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Tooth Removal/Extractions

Eat Comfortably Again

  • Preserve your oral health with an extraction
  • Relax with dental sedation during your procedure
  • Trust a periodontist with 25+ years of experience

Regain Your Dental Health With Tooth Removal in St. Petersburg

It’s never our goal to remove a tooth. If it were up to us, there would be no need for tooth removal in St. Petersburg. However, there are some situations where extracting a tooth is healthier for your smile. In addition, it’s often necessary if you are getting dental implants. Whatever the reason, you can rely on our team at Implant Dentistry & Laser Periodontics for a gentle extraction. We will:

  • Make room in your mouth to correct overcrowding
  • Use the latest technology to plan your procedure
  • Improve your oral function and dental health
  • Prepare your mouth for dental implants and other procedures
  • Save your healthy teeth from infection

Call 727-732-3173 for a consultation.

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Extract Your Tooth to Save Your Smile

Whether you come in for a dental emergency, gum disease treatment, or dental implants, we’ll restore the function and health of your smile. Dr. Crawford has over 25 years of experience as a periodontist and implant specialist. He has performed countless extractions and other surgical procedures. Before he moves forward with a tooth removal, he’ll try to save your tooth with his advanced periodontal treatments.

However, if he discovers a tooth extraction is the best decision for your oral health, he’ll take time to explain his reasoning. His goal is for you to understand the purpose behind your procedure and feel confident before we move forward. Our motto is “Inform Before We Perform.”

Our team goes the extra mile to ensure your dental extraction goes smoothly. We will:

  • Use digital X-rays and advanced 3-D technology to plan your procedure.
  • Numb your mouth so you don’t feel a thing
  • Offer you sedation through laughing gas or oral sedation if you are nervous
  • Work with you and your general dentist on tooth replacement options, including implants

In addition to sedation, our cozy amenities will help ease your anxiety. You can relax in a comfortable heated massage chair with a pillow and blanket. You can also block out the sights and sounds of our equipment with TVs and headphones.

To learn more about tooth removal in St. Petersburg or to make an appointment, call 727-732-3173. You can also ​​schedule online.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Tooth Removal/Extractions
Is tooth extraction a painful procedure?

While the idea of tooth removal may seem scary, the procedure itself is usually painless. Dr. Crawford will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the extraction. Sedation options are available as well, including laughing gas or oral sedation. After the procedure, you may feel some discomfort. But we’ll give you aftercare instructions to encourage the healing process and reduce any pain.

What are the alternatives to tooth extraction?

If possible, your dentist will always try to save your natural tooth. However, in some cases, tooth extraction may be the best option for your overall oral health. In addition, extractions are often needed to prepare your mouth for dental implants. Your dentist will discuss all possible alternatives with you and recommend the best course of treatment based on your individual needs.

How long does it take a tooth removal to heal?

Your recovery time will typically last around seven to 10 days. However, the duration of your recovery will be influenced by how closely you follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Crawford. Following these guidelines, such as avoiding hard or chewy foods and strenuous exercise, will help speed up your recovery.