Tooth Extractions

Sometimes, removing a tooth is the best option for your oral health. At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we ensure tooth extractions are smooth and stress-free, letting you concentrate on a swift recovery.

Tooth Extraction in DeFuniak Springs, FL

At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we prioritize your comfort and dental health above all. Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary to address severe decay, infection, or overcrowding, or to prepare for orthodontic treatment.

Our experienced dental team employs gentle techniques and provides thorough post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and minimize discomfort. We’re here to support you every step of the way, from initial consultation to full recovery.

an illustration showing a tooth extraction
  • How do I prevent dry socket after tooth extraction?

    Dry socket is a condition that can occur when the blood clot at the site of a tooth extraction is dislodged, exposing the bone and nerves, and leading to pain and delayed healing. To prevent dry socket:

    • Avoid sucking actions, such as using a straw or smoking, for at least 72 hours after the extraction.
    • Do not rinse your mouth vigorously or spit forcefully for the first 24 hours.
    • Follow a soft diet for the first few days, gradually reintroducing solid foods as healing progresses.
    • Practice gentle oral hygiene, avoiding the extraction site when brushing and flossing your other teeth.
    • Attend follow-up appointments with your dentist to ensure proper healing.
  • What can I eat after tooth extraction?

    After tooth extraction, it’s important to choose foods that won’t irritate the extraction site:

    • Stick to soft, easy-to-chew foods for the first 24 to 48 hours, such as yogurt, pudding, applesauce, and broth-based soups.
    • As your healing progresses, you can gradually introduce more solid foods. However, continue to avoid hard, sticky, or crunchy foods until fully healed.
    • Stay hydrated with plenty of water, but avoid using a straw, as the suction can disrupt the formation of a healing blood clot.
  • What causes the need for tooth extraction?

    Several conditions may necessitate a tooth extraction, including:

    • Severe tooth decay or infection that cannot be resolved with root canal therapy.
    • Advanced periodontal disease leading to the loosening of a tooth.
    • Overcrowding, where teeth are too large for the mouth, affecting alignment.
    • Preparation for orthodontic treatment requiring additional space in the mouth.
    • Impacted wisdom teeth that are causing pain, infection, or crowding of other teeth.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about tooth extractions, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further. You can also request an appointment or see other services using the links below.

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental

746 Baldwin Ave
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
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