If you have a decayed, broken, or damaged tooth, West Bay Dental will try to fix the problem with a filling, crown, bridge, or implant. However, if the tooth is extensively damaged beyond repair, you may need an extraction. An extraction is a process that involves pulling a tooth from its socket.

Please book a consultation with our trained dentist near you if you need treatment for tooth decay or cavities.

What Are the Reasons for Tooth Extraction?

While decay and cavities are the most common reasons for removing a tooth, they are not the only causes for extractions in Tampa, FL.

A patient may need a tooth extraction at Westbay Dental if:

  • Overcrowded teeth are preventing other teeth from erupting properly
  • Trauma from a blow, fall, or accident may damage the tooth; the tooth may break or become loose
  • An impacted tooth strains other teeth and causes pain or discomfort; a tooth is impacted when it cannot erupt fully from the gums
  • Severe periodontal disease degrades the tooth socket and loosens the tooth
  • Primary teeth fail to fall out in time to make room for permanent teeth

Our experienced dentist in Tampa, FL tries hard to preserve your natural teeth as far as possible. But at times, a tooth extraction is the best solution to prevent the problem from worsening.

How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction at Westbay Dental

It’s best to avoid eating anything for at least 8-10 hours before the procedure. It would help if you also considered requesting a family member or friend to drive you home after the procedure.

Thanks to advanced sedation techniques, tooth extractions near you involve no pain. We will administer anesthesia before starting to numb the soft tissue and area surrounding the extraction site.

Our patients feel completely relaxed during the procedure and experience minimal discomfort during the healing process. There could be soreness for a day or two after the extraction, which will disappear in a day or two. West Bay Dental will prescribe suitable painkillers to keep you comfortable during an extraction procedure.

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