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Tooth Extraction

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 Jackson dental office, you can expect top-notch care with up-to-date equipment and to be greeted by a staff that treats you with the utmost care and respect. Don't grin and bear dental pain. Contact our Jackson, MS, office to set up a consultation with our oral surgeons:

(601) 956-1230

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LaNelle Weems

Jackson, MS


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Dr. Parkes and Tiffany are wonderful. They addressed my needs and created a treatment plan for me. Compassionate and professional!!

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Larry McKay

Jackson, MS


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My dental hygienist, Molly, is world-class. She is efficient and skilled at her job. I highly recommend Periodontal Associates and Molly.

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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:

  • Extensive trauma
  • Advanced decay
  • Persistent infection
  • Overcrowding
  • Wisdom teeth that are erupting incorrectly
  • Periodontitis (advanced gum disease)

For a Safe Extraction You Can Rely on Our Dentists

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​Tooth extraction can resolve your pain and stop the spread of bacteria. In the case of wisdom teeth, it can even be performed preventatively. Our dentists will keep you safe, comfortable, and informed throughout the procedure.

Why Patients Across Mississippi Visit Us


Rather than go to a general dentist for tooth extraction, choose our expert periodontists to care for your teeth. This specialization gives our dentists a competitive edge you can trust.

Comprehensive Care

Having specialists on our staff means we can offer a variety of dental care procedures for our patients. Alongside your extraction, our periodontists can rid your mouth of gum disease and restore your smile with a dental implant.

Thorough Training

The secret to a great periodontist is the training they've undergone. Drs. Parkes and Stewart have extensive training in periodontics, dental implants, and oral surgery.

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:

(601) 956-1230

Our understanding team of Mississippi dentists, Dr. Parkes and Dr. Stewart, are here to help you feel your best. If you notice tooth pain, swelling, or signs of infection, visit us in Jackson.

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Yesmine Rice

Jackson, MS


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Everyone was very friendly&professional! Everything is clean& organized. I love the waiting room.. so flashy!!

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Velma Collins

Jackson, MS


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You all took us in on such short notice. Didn't the long to see us.Once again thank's.

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Tooth Extraction Cost

Tooth extraction procedures range from $150 to $800, depending on the severity of the case. 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.

A Typical Extraction Procedure

We treat our patients the way we want to be treated – with the utmost care and precision.
We treat our patients the way we want to be treated – with the utmost care and precision.


Prior to your tooth extraction procedure at our Jackson, Mississippi, office, one of our dentists will take an x-ray of your mouth to thoroughly analyze your teeth and the surrounding structures. This analysis will allow your dentist to plan the best method of tooth removal.


Before your surgery begins, you will receive local anesthetic to eliminate discomfort. Sedation is available upon request if you feel anxious or have difficulty sitting for long periods of time.

Tooth Removal

If your tooth has erupted above the gumline, your dentist will gently loosen the tooth and remove it with a dental tool. If the tooth is broken at the gum line or has not completely erupted, an incision is made above or around the tooth so it can be accessed and extracted. In some cases, the tooth must be split into sections, rather than removed as a whole piece.

Tooth Replacement

If you are replacing the tooth, our doctors can surgically augment bone and soft tissue or place a dental implant immediately after your extraction.

Sutures and Gauze

If you’re not replacing the tooth or are going to wait some time before you explore your options, the socket is sutured closed with self-dissolving stitches. We will place gauze over the treatment site to minimize bleeding and help form a blood clot. 

Recovery Process

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. Your doctor may also give you extra gauze to control bleeding from the site right after your procedure. 

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.

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My Tooth Has Been Extracted. What Happens Next?

​While it can be stressful having a gap in your smile, our dentists can help. We can restore your smile using dental implants and a dental restoration. Here's how each option works:

Dental Implants

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.

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Dental Crowns

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.

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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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Does a Tooth Extraction Hurt? FAQs About Tooth Extraction

Does a tooth extraction hurt?

Tooth extractions are a painless process, thanks to anesthesia. We provide local anesthesia to thoroughly numb the extraction site. Many patients choose to receive general anesthesia for more comprehensive surgeries, such as wisdom tooth removal or dental implant surgery. You'll find that tooth extraction helps resolve the pain caused by dental trauma or infection. 

How long does bleeding last after tooth extraction?

Bleeding at the extraction site is expected. Bleeding should subside within a few minutes as a blood clot forms. However, everyone is different, and some patients may experience residual bleeding longer than others. You should see your doctor if residual bleeding lasts longer than 8-12 hours. Our team will give you information like this and other recovery tips before sending you on your way post-extraction.

Can tooth extraction cause TMJ disorder?

A tooth extraction does not guarantee that you'll develop a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder after the procedure. However, as your teeth shift to fill in the space left behind by the extracted tooth, your bite may become uneven, causing you to put unequal pressure on your TMJs and possibly develop a TMJ disorder. This concern is one of the reasons why we suggest patients restore their smile with dental implant surgery after tooth extraction. This solution excludes tooth extraction procedures performed to reduce crowding or extract wisdom teeth. 

Do I need a bone graft after tooth extraction?

Not everyone requires a bone graft after tooth extraction, but our oral surgeons offer bone graft treatment if deemed necessary. A bone graft may need to be placed immediately after tooth extraction for socket preservation. The bone graft keeps the sides of the socket from caving in.

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Lisa Johnson

Jackson, MS


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Absolutely the best experience here for my 1st visit from entering to exit Everyone was exceptional. All nurses and my Dr. which was Dr. Stewart and EVERY nurse assisting. Just Loved them ALL!!!! I would highly recommend them to Every and Anyone!!!! Lisa Johnson

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Bill Tucker

Jackson, MS


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I've been a patient of Dr Parkes for about 25 years now. He and his staff are the most thorough, professional and compassionate group imaginable. Their work is always of the highest quality in the field of periodontics and implants. Plus, they're a lot of fun to be around!

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Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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"Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff." Alex S.

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