Expert-Based Tooth Extractions
Have a rotten tooth? The discomfort may make it difficult for you to eat or even sleep. Dr. Lindsay Eastman always attempts to save natural teeth, but if the tooth is untreatable, he will have to pull it. As a periodontist Dr. Eastman knows how to remove a tooth, repair surrounding tissues, and limit the effects of infection. With 50 years of combined experience, he and his periodontal team—including Drs. Christie Eastman-Craighead and Justin Craighead—are your go-to experts for tooth extractions in Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton, FL.
When a tooth extraction is required, be assured that our team will keep you comfortable throughout the process. We offer a variety of sedation options including IV sedation and oral sedation. With you relaxed, your doctor will grip the bad tooth with a pair of forceps and carefully pull it free from the socket. We may recommend or prescribe medication for pain management during healing, which can take about 10 days.
To ensure a smooth recovery, follow all aftercare instructions our team gives you. Empty tooth sockets naturally develop blood clots during healing. If these clots don’t develop or become dislodged you may be facing dry socket, a painful complication in which the nerves and bone under an extraction site become exposed. Avoid dry socket by not drinking through a straw or rinsing the treatment area at first.
Empty tooth sockets can lead to bone loss, as the jawbone relies on stimulation from tooth roots to stay whole and healthy. For this reason, it’s important to replace extracted teeth (except a wisdom tooth) with either implant supported dentures or dental implants. These secure solutions completely restore the function and esthetics of your teeth, whether you’re missing one tooth or a full arch. They look completely natural and are made to last a lifetime. Regain your smile and self-confidence!
Dr. Eastman incorporates the latest techniques in reconstructive periodontics, tissue engineering, dental implants placement and was among the first group of dentists in the U.S. trained in computer guided implant surgery.
Put Tooth Pain Behind You for Good
Extractions provide relief—and an opportunity for a stronger smile. Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.