Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

Your Guide to Satisfaction from Tooth Extraction

dca-blog_tooth-extraction-female-patient

When an affordable dentist talks about tooth extraction, they’re describing a dental care procedure where a tooth is removed from its socket. A tooth extraction is a simple way to relieve dental problems. If your dentist in Clearwater says that you need an extraction, you may not know what to expect. So here’s an overview for understanding the truth about tooth extraction.

The most common reason for a tooth extraction is when a tooth is impacted, which stops it from growing in normally. This is often why dentists recommend wisdom teeth removal. Other reasons are the need to make room in the mouth for proper tooth alignment and when teeth are damaged and can’t be repaired.

How will you know if you need a tooth extraction?

A simple dental exam will show signs of possible problems. If your dentist suggests a tooth extraction, have the procedure done as soon as possible. Postponing the extraction can cause pain, infection, and misalignment.

Your dentist will x-ray the area to determine the treatment you need. To avoid any complications, you’ll be asked for your dental and medical history, along with a list of medications and allergies.

If the problem tooth is completely exposed, your dentist will perform the extraction with a local anesthesia. If the tooth is broken or hasn’t fully emerged, you’ll be referred to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction using a much stronger anesthesia. If you need to be given this deep anesthesia, carefully follow the oral surgeon’s instructions about eating and drinking before surgery and arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

Know that surgical tooth extractions are more painful than simple extractions because there’s much more involved in removing the tooth. You may be given pain medication for the few days after treatment, but the pain should diminish very soon.

Following your tooth extraction, expect to experience some swelling and pain. Swelling is normal and is actually part of the healing process, but you can reduce it by applying ice packs on the swollen areas. If your jaw is stiff when the swelling subsides, use warm compresses to relieve the soreness

For the first few days after the surgery, you’ll need to be careful with your dental care and how you treat the extraction site:

  • Eat soft foods that are easy to chew and add firmer foods as you feel more comfortable.
  • Don’t use a straw.
  • When brushing your teeth, be extremely gentle near the area of extraction.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for a week after the tooth extraction to allow for proper healing.
  • Don’t smoke.

While the initial healing takes up to two weeks, it generally takes three to six months for the bone and soft tissue to be fully healed. Throughout the recovery process, be sure to follow your dentist’s dental care instructions to avoid any complications that could jeopardize your healing.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Clearwater, call Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater today at (727) 286-3945 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Clearwater. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff and doctor are wonderful and professional. As much as I am afraid of the needles the doctor has a gentle touch and it makes my work up more […]
Shirley R.
Staff is very nice, especially the Dr.
Paula K.
The staff and the hygentist are all very friendly!
Matthew M.
The Dentist and Staff were great and made a painful situation for me less painful. I will definitely go back to them for all my future dental needs.
Kathy S.
Awesome as always...and everyone is so kind
Barbara E.
Excellent, Professional, and almost painless.
Catherine L.
The staff are very courteous. I use the Dental and Orthodontic services. Both give the best care I could ask for.
Renee B.
It was GREAT!!!!!!
Barbara G.
Very professional, minimal waiting time.
Jason B.
Dr. Ivanova is so talented and sweet. Her staff is no different! I love being a patient at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater :-)
Laci H.
After breaking a tooth I called to get an appointment, the receptionist told me I could come in the next day at 9 am. Upon my arrival I was told that […]
Melanie B.
The entire staff is kind and professional. The office is clean and updated with the latest technology. I highly recommend Clearwater Advanced Dental.
Douglas V.
Its a great place. Staff is friendly and I am not waiting forever when there for an appointment
Dirk D.
Very nice staff and great work done by everyone who works here!
Nicholas K.
Outstanding dental care performed by Irene.
Dan H.
Friendly and very little waiting time.
Juan B.
You really know what you're doing, from the front office to the doctors. A nice new office too!
David M.
Very friendly and clean, wonderful experience for this Dental Coward
Susan G.
My appt was on time and the service was completed in one visit.
Cathy A.
Fast and painless fillings. Excellent attitudes.
Mark M.
Everyone their and all the procedures far exceeded my expectations . A special thanks to Morgan for taking care of the issues with my insurance , I […]
Thomas Z.
Dr. Ivanova is very caring and professional. I would recommend her.
Jacqueline C.
Everyone is friendly and seem to genuinely care
Barbara E.
I had two cavities taken care of and was very pleased with the service, Dr. Ava was very good at what she did and so was her assistant, the no pain […]
Walter D.
great experience/love my dentist and the people who work there
Kerrie M.
Service was excellent
Floyd B.
Very good place for dental work. Everyone is very caring.
Juanita G.
Great place, and they do great work and very friendly! I would recommend Advanced Dental Care to everyone!
Eckwood E.
Staff is very pleasant and friendly. The office is neat and clean. The dental work is performed very well and in a relaxed environment.
Caley C.
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Gregory C.
The staff & Dr. Ivanova are all very friendly but also professional. The office and all the patient areas are spotless and nice and bright. I love […]
Gloria C.
Came in for an extraction and everything went great. The procedure was quick and painless. I will definitely be bring long my family here.
Gary G.
Friendly service, great staff.
Brent N.
Friendly service and great staff!
Anays A.
Friendly atmosphere, made me feel welcome & comfortable, when they were running behind the assistant was sincerely apologetic & concerned for my […]
Zaida T.
I would likely recommend Advanced Dental Care
Lunique J.
They were very professional any helped me with a great payment plan
Janice N.
Great people, great service
Anonymous
Went in for an emergency filling that fell out in the front of my mouth. I was able to be seen the same day and it was quality work, even better than […]
David M.
The service is great!
Janice Z.
Love it!!
Elvir B.
Everything was very good. Had no issues with anything.
Steve E.
They are basically good people and competent industry professionals.
Terry J.
Great staff and customer care
Patricia D.
As always the ladies are a treat to deal with.My appointment was at 3:00 and I was in by 3:02. Asia made me feel welcome and it felt like I was just […]
Michael T.
Thank you for being so helpful.
Jason H.
Needed a tooth pulled and she pulled my tooth with hardly any discomfort and hurting even after the medicine wore off.
Patsy M.
Best dentist i have ever been to.
Robert M.
JUst one word.. EXCELLENT !!!!!!
Alfonso D.
Excellent care, as always! :-)
Laci H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (727) 286-3945
Our Location