Tooth Extraction and Removal


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If you’re suffering from a toothache, you’re probably wondering how to relieve the pain instead of concentrating on the health of the tooth itself. Tooth pain can be the result of a number of problems, so you should make an appointment immediately for an oral examination. Depending on what the dentist recommends, you may or may not need a tooth extraction.

We are fully equipped to perform tooth extractions in our office (even for most wisdom teeth). The team at Northwood Dental in Clearwater are gentle and effective dental professionals who take your comfort and health seriously. We do our best to make any and every dental procedure a smooth success.

For further information on tooth removal or to schedule your appointment, call 727-797-5161.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our new patient specials !

Reasons You Might Need a Tooth Extraction

The most common reason for the removal of a tooth is severe decay or breakage:

  • Severe infection
  • Extra teeth that are blocking other teeth from growing in
  • Severe gum disease
  • Making room for orthodontic treatment
  • Endodontically restoring the tooth isn’t possible
  • Fractured teeth
  • Dental prosthesis (i.e.: bridge or denture)
  • Cosmetic reasons

Regardless of the reasons a tooth must be pulled, tooth extraction is usually reserved only for cases in which no other treatment option will cure the infection or problem.

Signs You Might Need a Tooth Removed

While there are a number of different reasons that your tooth may end up being pulled, the signs to look for are basically the same. Common indicators you might need a tooth pulled include overcrowding of teeth or the signs of a serious tooth infection. These include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold that lingers after the food or beverage has been removed
  • Throbbing pain around the tooth, jaw or neck
  • Swelling in your cheek
  • Pressure-related sensitivity
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our dental office as soon as possible. Our dental staff will relieve any pain and determine the best solution to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, it’s important to have your annual dental examination so that your dentist can identify any tooth decay before it leads to tooth extraction.

I Don’t Have Tooth Pain. Do I Need to Get My Tooth Pulled?

You might be thinking, “ I don’t have a toothache, why is my dentist recommending a tooth extraction?” Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons including tooth decay, injury and for orthodontic treatment. Even if you don’t have a toothache, your tooth may be too damaged to repair it through a root canal or other tooth repair procedure. We always try to save the tooth first, but in some cases, there is no other option.

Tooth extractions are a relatively common procedure in most dental offices. The difficulty of the procedure varies depending on the case and the patient; however, anesthesia is used to numb the area and prevent pain during the procedure.

Types of Tooth Extractions

There are two forms of extraction – simple and surgical.

Simple extractions are performed on teeth that can be seen in the mouth. They are removed due to decay or injury and are usually performed under a local anesthetic. During this procedure, the dentist will grasp the tooth with forceps and loosen it by moving the forceps back and forth. The loosened tooth will then come out easily.

Surgical extractions are performed on teeth that have broken off at the gum line or that have not yet come in (i.e. wisdom teeth). To remove the tooth, the dentist will have to cut and pull back the gums, which allows access to the area. This is necessary so that they can see the tooth that needs to be removed. Surgical extractions are usually done with local anesthesia but a general anesthesia is sometimes preferred.

Dental Surgery for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Nearly 85% of adults have their wisdom teeth removed. During your regular oral exams, digital x-rays will be taken to monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth. Often, your dentist will recommend removal to avoid future problems, such as partial eruptions which lead to infection, tooth decay, gum disease and serious tooth pain.

Wisdom teeth removal requires a dental surgeon who will extract the teeth safely and painlessly. During wisdom tooth removal, a local anesthetic is used to numb any pain that might occur during the surgery and your dentist will usually sedate you.

If you’re concerned about your wisdom teeth coming in, schedule your appointment with us today!

Please call 727-797-5161 to speak with our friendly receptionist.

 

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CLEARWATER DENTIST

3023 Eastland Blvd, Building H Ste 112
Clearwater, FL 33761

Hours

Mon: 9-5 
Tue: 10-5 
Wed: 9-5 
Thur: 9-4 
Fri: 9-4

Location

3023 Eastland Blvd, Building H Ste 112
Clearwater, FL 33761

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Alison Bissell
Alison Bissell
21:43 30 Jul 20
Daymar and Dr. Jill are fabulous! I won't go anywhere else. They are great, highly recommend!
Amy Baker
Amy Baker
20:01 30 Jul 20
I love Daymar! She does such a good job, is quick, and doesn’t hurt me. My teeth look great!
Jake Bryan
Jake Bryan
19:53 30 Jul 20
Probably the most thorough process I have personally encountered in all my years. Clean , professional and most certainly the most comfortable I have been at any dentist . The staff is wonderful... and very caring. I would recommend Dr. Jill and Dr. Jackson to anyone .read more
Billie Hatton
Billie Hatton
23:10 28 Jul 20
Dr. Jill is just great. I’m very sensitive to the slightest thing off in my mouth and she is so attentive to my needs and makes sure the work she does is absolutely perfect. I’ve been going to see... her for many years now. I’m very pleased with treatment that is outlined specifically, and then executed perfectly. Thanks Dr. Jill.read more
Eric Martinez
Eric Martinez
21:01 28 Jul 20
Great experience. Knowledgeable and great attention to doing a good job.
Katherine Fein
Katherine Fein
21:49 27 Jul 20
I was very pleased with my first experience. I went for a consultation, to compare what a different dentist told me.They were so much better, more economical, when you left you felt like a person... not a number. I will be switching dentists and using them from now on. I’ve already told two of the people who are going to start going to them as wellread more
Sharon DiGirolamo
Sharon DiGirolamo
16:10 23 Jul 20
I've been going here for years. Never had a bad experience. It's always a happy, positive, friendly, and professional office to visit.
Barbara Jenkins
Barbara Jenkins
15:13 23 Jul 20
Northwood Dental is the BEST! Very professional, very clean and extremely customer centric. Dr. Jill, Daymar and the front office staff are friendly, efficient and caring.
Christine Palmer
Christine Palmer
20:35 22 Jul 20
Dr Wagner and Dr K have come together to give me the best dental care to save my teeth in very complex issues that have happened in with my teeth and mouth. So far so good.Thank you so very much... ❤️❤️read more
Amber Rerick
Amber Rerick
23:37 21 Jul 20
Cleaning. Friendly Staff. Love Helen and Dr. Jill!
Ed Foss
Ed Foss
21:42 21 Jul 20
I've been a patient of Northwood Dental for nearly 20 years. Helen and Dr Jill are terrific as are all the other dental professionals and staff. Expect to feel welcome and see lots of smiles!i used... to rate going to the dentist right below a multi year IRS Audit. Northwood Dental changed everything!read more
James Clark
James Clark
19:50 17 Jul 20
In and out on time, great care, excellent service by every staff member. What more could you ask for in a dentist office.
Kelly Pomeranz
Kelly Pomeranz
21:05 13 Jul 20
Northwood Dental has been my dental office for many years now. Daymar us thd best as dental hygienist and Dr. Jull is a total pro dentist. I always feel very at home there. Very important when... getting dental work or check-ups!!Kelly P.read more
Scott 78
Scott 78
01:34 11 Jul 20
Fantastic dental practice. I have been with them nearly ten years.
David Rothschild
David Rothschild
01:31 10 Jul 20
If you need to be in a dentist office this is the one you want to be in. Everyone wears a smile behind their masks. Dr. Jill is magnificent. My temporary and permanent crowns were flawless. Thank... you very much for that. I brought my grandson in for a cleaning and he had the best experience he ever had in a dentist office.read more
Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis
19:57 09 Jul 20
Was a great experience. Appointment right on time and my hygienist was incredible. She's like a close friend and fun to catch up with while getting my teeth cleaned. They helped me get rid of the... very painful TMJ and bite issues so I'm sleeping much better and teeth are super healthy.read more
Michael Wojcik
Michael Wojcik
20:48 08 Jul 20
This place is great! Ask for Helen!!
Whitney Cordovez
Whitney Cordovez
20:30 08 Jul 20
Dr Jill and her assistant is amazing they are very very professional and helped me get my Invisalign and my teeth are now on the road to being straight and beautiful! She also hooks you up.
Josephine McGillicuddy
Josephine McGillicuddy
23:00 03 Jul 20
Very professional
Calamity Sane
Calamity Sane
21:34 01 Jul 20
Dr.K was awesome he adjusted a crown that has bothered me for 12 years and it finally feels better. His assistant Martin was very kind and worked well with the doctor. This office is hands down my go... to place for all my dental needs.All the ladies in front office are really sweet as well they make you feel like family!!!!read more
Nicole Negvesky
Nicole Negvesky
20:44 29 Jun 20
Northwood dental does such a fantastic job. They are always prompt and provide excellent customer service .
Kfir Cohen
Kfir Cohen
19:49 26 Jun 20
Very professional and friendly service! I have been a patient here for 5 + years and they are awesome:) They are amazing
Steven Traughber
Steven Traughber
17:58 26 Jun 20
Thank you Dr. Jill and all of the staff at Northwood Dental .Dr Jill is vary thorough when I saw her years ago.And still today I travel two hours to her off because of Dr Jill's professionalism and... thoroughness.thank you again and will be seeing you soon to finish.read more
Rebecca Peach
Rebecca Peach
18:28 25 Jun 20
I've been bringing my son since he was 2yrs old. He just Loves Daymar. Now my daughter is 3, she just had her second visit and did so great, she even let Daymar take x-rays. They both actually look... forward to going to the dentist, which is not common for little ones. Dr. Jill treats them like her own and we just love her too!! Yayyyy Northwood!! 🙂read more
Julie Tagney
Julie Tagney
21:12 17 Jun 20
I always love going to Northwood dental. When I walked in today, I received the prettiest smile from the girl on the billing side. The girl on the greeting side was on the phone. So the girl on the... billing side noticed and checked me in. I no longer sat down and they called me back. Dr K also greeted me with a nice warm welcome. The young girl that scanned my teeth, was so very sweet and kind. So thoughtful that she was watching to be sure the wires were not in my face. Then Helen came in and said she could save me a trip, and she could do my cleaning today as well. I love them all. My teeth look so pretty and clean!Today was another day at Northwood Dental. Everyone there is amazing. They are so go at keeping everything shining clean. I love this office. They are professional and caring.read more
Libby Burch
Libby Burch
18:36 17 Jun 20
I love Northwood Dental. The staff is amazing. Dr. K and Dr. Wagner are the best, they care so much about your teeth. They are perfectionists. They want your smile beautiful. Also Gaby Assists Dr. K... and makes sure you understand what is going on before she does anything to you. A big shout out to Helen my Hygienist. YourTeeth are very important be sure you go to Northwood Dental in Clearwater. Again the STAFF is amazing. I want to Thank them for greeting me when I arrive, they are such a great group of professional Peeps.read more
Kristin Choudhury
Kristin Choudhury
20:40 15 Jun 20
I was a patient for bridge work. Dr J and his team explained to me each procedure being performed. They should understanding and empathy and respect. They knew what they were doing.Thank you.
Teresa Reyes
Teresa Reyes
13:01 15 Jun 20
Excellent dental office all the way around! They consistently provide professional & efficient service. As patients for over 10 years, my children & I have always received personalized care &... attention & have enjoyed friendly service on every visit. I highly recommend Northwood Dental.read more
Jeffrey Welling
Jeffrey Welling
22:10 11 Jun 20
I have had serious dental issues my entire life beginning with a long course of orthodontic treatment as a youth. If you are looking for a truly professional dental staff with vast experience and... expertise, this is your provider. I could not be more pleased with my treatment or the entire staff.read more
Catrina Hartz
Catrina Hartz
21:42 11 Jun 20
The staff and Dr. Jackson were very nice. First time there. Going back for sure! They explained everything about my teeth in detail.
Oksana McGowan
Oksana McGowan
17:48 11 Jun 20
Dr. David Wagner is very knowledgeable and very good dentist . He truly cares and gives the best treatment advices and plans it very well. Highly Reccomend North Wood dental! Always nice and pleasant... staff .read more
Nicole Vazquez
Nicole Vazquez
00:52 11 Jun 20
Every experience I have with Dr. Jill is the best. Super thankful to have the greatest and most thoughtful Dr!
Beverley Dragon
Beverley Dragon
20:27 09 Jun 20
As always the staff at Northwood Dental was courteous, professional and efficient. This was my first visit since the quarantine and the office operated smoothly while maintaining all of the protocols... to ensure patient safety.read more
Nick Santi
Nick Santi
22:03 05 Jun 20
Great job, thank you!
merthur88
merthur88
20:27 05 Jun 20
best dentist office experience you would ever have. Staff and Dentist very friendly and professional.
Sophie Tafreshi
Sophie Tafreshi
20:45 03 Jun 20
Easy visits, friendly staff, thorough work. Two down sides 1) no weekend appointments or late night appointments 2) a little on the pricey side. But because of the positives I’d say it’s worth it!
Nikki Rooney
Nikki Rooney
20:27 03 Jun 20
I always love going to the dentist cause the staff is so friendly and competent. I brought my 1 year old daughter today and they were able to clean her teeth and give her a brief exam with no tears... or complaints from her or me!read more
Alan Graham
Alan Graham
19:56 02 Jun 20
Fast friendly service with super high quality work!!
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