What is a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from your jaw. There are many reasons why our dentists may suggest a tooth extraction in Macclenny, Florida, and you can be assured that we will only suggest a tooth extraction if we feel it is absolutely necessary to the health of your smile. Tooth extractions are generally performed to:

  • Remove an irreparably damaged or decayed tooth
  • Prevent serious infection from spreading to other teeth
  • Prepare your smile for orthodontic work
  • Enhance the beauty of an overcrowded smile

We recognize that losing a tooth can be intimidating, and Dr. Romeo and Dr. Cardenas are here to guide you every step of the way.

What is wisdom teeth removal?

Outside of decay, the most common type of tooth extraction is wisdom teeth removal. Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the last teeth in your smile to erupt from your gum line. There is often not enough room for your wisdom teeth to grow properly, and they become impacted. This means the wisdom teeth get stuck below the gum line, often growing in sideways. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pressure on your natural teeth and foster decay. To keep your smile bright, we offer wisdom teeth removal.

No matter the reason for your tooth extraction, we will provide you with multiple cosmetic and restorative options to restore your smile. For more information, contact our dental office today.