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Tooth Extractions

At Dentistry at Bridlewood, we understand that having a tooth extracted or undergoing wisdom teeth removal in Ocala can be daunting for many patients. Led by Dr. Stephen H. Dunn, Dr. Guneshi de Mel, and Dr. Sebastian Giambini, our experienced team is here to provide gentle and compassionate care to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the extraction process in Ocala, FL. At Dentistry at Bridlewood, we understand that having a tooth extracted or undergoing wisdom teeth removal in Ocala can be daunting for many patients. Led by Dr. Stephen H. Dunn, Dr. Guneshi de Mel, and Dr. Sebastian Giambini, our experienced team is here to provide gentle and compassionate care to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the extraction process in Ocala, FL.

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What is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While our primary goal is to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible, there are situations where extraction becomes the best option for protecting your oral health and preventing further complications.

Why Might I Need My Tooth Extracted?

You may require a tooth extraction if:

 

  • Your tooth is severely decayed or damaged beyond repair.
  • You have advanced periodontal disease that has compromised the stability of the tooth.
  • Your tooth is impacted (unable to erupt properly through the gum).
  • You have overcrowding issues that necessitate tooth removal for orthodontic treatment.
    • You're undergoing radiation therapy or organ transplantation, which may require the removal of compromised teeth to prevent infection.

“Needing extraction of a tooth that broke and could not be repaired, I turned to a trusted source in Dr. Dunn.  Not every dentist can provide local anesthesia that works in part of my mouth, and some have given up trying.  Dr. Dunn did a superb and thorough job of it, then did the least traumatic extraction I have ever experienced.  It was really quite remarkably easy, in fact.   I had very little discomfort the rest of the day even though I had other chores to accomplish away from home until mid-evening.  The following day I had no discomfort and was able to eat soft foods easily.  Dr. Dunn has amazing skill I will avail myself of from now on!” – Barbara G. Five stars on Google

What Can I Expect When Getting a Tooth Extracted?

Before the extraction, Dr. Dunn, Dr. de Mel, and Dr. Giambini will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Once the area is numb, your dentist will carefully loosen the tooth from its socket using specialized instruments before gently removing it. After the extraction, you may experience some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding, which you can manage with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs.

We Will Do Everything We Can to Save the Tooth Before Extraction

At Dentistry at Bridlewood, we believe in preserving your natural teeth whenever possible. Before recommending extraction, we will explore all available treatment options to save the tooth and restore its health and function. These options may include procedures such as root canal therapy, dental crowns, or periodontal treatment to address underlying issues and prolong the life of the tooth.

What Are the Signs I Need My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

You may need your wisdom teeth extracted in Ocala if you experience:

 

  • Pain, swelling, or tenderness in the back of the mouth.
  • Difficulty opening your mouth or chewing due to impaction or crowding.
  • Recurrent infections or inflammation around the wisdom teeth.
  • Damage to adjacent teeth or surrounding structures.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to emerge in the back of the mouth. While some individuals may have sufficient space for their wisdom teeth to erupt properly, others may experience issues such as impaction, crowding, or infection, necessitating their removal.

What to Expect When Getting My Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Wisdom teeth removal is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the case and your preferences. Dr. Dunn, Dr. de Mel, and Dr. Giambini will make an incision in the gum tissue, remove any bone blocking access to the tooth, and carefully extract the wisdom tooth. After the procedure, you may experience swelling, discomfort, and bleeding, which you can manage with proper post-operative care and pain medication as your dentist prescribes.

"Was able to schedule a last minute wisdom tooth removal, staff is always so friendly when I come in, and Dr. Dunn did a great job doing a fast, and safe, procedure! Thanks to all!"
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– Tanner T.

Specialized Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Dentistry at Bridlewood, we specialize in providing expert tooth extraction services, including when you need to have teeth pulled or wisdom teeth pulled in Ocala. Our ability to expertly extract impacted wisdom teeth sets us apart from other dental offices. This complex procedure requires specialized skills and experience, and our dentists are highly trained to handle even the most challenging cases. By choosing Dentistry at Bridlewood, you can have peace of mind knowing that your impacted wisdom teeth will be removed safely and efficiently. Whether you need a simple extraction or a more complicated procedure, we are committed to providing exceptional care and achieving the best possible outcomes for your dental health. Visit us for a consultation and experience our compassionate, professional approach to teeth extractions and wisdom teeth removal.

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

If you require a tooth extraction, it's essential to consider teeth replacement options to restore your smile and prevent potential complications such as shifting of adjacent teeth or jawbone deterioration. At Dentistry at Bridlewood, we offer several options for replacing missing teeth, including:

  • Dental Implants: Implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. They provide a stable foundation for dental crowns, bridges, or dentures, offering a durable and long-lasting solution for tooth replacement.
  • Dental Bridges: Bridges are prosthetic devices with one or more artificial teeth attached to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. They can effectively fill the gap left by a missing tooth and restore function and aesthetics to your smile.
  • Dentures: Dentures are removable oral appliances that replace multiple missing teeth and restore the appearance and function of your smile. They can be partial (replacing several missing teeth) or complete (replacing all teeth in the upper or lower arch).
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures are a hybrid solution that combines the stability of dental implants with the convenience of dentures. This option provides enhanced stability, comfort, and chewing efficiency compared to traditional dentures by anchoring the dentures to dental implants.

Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

Replacing missing teeth is essential for several reasons:

  • Preserve Jawbone Health: Tooth loss can lead to bone loss in the jaw, which can affect the stability of adjacent teeth and compromise facial aesthetics. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, helping to preserve its density and prevent bone resorption.
  • Restore Functionality: Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Restoring missing teeth with prosthetic solutions allows you to enjoy your favorite foods, communicate clearly, and regain self-confidence.
  • Maintain Oral Health: Gaps left by missing teeth can create spaces where food particles and bacteria accumulate, increasing the risk of decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Replacing missing teeth helps maintain proper oral hygiene and reduces the risk of oral health complications.
  • Enhance Aesthetics: Missing teeth can affect the appearance of your smile and facial structure, leading to self-consciousness and decreased confidence. Replacing missing teeth with prosthetic solutions restores the natural beauty of your smile and enhances your overall facial aesthetics.
Wisdom Teeth and Tooth Extractions in Ocala, FLDon't let the fear of tooth extractions or wisdom teeth removal prevent you from seeking the care you need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Dentistry at Bridlewood provides gentle and compassionate treatment to ensure your comfort throughout the extraction process. Whether you require a routine tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal in Ocala, you can trust our experienced team to deliver personalized care and support every step of the way. Please schedule your appointment with us today.
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