Extractions

Gentle and efficient tooth removal in Winter Garden, FL.

Why an Extraction?

It could be the key to saving your oral health.

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Tooth extractions happen for many different reasons, from infection and trauma to aesthetics. While the procedure doesn’t sound comfortable, we make tooth extractions quick and painless.

At Winter Garden Smiles, we first discuss alternatives to extractions because this can affect chewing abilities, jawbone, and teeth alignment. Then, if an extraction is absolutely necessary, we walk you through the process and options for a tooth replacement and a healthy smile.

Reasons for a tooth extraction include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Breaks or damage beyond repair
  • Poorly positioned or impacted teeth
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment

We only perform extractions when needed to create a better smile.

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The Extraction Process

You won't feel anything as we comfortably remove the tooth.
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Consultation

We first check your medical and dental history to ensure that a tooth extraction is the right treatment for you. Then, we let you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

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Preparation

At the time of your tooth extraction, our dentist numbs the tooth, jawbone, and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. If you do feel any discomfort during the extraction process, please let us know right away and we’ll fix it.

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Removal

During the extraction, you’ll feel pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves. We rock the tooth, widen the socket, and safely remove the tooth in a quick, comfortable procedure. If needed, we section the tooth.

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The staff at Winter Garden Smiles is always ready to make sure you receive the best dental care within your budget and your needs. Dr. Gil is clear and speaks in terms that anyone can understand about your care, making it a painless process. They are caring and provide excellent dental services for adults!

- Taylor S.

Tooth Extraction Post-Care

Helpful guidelines for after your removal.

  • What to do
    After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form, stop the bleeding, and begin the healing process. You’ll bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If there’s still liquid, place another pad and bite firmly for 30 more minutes. You may have to do this several times.
  • What not to do
    Once the clot forms, it’s important not to disturb it. For the next 72 hours, do not rinse vigorously, use straws, smoke, drink alcohol, or brush near the extraction site. These activities may dislodge the clot and hinder the healing process. Also, limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
  • Pain or swelling
    After the tooth is extracted, you may feel some discomfort and experience slight swelling. Apply an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas to the area to keep swelling to a minimum. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
  • Medication
    Take pain medications as prescribed, and please call our office if the medication isn’t working. With prescribed antibiotics, please continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone.
  • Healing
    Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable. It’s important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. It also helps speed up healing and keeps your mouth fresh and clean.
  • Next steps
    After a few days, you should feel fine and can resume normal activities. If you experience heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, please call our office immediately.
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1317 Winter Garden Vineland Road Suite 110
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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1291 Winter Garden Vineland Road Suite 140
Winter Garden, FL 34787