Tooth Extraction and Removal


Gentle And Effective Dental Professionals In Clearwater

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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Ali Wilson
Ali Wilson
16:51 03 Sep 20
The staff is top notch as well as the doctors. They do wonderful restorative work. Highly recommend!
Christine Zottola
Christine Zottola
12:59 03 Sep 20
My daughters and I go here and we are always taken care of with such amazing service. Daymar is incredibly patient with the kids and helpful with suggestions. Dr. Jill is the best and just puts them... (and me!) at ease with her easy going and friendly personality. Even the techs take the time to put temporary tattoos on the girls and entertain them while I’m getting my teeth cleaned. Highly recommend!!read more
Janet Sherfey
Janet Sherfey
00:03 30 Aug 20
As always, Dr. Jill and her staff are kind, caring ,and super professional! With no hesitations, a FIVE STAR review!!
Alan Graham
Alan Graham
17:05 26 Aug 20
Fast friendly service with super high quality work!!
Jason Doolin
Jason Doolin
12:37 25 Aug 20
Great visit! Really took time to explain everything!
Rebecca Trejo
Rebecca Trejo
23:16 20 Aug 20
I am soo happy with the treatment I have received from this practice. I could not asked for a better dentist or staff. I felt safe and welcome from the second I walked in the door. Everyone there... made me comfortable and confident. It is hard to find a great dental practice to go to when you feel anxiety, I know for sure I picked the right one. Thank you all for the amazing experience, everyone should be lucky enough to find a place like this!read more
Debbie Lewis
Debbie Lewis
16:52 20 Aug 20
I came here for a second (actually a fifth!) opinion as I found myself unable to move forward with the recommendations of 4 other dentists (all of which were similar). I sort of expected to hear the... same thing again but was very amazed and happy to hear that there is another less invasive solution for my situation. The dentist took the time to identify the source of the problem and recommended a solution I could be happy with. It was actually the best dental visit I've ever had in my life. Such extreme care tand understanding.read more
Barbara Weber
Barbara Weber
16:42 20 Aug 20
Had a great cleaning with Daymar yesterday and I got the works! Kat took my x-rays and Dr. K did a very thorough exam. Everyone in this office is so pleasant and knowledgeable. I love Northwood... Dental and would never go anywhere else!read more
David Martin
David Martin
14:13 19 Aug 20
Always treated so warmly and kind when I have my semi annual check up. Helen, my hygienist, is the best. Very gentle with her exemplary cleaning. The entire staff is cordial and so accommodating.... Always look forward to seeing Dr Jill and her team. Thank goodness I got a clean bill of health so Dr Jill didn’t get to work on me this time. 😀😀read more
MettsGroup
MettsGroup
18:00 18 Aug 20
What a great experience from the second I walked into the office. I didn't even sit down and they took me in. Chas was great and Gail did an awesome job cleaning my teeth. And Dr Jill, excellent as... always. Thank you!read more
Amy Hayes
Amy Hayes
15:05 17 Aug 20
Great office !!! Great staff, especially the front desk ☺️😉
Michelle N
Michelle N
12:26 17 Aug 20
The dentists and staff at Northwood Dental are beyond outstanding! The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful with scheduling and they all have a happy face to greet you! All the assistants... are very knowledgeable and check out is always smooth with Belinda’s expertise handling what I am expected to pay always makes leaving a smooth process. I am beyond happy with this dental office and highly recommend this office to anyone! I am so glad I found you!! Thanks again for the family oriented atmosphere and professionalism!read more
Paulette Linder
Paulette Linder
22:01 14 Aug 20
Always taken good care of by my hygienist Gail! Just love her! Would not want to go anywhere else!
Cindy Barker
Cindy Barker
19:22 14 Aug 20
Dr. K did a great job - pain free and gentle! He knows I've had a life long fear of the dentist and has been understanding. Helen, my hygienist, was also gentle and calming. The entire staff has been... orifesionsl and friendly. I highly recommend Northwood Dental! Thank you Northwood!read more
susanne epple
susanne epple
20:15 13 Aug 20
Northwood Dental has my ultimate trust in dental care. I specially appreciate the care and competence delivered with sufficient patient education and smooth and friendly communication. This makes it... possible to understand my options and the consequences of my choices. The general vibe is positive and solution oriented. I wish all healthcare could be delivered this way!read more
Aaron Doerges
Aaron Doerges
09:36 12 Aug 20
I chipped a front tooth pretty badly and was really worried about it. They set an appointment for me the next day and handled it beautifully. I couldn’t be happier.
Cathy Greenawalt
Cathy Greenawalt
20:00 06 Aug 20
From the beginning, my appointment was a pleasant informative experience. The front office staff were professional, efficient and friendly. The technician that took the xrays explained everything... and why. I have a very small mouth, not easy to get X-rays or molds. Dr K explained my xrays and treatment. He was professional but personable. I had my teeth cleaned. I felt confident in my hygienist. She explained everything she was doing and why. Overall very good experience.I went back for a teeth cleaning and much more. Daymar is professional, personable, and informative. My teeth and gums are in better condition since the cleanings.read more
Kathie O'Leary
Kathie O'Leary
14:29 06 Aug 20
Oct. 09, 2017:I just broke a tooth on Saturday...Monday I called Northwood Dental, and was able to be seen at 12 A.M. Dr. Karunagaran and Gaby took great care of me. They assessed the... situation-told me my options, I decided, and in an hour and a half came out with a fixed tooth. I chose a crown, as it was a tooth in the back that had a filling. I felt no pain, and I felt “taken care of”. Thank you so much for helping me!I highly recommend this office. You will be respected, your health and wellness is foremost, and you will be a very satisfied customer.Kathie O’LearySeveral years ago I received news from a dentist that he could not fill a tooth-I would need to pay more $ than I had to fix it. I talked with a friend who highly recommended Northwood Dental.Northwood Dental was able to fill that tooth, and I have been coming back here for years. The staff is always friendly, respectful, helpful and professional. I see Helen for cleaning and Dr. Wagner for checkups. My son and daughter in law come here as well. February 21, 2018-August 22, 2018Thank you to Dr. Jill Hagan, Gaby and Alli for my Beautifully aligned teeth!I had braces as a teenager. Alas, the doctor retired and never told my parents nor myself that I needed to wear the retainer each night, for the rest of my life. Thus, I my 60's a space was developing between my front teeth, the overbite was happening again. In addition, I was now a caregiver and the stress caused me to grind my teeth at night. The envisalign helped all three! Dr. Jill and her team of Alli and Gaby formatted a plan, took scans of my teeth, ordered The envisalign, and we all delighted as my smile and alignment of my teeth improved throughout the weeks. My sleep improved as I now had a mouthguard with the envisalign units, and then the retainers. I whitened my teeth in the same units, and looked so much better than before the procedure. I recommend this team highly: 🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷👍🏽. Thank you Dr. Jill, Alli, and Gaby!Thank you to Helen for always getting my teeth 🦷 cleaned perfectly squeeky clean! You know me so well and how to help with my hygiene! 5/24/19-6/3/19. Dr. Wagner was concerned that my back upper tooth, which had a chip broken off, would break more so I came in for a 👑. I was impressed with all of the thought and planning that went into the repair of the broken tooth, scanning the bite to make sure it would be right, forming the crown, molding the temporary crown, protecting the roots, making the mold of the permanent crown, checking the bite. Dr. Wagner and Alli worked together, and then Dr. Wagner and Gaby worked on it. (Alli's brother was graduating and she wanted to be a part of the important occasion.). There was no pain in the processes, everyone me was gentle and efficient, and I walked away feeling good that we'd saved the tooth. I recall Gaby thoughtfully applying Vaseline o my lips to relieve them through the process.Because of my stress at home-caregiving-I must have ground my teeth at night- and a part of the temporary crown broke off on the weekend. Gaby came to the rescue that Monday and remade the temporary, refitted it gently, with no discomfort, and I am now sitting at home writing this review with a new temporary crown, a happy smile, saying Thank You. 🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷👍🏽July 30th, 2020: My teeth feel clean! I had my teeth cleaned by Helen. I usually have them cleaned by Helen because she is knowledgeable, aware of her patient's needs, and knows how to get the job done! I had a lot of tartar. There is so much stress dealing with being a Caregiver in a Pandemic! Helen took the time and got it off. Northwood Dental has it together on how to keep you safe with the Pandemic: Patients and Staff wear masks. Your temperature is taken upon entering. You are asked for your payment method right away so after you are done you won't have to stand at the desk. Upon entering the room for cleaning you are asked to swish a hydrogen peroxide rinse first. The staff working on you has a gown on.read more
Donald Broaders
Donald Broaders
22:30 05 Aug 20
Very efficient and friendly Dental practice. Great hygienist, esp Helen.
Petra Gonzalez
Petra Gonzalez
21:23 05 Aug 20
Dr Wagner and staff are great and professional. Every visit has been positive. I would highly recommend Northwood dental for any teeth problems.
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 .
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