glass-ceramics to make the bridge. Patients wear a temporary bridge until the permanent one comes in. Then, they go back to the dentist to have the bridge placed.
TOOTH REPLACEMENT IS NECESSARY
Replacement of a tooth after its extraction is very important. You can choose between removable partial dentures, fixed bridges and implants. Our Quality Dentures and Implants dentist will help you determine which choice is right for your specific situation. Once you have your replacement teeth, you will have your smile back and eating will be much easier.
WHAT ARE IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients with teeth that are missing, broken, or failing. Before your dental implant procedure, you will meet with one of our Doctors for a consultation to determine the right treatment plan for you. At this time, Dr. Sutherland or Dr. Otero will evaluate your current oral health, review your past medical history, provide any necessary scanning, and discuss your anesthesia options and overall goals for treatment. Your consultation is an opportunity for you to present any questions or concerns that you may have.
POST-OPERATIVE EXTRACTION INSTRUCTIONS
Rest quietly with your head elevated for the remainder of the day.
Always get up slowly from a reclined position to prevent dizziness
Limit physical activity for the first 24 hours and avoid excessive exertion for the first 72 hours.
Healing will occur much faster with rest!
Swelling and Bruising:
Some swelling often occurs and this is normal in the healing process.
However, if swelling seems excessive and is accompanied by fever or severe pain, please call immediately.
Use an ice pack for the first day following surgery. This will contribute to your comfort and minimize swelling. Place an ice pack on your face over the surgical area; 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.
Moist heat may be applied the day following surgery for added comfort.
Red saliva is expected for the first 24 hours, however extensive bleeding should not occur. If such bleeding should occur, apply firm pressure with moist gauze to the area for 20 minutes. If the bleeding does not subside, please call.
AVOID RINSING, SPITTING, OR SUCKING THROUGH A STRAW for three days after surgery. Blood is clotting and this will disturb the healing process.
You may begin gentle rinsing three days after surgery, but do not rinse vigorously for seven days.
Do not rinse with an over-the-counter mouthwash for seven days
You may begin to brush the NON-SURGICAL areas the day of surgery
Eat softer foods for the first week such as pasta, eggs, fish, yogurt, soup, pudding, and soft-cooked vegetables.
For the first few days, avoid extremes: very hot, very cold, or acidic/spicy foods.
Do not eat hard crunchy foods such as popcorn, small seeds (like in strawberries, sesame, and poppy), nuts or chips for the first week after surgery.
Maintain a balanced diet.
We strongly advise NOT SMOKING after surgery. Smoking delays the healing process, increases discomfort, and may encourage bleeding and infection in the surgical site.
If you have any questions or concerns please call us at (904)515-5565.