Tooth Extractions in Clearwater, FL
At Causeway Dentistry, we offer services to help our patients maintain bright, healthy smiles. We do everything we can to keep your teeth healthy and intact for as long as possible.
Sometimes, however, tooth extraction is necessary when a tooth is beyond repair and we’ve exhausted all possibilities to save it.
Dr. Earl Santos is an experienced dentist who has performed many gentle tooth extractions at our warm and welcoming Clearwater, FL dental office.
We Offer Personalized Dental Treatment
Dr. Santos will evaluate your medical history and perform a thorough oral health evaluation to determine if extraction is appropriate for you.
If he recommends removing the tooth, he will explain why and how it will benefit your long-term oral health. He will show you x-rays and intraoral images, and answer your questions until he’s sure you feel comfortable with the process.
We believe in open communication and transparency regarding treatment options to help you make confident, informed treatment decisions. Patients commonly have concerns about tooth extraction, and you can be confident that we’ll take time to address your concerns and answer your questions.
Reasons for Tooth Extraction
There are several reasons why our dentist in Clearwater, FL might recommend tooth extraction:
- Severe tooth decay
- Advanced gum disease
- Dental abscess or infection
- Tooth broken off at the gumline
- Wisdom tooth crowding
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Dental trauma or injury
Dr. Santos will be happy to recommend an appropriate tooth replacement like a bridge or partial denture, so you can look forward to getting back your full smile.
You Deserve a Comfortable Experience
During your initial consultation, Dr. Santos will review your medical history and perform a comprehensive oral health evaluation to determine the best treatment options for you.
Our caring dental team is highly experienced in the comfortable removal of problematic teeth. We make your comfort a priority by offering soothing amenities like neck pillows, blankets, and massaging memory foam dental chairs.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry to help you relax, we offer nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” for your comfort. Before we begin your procedure, we will numb the area we’re treating with a powerful local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain.
Self Care after Tooth Extraction
After we remove your tooth, we will place a sterile gauze pad on the site and have you bite down on it to control bleeding. Leave this pad in place for an hour, then replace it with a fresh pad until bleeding stops.
- You can brush and floss your teeth, but stay away from the extraction site.
- Don’t smoke or drink through a straw, as they can disturb the healing clot that’s forming on the site.
- Stick to a diet of soft foods like soup, pudding, and yogurt for the first day or two.
We recommend that you take the rest of the day off, as you won’t feel much like working, and your body also needs time to rest and recover.
We Offer Comfortable Tooth Extraction in Clearwater, FL
Do you have a decayed or damaged tooth and think you need extraction? Call Causeway Dentistry for an appointment so Dr. Santos can evaluate the situation and make the appropriate treatment recommendation.