Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Simple Truths About Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Folks everywhere know that when something is described as being “like pulling teeth,” it implies a process that is arduous, uncomfortable, and perhaps even frightening. However, it is important for patients facing tooth extraction to realize that an affordable dentist in Mount Dora will use today’s techniques have greatly improved the experience. The following facts provide useful information that is sure to help demystify the subject of tooth extraction and alleviate concern about the dental care required after the extraction.

Common reasons for tooth extraction include severe decay and dental trauma. It may also be necessary to undergo tooth extraction before orthodontia if existing teeth are crowding the patient’s mouth. In cases where tooth decay has led to infection that has infiltrated the pulp, nerves, and blood vessels, tooth extraction may also be recommended by an affordable dentist at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora. Just to be safe, patients with compromised immune systems may need to have any teeth extracted that are at risk for infection.

A tooth extraction can be performed by a dentist in Mount Dora who will administer an anesthetic. When a tooth is impacted, the bone and gum covering that tooth must be cut away before the tooth can be loosened and then pulled.

Following the tooth extraction, the socket area will be packed with gauze so that the bleeding slows to a stop and a clot can form. If the clot dislodges from the socket, the bone beneath may be revealed, causing discomfort. Sedative dressings may then be used to relieve pain and allow for the formation of a new clot.

Because tooth extraction always poses a risk of infection, it is important for patients to inform their dentist if they suffer from conditions such as congenital heart defects, liver disease, damaged heart valves, bacterial endocarditis, or if they have artificial joints. The dentist should also be told of any medications the patient regularly takes.

Recovery following tooth extraction generally takes a couple of days. But, by taking pain medication as directed, using ice to reduce swelling, and following proper dental care practices, complications should be rare. Of course, if a patient experiences extreme pain, fever, or vomiting, it is important to contact a dentist in Mount Dora immediately.

To learn more about tooth extractions from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora. 

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