Living with a Toothache?

We’re Experienced in Extractions

If you’ve been feeling ongoing tooth pain or sensitivity, you may be struggling to find relief throughout the day and even at night so you can sleep. At worst, the pain of a toothache from an infected or rotten tooth can make it nearly impossible to concentrate on anything else. Our dentists at Cape Dental Care are here to alleviate your pain and will first assess the cause of your toothache. If the tooth is beyond repair with conservative treatment, the best choice is to undergo a tooth extraction in Cape Coral, FL to ensure any infection or decay does not spread to neighboring teeth. Over decades of our clinical experience, our dentists, Drs. Mark and Phillip Kraver, have extracted thousands of problem teeth using minimally invasive techniques and gentle sedation. You can count on us for precise and comfortable tooth extractions!

Know the Signs of a Problem Tooth

  • Ongoing toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Sharp pain when eating
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Swollen gums around tooth
  • Jaw pain or stiffness

The Reasons for Tooth Extraction

The three most common reasons you may need a tooth extraction are tooth decay, gum disease, and dental trauma. Other reasons may include infection or risk of infection, abscess, crowded teeth, to prepare for dental implants , and in the case of impacted wisdom teeth. If we determine that your tooth needs to be extracted after careful assessment, that means it poses a significant risk to the health of your gums, jawbone, and/or surrounding teeth. Once extraction has been recommended, you must move quickly to reduce your chance of complications. This better ensures you’ll be able to maintain the health of your entire mouth once the problem tooth, and all traces of infection or disease, has been removed.

Worry-Free Extraction Procedures

Most extractions are short and simple procedures that only require a local anesthetic to be comfortable. However, we provide multiple sedation options to ensure you feel relaxed and calm during your procedure, including IV sedation that many patients remember as a deep, peaceful “sleep”. If you’d rather remain awake to view the calming sights of our onsite aviary filled with hundreds of tropical birds, nitrous oxide may be a better solution for you.

Once your comfort is ensured, we’ll gently and carefully remove your problem tooth. Most of our patients report only feeling a slight pressure, but no discomfort during their extraction procedure! If you’re nervous about undergoing this procedure or have been putting it off, know that tooth extraction at our practice is truly a worry-free experience and will be over quickly.

After Tooth Extractions

The healing time after a tooth extraction can vary from a few days to over a week. We’ll provide detailed instructions on how to heal effectively and how to avoid conditions like a dry socket. We’ll also recommend that you receive a tooth replacement for any teeth other than your wisdom teeth. Not only will this prevent the possibility of dry socket, replacing a tooth will also avoid other common concerns with tooth loss.

If left untreated, tooth loss can cause jawbone loss, shifting teeth, and an uneven bite. Dental implants offer not only the aesthetic benefits of a complete smile, they also take on the responsibilities of a natural tooth, stimulating healthy bone growth and lasting for years to come. With a fully equipped facility and experienced implant dentists, our team can offer both tooth extractions and dental implants, sometimes within the same appointment. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment if you’ve been living with a toothache—relieve your pain and restore your smile!

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