Caring for and preserving your natural teeth is your dentist’s top priority.
However, in cases of severe trauma, decay, and infection, a tooth extraction may be necessary to preserve your oral health.
Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart provide comfortable care to Clinton, Ridgeland, and nearby at our Jackson, MS, dental practice.
Understanding Tooth Extraction
A tooth extraction involves your dentist removing a tooth from its socket. During a simple extraction, your tooth will be lifted out of place with dental tools. In complex cases, the tooth may first have to be separated into segments for easier removal.
Some patients worry about having a tooth extraction, but our team takes measures to ensure a safe and comfortable procedure. We can help eliminate your tooth pain and improve your oral health with this dental procedure.
We've had some of our patients for 30 years because we go out of our way to make everyone feel welcome and secure. When you come to our office, you can expect top-notch dental care with up-to-date equipment and be greeted by a staff that treats you with the utmost care and respect.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Typically, tooth extraction is only recommended by a dentist or oral surgeon when the damage can’t be fixed with restorative dentistry. You may need a tooth extraction if you have:
Choose a Team That Wants to Help You
From wisdom teeth to root canals, there are many occasions in which dental patients need a tooth extraction. Even those who brush and floss their teeth daily may still need an extraction due to injury or untreated decay.
Situations like these happen to people every day — we're not here to judge. In fact, our job is to ensure that you're happy and healthy.
So, if you believe that you might need an extraction, don't hesitate to reach out to our team. To get started, contact our Jackson dentistry practice or call:
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A Typical Extraction Procedure
We treat our patients the way we want to be treated–with the utmost care and precision.
If your tooth extraction was simple, you can expect only minor discomfort in the following days. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, are usually enough to manage pain.
If your surgery was complex or you had your wisdom teeth removed, you may experience more pain and swelling at the extraction site. Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart may prescribe a stronger prescription for the first few days, after which milder anti-inflammatories should be sufficient. You can also apply a cool compress to reduce swelling.
During your recovery period, avoid contact with the treatment site to prevent the blood clot from dislodging. Chew soft foods in other areas of your mouth, don’t drink through a straw, and avoid brushing around the extraction site.
My Tooth Has Been Extracted. What Happens Next?
Dental implants are screws made of durable materials like titanium or ceramics. Implants fuse into your jawbone and gums to serve as artificial tooth roots. They can stay secure for the rest of your life, provided you take care of them properly.
Patients must be in good oral health before a dentist or oral surgeon can place implants. While effective, implants take time. Implants have to undergo a process called osseointegration to fuse to your jaw. This can take three to six months.
Implants can secure a variety of dental restorations, ranging from bridges to dentures. In the case of a single extraction, we will likely place a single dental crown onto your dental implant. Crowns are lifelike caps that look just like your natural teeth.
While crowns need to be replaced after several years, they are incredibly durable. Our dentists trust a skilled lab to craft custom crowns that blend in with your real teeth. After the crown is created, we can place it at our Jackson, MS, dentistry office.
Teeth in a Day
For many patients, waiting for osseointegration to finish can be stressful. Missing teeth can make it harder to eat, talk, or smile with ease. Teeth in a Day® is an innovative treatment that allows us to place a temporary crown during the same appointment that we secure an implant.
We will contact a skilled laboratory to craft your permanent crown. When it is ready, you can return to our office, and we will attach your completed permanent crown.
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Tooth Extraction Cost
Dental insurance contributes to the cost of tooth extractions and our office accepts all types of insurance except PPO. If you don't have insurance, our Jackson, MS, office works with CareCredit® which allows patients to pay in monthly installments, making the procedure more affordable.