The Gulf Coast Dental team is here to help our patients keep their smiles whole and healthy for life, and usually, that means partnering with you to keep your natural smile. However, there are occasions when the removal of one or more teeth is actually the best thing to preserve overall oral health. When this happens, our skilled dentist is happy to offer tooth extractions in a safe and comfortable dental office where you can feel completely relaxed. On this page, we’ll review some of the reasons why we might recommend tooth removal, what to expect from the process, and some basic steps to help you make a full recovery. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment in our Pensacola dental office, give our friendly dental team a call today.
We want our patients to maintain their healthiest smiles, and we’ll do our utmost to provide the dental care you need to maintain a healthy smile. Some of the reasons why tooth removal may be necessary include:
Teeth are typically extracted either by pulling or surgical removal. Pulling a tooth is only possible when it has fully erupted from the gum line, but the tooth has not completely fused with the supportive gum and bone tissues. In most cases, we need to provide some amount of surgical intervention to remove the tooth. That may be as simple as making an incision in the soft tissue, but surgical tooth extraction can be a very complex process, especially for larger back teeth. We will do our utmost to make sure your tooth extraction is comfortable and stress-free.
Before we even begin the tooth extraction process, one of our team members will carefully explain post-operative care steps to you and/or a trusted friend or family member who will be on hand to help you during recovery. Some of the basics you should remember include: