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Tooth Extraction

Is a compromised tooth causing you pain and discomfort?

While our dentists always aim to save natural teeth, sometimes the best solution for your oral health is tooth extraction.

Serving the greater Tampa, FL, area, Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa will prioritize your comfort throughout the tooth extraction process. 

Have a Painful Tooth? Contact Us Now

Dental pain or swelling may be a symptom of an issue like impacted wisdom teeth or a root canal infection. These problems require prompt treatment to prevent them from impacting other areas of your dental and overall health.

If you're experiencing sudden symptoms, contact us for urgent dental care. We'll do everything we can to get you in for treatment as soon as possible. Send us a message online or call (813) 452-6380.  

When Does a Tooth Need to Be Removed?

Our dentists will always try to save a natural tooth whenever possible. However, sometimes an extraction is the best solution for a severely compromised tooth. To improve your oral health, the dentist may recommend tooth extraction if you have:

A Severely Damaged Tooth

Our dentistry practice offers several solutions to address damage while preserving your natural tooth. However, a severely damaged tooth may need to be extracted to preserve your dental health.

A Severely Decayed Tooth

If fillings or a root canal are not able to address the severe decay of your tooth, an extraction can stop decay from spreading to surrounding healthy teeth and gums. 


If a patient's jaw is too small to accommodate all of their adult teeth, our dentists may recommend an extraction to provide enough space for your smile. 

Remaining Baby Teeth

While most baby teeth fall out by early adolescence, some patients have one or two baby teeth that do not fall out naturally and get in the way of their adult teeth erupting. A simple extraction can be done to remove these teeth.

Wisdom Teeth

Early extraction of wisdom teeth is recommended to avoid dental problems that can arise later on. Our dentists can remove impacted wisdom teeth that have or haven't erupted fully from the gums.

Think You Can Benefit From Tooth Extraction? Request a Consultation

Tooth extraction can provide pain relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of damaged and decayed teeth and be a step towards better oral health. 

Dr. Jason Edwards, Dr. Thomas Backeris, and the entire team at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa put the patient first and focus on making your dental care experience as comfortable as possible. Our board-certified doctors are more than just general dentists. They are oral surgeons who perform basic, intermediate, and advanced procedures to ensure patients receive the best dental care for their unique needs.

To see how your oral health can benefit from tooth extraction, call or contact us to request a consultation with one of our oral surgeons. We have convenient office locations in Valrico, Land O' Lakes, and South Tampa, FL. 

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If you're struggling with tooth pain and deteriorating dental health, join us in our Valrico, Land O' Lakes, or South Tampa, FL, offices for a consultation.

"Great experience here!" 5-Star Reviews From Our Tampa-Area Patients


Alana Vassil


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Great experience here! I was able to call on a Tuesday and get in the same week for a consult plus 4 wisdom teeth removals all in one visit. Prices were reasonable as well. Dr. Doroshenko did my procedure and was exceptionally kind and informative, taking the time to explain/answer any questions without rushing me or pressuring me into a decision. Highly recommend going here.

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W. E.


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Absolutely wonderful experience from the day of consultation to the day of surgery. What a wonderful team Dr. Edwards works with. Our teenage son felt he was in good and safe hands and is recovering very well. Thank you so much! Highly recommend this office especially for wisdom teeth removal!

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Nervous About Your Tooth Extraction? Sedation Can Keep You Comfortable

Removing a tooth is a relatively simple dental service, especially when performed by a trained oral surgeon like Jason Edwards or Thomas Backeris. An extraction can usually be performed with only local anesthesia, but we realize this may not feel sufficient if you have dental anxiety or an especially sensitive smile. 

Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa offers a number of sedation options that can relieve your fears and ensure your comfort. Under oral conscious, or IV sedation, you will enter a deep state of relaxation or near-sleep that helps treatment fly by comfortably and effectively.

Step-by-Step Process of Tooth Extraction

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"Our Tampa-area dentists offer both sedation dentistry and general anesthesia, helping ensure your comfort throughout your dental procedure."

Prepare With a Consultation

The tooth extraction process starts with a consultation. Your dentist will take digital imaging like low-radiation digital X-rays to determine the exact position of your teeth and virtually plan your surgery. Our dentistry practice uses only state-of-the-art digital technology to plan and perform surgery. 

Relax With Sedation

On the day of the surgery, we administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and offer several options for sedation to help patients relax during their procedure. Patients can even opt for general anesthesia, as all of our dentistry team is trained in administering general anesthesia. 

Undergo Gentle Extraction

Our dentists make the tooth extraction process a gentle procedure through advanced techniques, digital technology, and relaxing sedation methods. Many patients who choose sedation won't even remember the procedure.

Recover From the Procedure

After the procedure, the dentist will place gauze to help the formation of blood clots and reduce bleeding at the extraction site. Your dentist can also provide you with additional gauze to replace throughout the day until the bleeding stops.

If you choose IV sedation, you may feel drowsy and will need a ride home. Your dentist will inform you of best practices following the procedure and may prescribe pain medication to help aid the healing process. 

Consider Restoration Options

If you had an adult tooth removed due to severe damage or decay, we suggest replacing the gap left behind with a restoration option. Our practice provides implant-supported restorations that fill in the gaps of your smile post-surgery while helping prevent jaw atrophy.

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Janet Sulick


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Dr Edwards is amazing!  I was so scared to have my tooth pulled and he was amazing!  I didn’t feel him pull it out!

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Nordeen Lawrence


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All details of the procedures were explained in details and was very easy to understand the process and the steps of the procedure.

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Replace the Gap With Dental Implants

Dental implants can help restore your smile, but that's not their only benefit. Because they act as artificial tooth roots, dental implants are the only way to prevent jaw atrophy after tooth extraction. Dental implants can also prevent misalignment in your smile, as they prevent your remaining teeth from shifting into the empty space. 
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Our Dental Implant Options

After tooth extraction, dental implants are an excellent restorative approach to complete your smile. We offer several implant dentistry options for every need:

Full Arch Implants

Full Arch Implants are an excellent option for replacing a complete arch of teeth when you don't qualify for dental implants due to weak bone mass but want the stability that an implant affords. The method uses just four strategically-placed implants to stabilize an entire arch of teeth. 

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Same-Day Dental Implants

We offer same-day dental implants that allow you to leave our office with a full smile on the same day as implant placement surgery. Depending on the client and dentist's suggestion, you may be able to have an implant placed the same day as your tooth extraction. 

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Implant-Supported Restoration Options

Depending on if you have a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, the restoration you'll need will vary. We offer crowns, dental bridges, and dentures to create a uniform smile and a functional bite, whether you're missing just one tooth or an entire arch. 

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Learn Whether Dental Implants Are Right for You

If you need to undergo tooth extraction and want to pursue dental implant surgery to restore the form and function of your bite — in addition to revitalizing your smile – our team is here to help you fully understand all of your options. What type of dental implants are best for you after tooth extraction depends on how many teeth are extracted, your jawbone density, and oral health, among other factors.

Tooth extraction can be just the beginning of better oral health. To learn more about your treatment plan, let our skilled dentists assess what solutions make the most sense for your needs.

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John Timmel


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Dr. Backeris (a.k.a. “Dr. Tom”) and his staff–especially his surgical assistant–are extraordinary! From start to finish they were extremely friendly and professional. Dr. Tom explained everything that he was going to do and has a very gentle touch. I never thought I would say this about going to see an oral surgeon, but the total experience was a pleasure! I would not see anyone else. Thank you Dr. Tom and staff! 

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Krucial Bjj


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This place was great. They ever able to fit me in quick and easy check in. Every single person was great, easygoing and made me feel so relaxed. The oral surgeon was great and the assistants were fantastic. For something that supposed to be a horrible experience, they made it as pleasant as possible. Great convo and good music. If you have to have your surgery, might as well have it here. I wish I could give them more stars.

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We Offer Free Initial Consultations For Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients

When it comes time to have your wisdom teeth removed, it can be hard to know where to turn for quality treatment. This is a highly specialized procedure with many potential variables, so you want to be sure you're committing to the right practice for your care.

At Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa, you can get a complimentary, no-commitment meeting with an oral surgeon to review your case and plan an effective course of action. We'll get a sense of your needs, explain your options in detail, and honestly answer any questions you may have about the process.

It costs nothing to take the first step towards improving your oral health. To get started, all you have to do is call: 

(813) 452-6380

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"This experience was by far the best I have ever had." More 5-Star Reviews From Our Tampa, FL, Patients


Kelly Giron


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This was My first time going to Advanced oral surgery. I had a excellent experience. It is a very clean, friendly ,professional environment the entire Team was amazing. Alan did my X-rays he was very professional. I had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr. Edwards who did a excellent job! I can’t thank him enough. I highly recommend this place. I was really impressed and look forward to using this oral surgeon in the future should I need to.

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Tim Melander


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Super impressed with Advanced Oral Surgery. I shutter at any dental work and when it comes to any oral surgery that fear is amplified. I decided to use Advanced Oral Surgery by recommendation from Dentist Deliz who is also an amazing Dentist. I had to have a tooth pulled and I have had three root canals prior to this visit. This experience was by far the best I have ever had. Dr. Jason Edwards is incredible. He is who I will only see from now on for any oral surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Extraction

At our practice, we prioritize educating our patients about what they can expect from procedures, conditions, and oral surgery in general. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we get about tooth extraction:

Will Tooth Extraction Eliminate Gum Disease?

If you suffer from gum disease, your dentist or periodontist may recommend having a tooth or multiple teeth extracted. However, since this condition is not an infection of the teeth, tooth extraction will not be a cure-all for gum disease. That said, tooth extraction may be an integral part of your treatment plan to improve the overall health of your gums and teeth.

What Is “Dry Socket”?

If you suspect you need your tooth extracted, you may have come across a condition known as dry socket, a rare but serious complication often related to tooth extraction. This occurs when a blood clot doesn’t form — or is dislodged — after a doctor removes a tooth. Fortunately, our skilled surgeons take every measure to ensure your comfort both during and after the tooth extraction. We will provide you with complete post-operative instructions to minimize your risk.

If you do have any complications after tooth extraction surgery, know that our team is just a call away.

Is Bone Grafting Necessary After Tooth Extraction?

For individuals who have insufficient bone in the jaw, grafting is often recommended after an extraction. Dental bone grafts increase your eligibility for dental implants and other restorative solutions. Although grafts are more commonly needed after teeth have been missing for some time, our surgeons will work closely with you to determine whether you could benefit from this preliminary treatment.

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Dr. Jason EdwardsDr. Thomas Backeris, and Dr. Jason Blundell use the latest techniques and have advanced training. They are members of various notable organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To request your consultation at our state-of-the-art office, call us at (813) 452-6380.

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