Tooth Extractions

We understand that the thought of having a tooth removed can be daunting, but please know that our goal is always to prioritize your health and well-being. While we always strive to care for and preserve your natural teeth, there may be instances where extraction is the best course of action.

Tooth Extractions in Jacksonville & Orange Park, FL

At Normandy Lakewood Dentistry, our priority is your comfort and health. Whether it’s a simple or surgical extraction, our experienced team ensures that the procedure is as pain-free and efficient as possible. We strive to minimize discomfort and promote a quick recovery using the latest techniques and sedation options. We are committed to guiding you through the recovery process with personalized care and detailed aftercare instructions.

We offer tooth extractions in Jacksonville & Orange Park, FL. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain or decay, you may need a tooth extraction. Make your appointment today.

Illustration of a tooth being extracted with dental forceps
  • Does a tooth extraction hurt?

    Because anesthesia is used during all tooth extraction procedures, you shouldn’t feel any pain during surgery. Once surgery is over and the anesthesia starts to wear off, you’ll feel some pain but can take over-the-counter pain medication to manage this. For more extensive tooth extractions, your dentist will prescribe stronger pain relievers.

    On average, pain from a tooth extraction should decrease after three days. If it doesn’t, contact your dentist so they can check the extraction site to make sure it’s healing properly and there’s no sign of infection.

  • How do I prevent dry socket after a tooth extraction?

    To prevent dry socket, a painful condition where the blood clot at the extraction site is dislodged, follow these key steps:

    1. Avoid smoking and using straws for at least 48 hours after extraction.
    2. Stick to soft foods and avoid vigorous rinsing or spitting.
    3. Follow the prescribed aftercare regimen, including gentle cleaning around the extraction site.
    4. Use any medication or mouth rinses as directed by your dentist.


  • When can I stop using gauze after my tooth extraction?

    You will only need to use gauze for the first 45 minutes to two hours after your tooth extraction. This time depends on whether or not the bleeding from your extraction site has stopped. If it is still bleeding after this time, you will need to consider changing the gauze and continuing to use it until the bleeding stops.

    Most simple tooth extractions should heal within 7 to 10 days. Surgical tooth extractions and wisdom tooth removals can take several weeks to heal.

  • When can I eat solid food after a tooth extraction?

    It’s important to be gentle with your mouth after having a tooth extraction procedure. This means you’ll need to avoid hard and crunchy foods such as chips and crackers since they could disturb the extraction wound. As a general rule of thumb, you should wait at least seven days to incorporate solid foods into your diet. However, all patients are different, so check with your dentist.

    What to Eat After Tooth Extraction

    Some good soft foods to consider eating after oral surgery include:

    • Yogurt
    • Scrambled eggs
    • Mashed potatoes
    • Smoothies
    • Blended soups
    • Applesauce
    • Cottage cheese

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We strive to provide high-quality dental care. Schedule an appointment today to discuss whether dentures are right for you.

Normandy Lake Dentistry at Normandy

7885 Normandy Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32221
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 6pm

Normandy Lake Dentistry at Lakewood

2845 University Blvd W.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 6pm



Normandy Lake Dentistry at Orange Park

1580 Wells Rd. STE 20
Orange Park, FL 32073
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Tuesday / Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday / Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm