Affordable Tooth Extractions in Jacksonville
Many doctors in the olden days agreed that a toothache could drive a person insane. If you have such a pain, don't ignore it. Severe pain with or without swelling and redness could indicate a dangerous abscess or bacterial infection in your tooth.
While we recommend a root canal as an alternative solution to save your natural teeth, we provide affordable extractions if your budget is tight.
What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction
Our top priority is keeping you comfortable. We provide a topical numbing solution to your gums before giving you a shot to completely numb your mouth. When we are sure that your mouth is numb, we use special instruments to loosen and remove the tooth.
If the tooth isn't broken or obstructed, the process usually only takes a few minutes. Over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen suffice for any discomfort after the procedure. However, getting the painful tooth out is usually such a relief that any discomfort pales in comparison to your previous pain level.
What to Do After an Extraction
It is important to follow the care instructions provided by our office. You must keep the socket clean and avoid doing anything that will dislodge the blood clot. If it dislodges, you can develop a painful condition called dry socket, which delays the healing time.
We recommend that you have a bridge/implant made when the socket is healed. Your surrounding teeth could shift if there is not a bridge in place to prevent it. Shifting teeth can lead to gum disease and losing more teeth in the future.
Come see us for affordable dental work. We boast these credentials:
- American Dental Association membership
- Florida Dental Association membership
- Northeast District Dental Association membership
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