1800 SE 17th St STE 602, Ocala, FL 34471
1800 SE 17th St STE 602, Ocala, FL 34471
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Extractions and socket preservation at Ocala Smiles

Tooth extractions are sometimes planned and scheduled to help address overcrowded teeth, prepare the smile for orthodontic treatment, or remove wisdom teeth. Removal of permanent teeth is typically avoided whenever possible, but sometimes it is required. Drs. Robert Evelyn and Wayne Harper of Ocala Smiles in Ocala, Florida, can discuss with patients when they need dental services, such as dental extractions and socket preservation.

Do I need an emergency tooth extraction?

Sometimes, the unexpected occurs, and patients might need an emergency tooth extraction. This is when a problem exists, such as significant damage, an abscess, or failed root canal therapy. Once the tooth is extracted, it needs to be replaced as soon as possible with an implant, bridge, or denture to avoid the shifting of teeth within the dental arch.

Do I need socket preservation?

Socket preservation is a dental procedure that aims to prevent bone loss after a tooth extraction. The socket is the opening in the jawbone where the tooth used to be. This procedure involves filling the socket with grafting material which helps preserve the shape and volume of the jawbone. It is recommended to consider socket preservation if you plan on getting dental implants in the future.

What are the consequences of not getting an emergency tooth extraction?

Dental problems such as damaged or infected teeth can have severe consequences if left untreated. These include persistent pain, difficulty eating and speaking, and even spreading the infection to other parts of the body. Delaying an emergency tooth extraction can also lead to even more extensive and costly treatments in the future.

How do I find out more about extractions and socket preservation?

Patients in the community of Ocala, FL, who need dental work are welcome to connect with the team at Ocala Smiles to schedule their next appointment. The office is located at 1800 SE 17th Street, Suite #602, and is open to new patients who call 352-867-7181. We serve patients in and around the communities of Dunnellon, Belleview, Summerfield, Citrus Springs, Salt Springs, Fort McCoy, Weirsdale, Anthony, Crystal River, The Villages, and Lady Lake, FL.