Tooth Extractions Near Ponte Vedra

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If you need tooth extractions, Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry can help. Often, a root canal is used to save a tooth from extraction. However, a tooth extraction is necessary for a number of reasons. Perhaps you are experiencing severe tooth decay or tooth infections? Maybe you sustained a tooth injury? Or, perhaps, you need teeth removed for orthodontic treatment.

Regardless of the reason, many patients feel anxious about this dental care procedure. This is why Dr. Perry and his highly trained team are committed to putting you at ease. They ensure you feel as little discomfort as possible.

Extracting a Tooth

 

What to Expect Following a Tooth Extraction

You’ll need special care immediately following an extraction surgery. This includes consistent pressure on the extraction site. There are a few things you can do at home to lessen your discomfort as the anesthesia wears off. Try the following to promote proper healing:

  • In the first 24 hours following your dental extraction, make use of the gauze you receive in the dental office. Bite down on it to maintain pressure on the surgical area until the bleeding lessens.
  • When you arrive home, keep your head and neck elevated. Reduce your activity level as much as you are able. This helps lessen bleeding after tooth removal.
  • After 48 hours, begin rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. Do this every 1-2 hours. Do NOT use mouthwash during this time. Most contain alcohol and will cause irritation at your surgical extraction site.
  • Oral hygiene is important. You’ll want to take extra care to keep your mouth clean after having a tooth pulled. Brush carefully around your surgical site. Avoid brushing your sutures.
  • Eat carefully and stick to soft foods.
  • It’s important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water. Do NOT use a straw while you are healing (approximately 5-7 days).
  • Facial swelling is common. Place ice packs on your face near the extraction site as needed.
  • Take your prescribed medications according to the directives you receive from Dr. Perry. If you have a reaction to medication, such as itching or swelling, stop taking the medication. You should also visit the emergency room.
  • Refrain from using tobacco products for at least three days. Smoking can lead to painful medical conditions like dry socket.

Once your initial healing period has passed, it will still take time before your extraction site is completely healed. Your sutures may take as little as three days to begin dissolving. Sometimes, it may take as many as 14 days. If your sutures are non-resorbable, Dr. Perry will schedule you for a follow-up appointment for suture removal.

It may take time to get used to the empty socket where you tooth used to be. In time, the socket will begin to fill in with new bone growth and tissue. It will become smoothed over.

 

 

Possible Tooth Extraction Complications

Most tooth extractions go smoothly and healing proceeds appropriately. However, it is possible to develop complications, just as with any surgical procedure. Another service examination or treatment in our office could be necessary.

  • Bleeding: You will always have bleeding after a tooth extraction. It is completely normal to notice some bleeding or oozing for up to 36 hours after your surgery. If the bleeding becomes excessive, however, you’ll need to take measures to control it. If biting down on gauze doesn’t do the trick, try a moistened tea bag. The tannic acid in tea helps blood vessels contract. If concerning bleeding persists for 48 hours or more, please contact our office.
  • Numbness: We numb the area with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during your dental extraction. It is possible to remain somewhat numb for up to 12 hours after surgery. This is normal and is not cause for concern.
  • Swelling: Swelling is common for up to ten days post-surgery. Using ice packs on your swollen facial areas is helpful in the first 36 hours. After that time, switch to moist heat like a warm washcloth for continued swelling.
  • Bone Sequestra (dead tooth fragments): Dr. Perry is usually able to extract the entire tooth structure. However, some patients may have small tooth fragments remaining that could not be surgically removed. These fragments will slowly work through your gums as healing progresses. They may be painful at times. If you experience bone sequestra, please contact our office.
  • Difficulty Opening/Closing Your Mouth: This condition, called Trismus, is characterized by jaw pain. It also causes difficulty chewing or swallowing. While it might seem alarming, this is not cause for concern. Some patients’ jaw muscles and jaw bone joints remain sore for up to five days. The condition will dramatically improve on its own without treatment.
  • Dry Socket: Dry socket is caused by a blood clot at the extraction site becoming irritated or dislodged before you are completely healed. It causes throbbing pain that increases over time. This requires a visit to our office for treatment. Call your dentist if you think you are experiencing dry socket.

Your Complete Dentistry and Tooth Extraction Needs Near Ponte Vedra

Dr. Perry and his highly trained staff offer a wide variety of oral health and dental services. This includes tooth extractions and post-extraction treatment plans. When you receive dental services here, we treat you like family.

Dr. Perry offers specialized, compassionate care in Ponte Vedra Beach. We are also proud to offer reduced fee service examination to patients with concerns about affording treatment. This is an office policy that the patient will be made aware of if they qualify. Contact us today to learn more.

Dr. Josh Perry

Meet Dr. Perry

Dr. Perry attended dental school at the University of Florida and went on to complete three additional years of specialty training in Prosthodontics.

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Patient Reviews

5-Star Rated Ponte Vedra Dentist
Susan Bradshaw
Susan B.
11:23 10 Aug 19
Every staff member passed the fabulous test!! Caring, compassionate, attentive, knowledgeable, professional and committed to a dental plan that was right for me.
Melissa Kirkland
Melissa K.
20:14 22 Jul 19
Dr. Perry and his staff are wonderful!! I've had everything from basic cleanings to major dental work done here and every experience has been fantastic. It's clear that my comfort is a top priority for them. Despite being young and having good dental hygiene, my teeth have always been a problem, one issue after the other - mostly due to bad dental work from previous dentists. However, after working with Dr. Perry and his team the past few years i feel like i've finally gotten my teeth back to health and in tip top shape. He really is a great dentist. I also don't dread going to the dentist like I used to. The staff are SO warm and friendly. Cannot recommend PV Family Dentistry enough!
Melissa Kirkland
Melissa K.
20:14 22 Jul 19
Dr. Perry and his staff are wonderful!! I've had everything from basic cleanings to major dental work done here and every experience has been fantastic. It's clear that my comfort is a top priority for them. Despite being young and having good dental hygiene, my teeth have always been a problem, one issue after the other - mostly due to bad dental work from previous dentists. However, after working with Dr. Perry and his team the past few years i feel like i've finally gotten my teeth back to health and in tip top shape. He really is a great dentist. I also don't dread going to the dentist like I used to. The staff are SO warm and friendly. Cannot recommend PV Family Dentistry enough!
Robert Claypoole
Robert C.
16:22 22 Jul 19
Excellent staff. Monica was very professional and caring. Dr. Perry was also very helpful re my current problems.
Robert Claypoole
Robert C.
19:02 26 Jun 19
Excellent staff. Monica was very professional and caring. Dr. Perry was also very helpful re my current problems.
Scott Bishop
Scott B.
22:43 18 Jun 19
Went to see Dr Perry after I was not satisfied with a filling by another dentist. After that filling I needed a root canal and in turn needed a crown. The main reason I came to this practice is that Dr Perry is also a prosthadontist ( basically the experts in cosmetics like crowns). The entire staff is beyond polite and friendly!! Kristie, Dr Perry’s assistant saw me both for the temporary and permanent crown appointments and was integral in the process. Kristie was extremely skilled and awesomely friendly! Dr Perry is a master at his craft and made sure my permanent crown felt and looked amazing! Great guy indeed!! He had wonderful bedside manner and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend his practice to anyone looking for superb care!
Scott Bishop
Scott B.
22:43 18 Jun 19
Went to see Dr Perry after I was not satisfied with a filling by another dentist. After that filling I needed a root canal and in turn needed a crown. The main reason I came to this practice is that Dr Perry is also a prosthadontist ( basically the experts in cosmetics like crowns). The entire staff is beyond polite and friendly!! Kristie, Dr Perry’s assistant saw me both for the temporary and permanent crown appointments and was integral in the process. Kristie was extremely skilled and awesomely friendly! Dr Perry is a master at his craft and made sure my permanent crown felt and looked amazing! Great guy indeed!! He had wonderful bedside manner and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend his practice to anyone looking for superb care!
Dave Oczypok
Dave O.
18:22 13 Jun 19
Another OUTSTANDING experience at my Dentist office! Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry is by far the very BEST dentist office in Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville, FL area! You must go there! I give them my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION as everyone and everything is fantastic!! The professional office staff is superb, welcoming, attentive, helpful and accommodating to your needs. The hygienists, especially Morgan, who by the way is an artist with the teeth cleaning water pick and has a very light yet effective touch polishing, etc., are pros and will make your pearly whites feel exceptional! Dr. Perry is top-notch, caring and extremely knowledgeable, taking time to explain anything needed to ensure you fully understand and are confident about a suggestion or recommendation he offers. I am extremely satisfied, so much so, that I have been promoting Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to my family and friends, even if they don’t need a new dentist office. . . 6 stars out of 5…trust me!! I actually look forward to going to this dentist office!! Thank you, Dr. Perry and team!!!
Jeanne Ariav
Jeanne A.
17:59 23 Apr 19
Dr Perry and his staff at Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry are fantastic. Scheduling is a breeze, appointments are ontime and Dr Perry is a perfectionist. Dr Perry took the time at my most recent visit to listen and advise regarding some other medical issues that came up between visits with some good advice moving forward. He always calls the evening after a procedure to check if everything is ok.
Haim Ariav
Haim A.
21:45 22 Apr 19
Great service and care! The staff is amazing and very attentive with great follow-up by Dr. Perry afterwards.
James Bradshaw
James B.
21:23 19 Apr 19
What a great office, all the folks here ready do a wonderful job. I'm difficult with my schedule and they certainly helped me in that regard.
Ashley Schmitt
Ashley S.
11:05 20 Jul 17
Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry is by far the best dentist in town!! I was not a patient of Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry (I didn't have a dentist in town as I have only been living here a short while), but I was heavily pregnant and my tooth broke (not just chipped, but half of my tooth broke off). I called Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry and within a few hours I had an appointment with Dr. Perry, I was completely surprised that I would be able to get an appointment that quickly, especially considering I was a new patient. The ladies I spoke with on the phone/at the Front Desk were unbelievably friendly, accomodating and helpful. Tammy, who works very closely with Dr. Perry took great care of me and made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. Dr. Perry is a true professional, he is extremely good at what he does and he runs a fine practice!!! When I met Dr. Perry he was very down to earth, he was caring and explained the different options and procedure to me (as I was heavily pregnant I couldn't have x-rays or certain anesthesia). Throughout the process he made sure I understood what he was doing and that it was safe for me. Dr Perry's wife was pregnant at the time and he said to me "I wouldn't do/recommend anything to you that I wouldn't to my wife" which was very reassuring. As my tooth broke off so low to the gum/nerve Dr. Perry recommended having a root canal to prevent any pain, I literally went straight from Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to see the specialist who performed the root canal, talk about being efficient and knowing the right people!! I could not have been happier with Dr Perry's recommendation, they did a great job and I came back the next day to have the temporary crown fitted. Dr Perry advised that I should have crown lengthening done before he fitted the permanent crown (as the tooth broke off so close to the gum), so we decided it would be best to wait until after I had my baby. After my baby I had the crown lengthening done and again was extremely pleased with Dr. Perry's specialist recommendation. After my gums healed I had the permanent crown fitted and it feels like my tooth never broke as Dr. Perry did an unbelievably good job!! Needless to say I have been promoting Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to all of my friends when they say they need a dentist. I could not have been happier with my experience, thank you Dr. Perry and team!!!
Darla March
Darla M.
13:12 19 Jul 17
I love coming here despite gum sensitivity and not-a-fan of dental work. I have been a patient at Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry since we moved here in 2012. I was sad to lose Dr. Banga and was very concerned about a new dentist. I see the wisdom in Dr. Banga's wife selling the practice to Drs. Susi and Josh Perry. I highly recommend this practice to the entire family. Dr. Susi Perry (aka Dr. Susi) is fantastic with kids and young adults. Dr. Josh Perry is an expert in adult and geriatric dental care. My grandfather complained about his dentures for ten years until Dr. Perry and his staff were able to line them and heal the remaining bone and tissue. Years of pain, frustration and difficulty eating were remedied in three visits. The front office staff, hygienists and assistants are professional, proficient and kind. They treat us like family. They helped get my grandparents in/out of the car; work with us for appointments; file all the insurance claims; and, provide a gentle touch in cleanings and care. I recommend this dentist to those new to the area; and, anyone looking for a comprehensive dental office.
James Carlin
James C.
21:46 02 Mar 17
It just doesn't get any better than this team. I am having a smile changing procedure. I have never, ever been happy with my teeth. I am so at ease with all the steps of this. I am looking forward to next stage of life with a smile I can be confident about
Greta Saari Mayhugh
Greta Saari M.
12:59 30 Sep 16
Seriously the best dentist and people that work there... I'm so sad to have to move away... :( love them all!
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