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Tooth Extraction

While our dentists will do their best to save natural teeth, sometimes, removal is the best way to look after your smile.

Our team in Merritt Island, FL, may recommend tooth extraction to provide you relief and promote your dental health over the long term.

Learn how Family Dentistry & Prosthodontics ensures this procedure is as convenient and painless as possible.

When Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary

Our dentists in Merritt Island will do everything they can to preserve your natural tooth. However, the best option for your oral health may involve your dentist removing teeth in the case of:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth that cause teeth to shift irregularly
  • Extensive decay that fillings or crowns cannot repair
  • Late-stage gum disease that causes a tooth to loosen
  • Damage or fractures that compromise tooth structure
  • Root canal infection that does not respond to treatment

We can perform both simple and complex, surgical extractions on-site.

Our Dentists Keep Patients Comfortable

With Sedation Dentistry

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For many, the idea of experiencing further dental pain can keep them from seeking out the care they need. Fortunately, our Merritt Island dental office is equipped with the resources you need to stay relaxed every step of the way. Our team can use nitrous oxide sedation to keep you comfortable during treatment.

This safe, effective form of anesthesia is suitable for patients of all ages and can make all the difference when it comes to feeling confident in receiving the treatment you need. Its effects fade quickly so you can also drive yourself to and from your appointment.

Aftercare Considerations What to Do Following Tooth Extraction

You will likely notice some bleeding, swelling, or discomfort after your oral surgeon performs a tooth extraction. Your dentist will walk you through exactly what you can do to help minimize these side effects after your procedure. Generally, you can expect to adhere to the following:

Change Gauze

Your dentist may cover the site of the extracted tooth with gauze, which may need to be replaced every so often after leaving your appointment.

Protect the Treatment Site

A blood clot will form and protect the gum area as it heals. If it becomes dislodged, get in touch with us, as you may run the risk of developing a serious, painful condition known as a dry socket.

Follow Diet Instructions

Eating soft foods and avoiding drinking beverages through a straw will help make your recovery process easier and prevent further complications.

What Dental Patients Have to Say About Our Merrit Island, FL, Practice


Jerry K

Merritt Island, FL


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This is hands-down, the best dental practice I've ever been to. The staff is friendly and accommodating...the office is beautiful, warm, and welcoming, replete with top-notch technology.

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Gloria Brown-Barna

Merritt Island, FL


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What a beautiful and immaculate office with a wonderful and very professional and pleasant staff.

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Dr. Chan Wilkhu

Family Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Our team of friendly dental professionals can help you and your family enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles for years to come. Our dentists are members of a number of professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • International Dental Implant Association

To schedule a consultation at our Merritt Island, FL, office contact us online or call (321) 459-2444.

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