Tooth Extractions in Jacksonville
Gentle and Minimally Invasive Extractions
As highly skilled periodontists, Dr. Perlman and Dr. Molina will do everything within their power to save your natural teeth. However, in some cases, it is necessary to extract a tooth that is damaged beyond repair or to remove a tooth in preparation for a dental implant.
Non-Traumatic Tooth Removal
Every step of our doctors’ procedure ensures that the extraction is non-traumatic. The site of the extraction will be very numb and there will be little to no discomfort during the procedure.
Our doctors use a specialized device called a periotome to dislodge the tooth from the socket. The tooth is then pulled easily, with little or no destruction to the surrounding gum and bone. This promotes faster healing, reduced swelling and prevention of future bone loss. Any preparation for a future dental implant is considerably shortened.
Gentle Injections for a Stress-Free Procedure
A topical anesthetic is first applied to numb the injection site. The injection is then delivered slowly with The Wand® Anesthesia System which delivers a computer-regulated flow of anesthesia precisely to the extraction site. Our doctors will warm the anesthetic to body temperature to avoid any unpleasant sensation from the cold.
Blankets, Pillows and Sedation Available
We provide blankets and pillows for your added comfort during your procedure. If you need further help to relax, we provide oral sedation and nitrous oxide. If you request sedation, our doctors will determine the option that best suits your needs.
Socket Preservation for a Dental Implant
After Dr. Perlman or Dr. Molina pull a tooth, they will rebuild structure in the socket left by an extraction by placing grafting material to regenerate new bone. The new bone will fill the space left by the missing tooth. This procedure is called a socket graft. Without socket preservation, the bone reabsorbs into the body, leading to bone loss.
The bone grafting material will support the surrounding tissue and, in time, it will be replaced by new bone. The bone that grows will provide excellent support for dental implants. Dr. Perlman and Dr. Molina recommend dental implants to permanently maintain the integrity of the bone where the tooth was extracted, as well as for cosmetic reasons.
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