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:
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. Parkes or Dr. 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.
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.
Hear From Our Patients
Dr. Jamie Howard is very kind, gentle and precise, and took really good care of me for my dental surgery. I highly recommend her to anyone needing periodontal care.View on Google
Dr. Roger Parks and his staff are extremely professional and compassionate! Their personal attention was invaluable to me before, during, and after my surgery! Very grateful!View on Google