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Improve Your Smile with Tooth Extraction

At Boca Perio Implants, we understand how uncomfortable tooth extractions1 (exodontia or tooth pulling) can be for some people. We want our patients to know that we are here to provide the best care and experience possible. Dr. Leichter, a respected periodontist in Boca Raton, leads our team of professionals and uses the most advanced technology available to ensure that each extraction is as painless and comfortable as possible for quick healing and pain-free smiles!

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About the Procedure

We are committed to ensuring our patients receive the highest quality of care and have an excellent experience during their visits with us. We use state-of-the-art anesthesia to reduce discomfort and promote healing, and 3D imaging technology that allows us to accurately assess the condition of your mouth before any teeth pulling takes place.

Orthodontic Extraction

While a tooth might not be infected, or gum disease has not set in due to poor oral health, there may still come the need to remove a tooth if other teeth require more space to move to create a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile. Exodontia is often the last resort, and it isn’t the norm for children because their teeth are still growing. However if the dentist decides it is needed, rest assured we will thoroughly explain the procedure to ensure any fears are erased.

Surgical Tooth Extraction

If the tooth cannot be removed under local anesthetic, surgical tooth extraction2 may be necessary. This is a slightly more invasive treatment but completely safe in the hands of the experienced dentists at Boca Perio Implants. Though it may sound scary, the alternative is for the infected tooth to stay in the mouth, and that is not advised. We will be more than happy to talk you through the procedure.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Unlike other teeth, wisdom teeth3 often have multiple roots. This means the process of removing wisdom teeth need not be as painful since the roots can be easily located. If you are in pure agony as a result of your wisdom teeth coming through, it is suggested that you discuss this issue with us. Resolving this issue sooner rather than later is often the best route.

Who Is a Candidate?

There are several reasons why you might need one or several teeth pulled. These include gum disease, tooth decay, and even a broken tooth that is beyond repair. When exodontia is needed, no amount of painkillers or antibiotics will cure the problem as the cause of it will still remain.

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Benefits of Tooth Extraction

Having a tooth extracted with Dr. Leichter will improve dental function and esthetics, better long-term oral health, and increase comfort and confidence in your smile. The benefits of tooth pulling include:

  • Removing a source of infection and pain, such as an abscessed or impacted tooth
  • Eliminating the risk of infection spreading elsewhere in the body
  • Improving dental hygiene
  • Providing immediate relief from any discomfort
  • Helping prevent further bone loss associated with gum disease

Why Choose Boca Perio Implants?

At Boca Perio Implants, we strive for excellence and ensure that you feel safe and secure throughout your entire tooth extraction Boca Raton treatment process. If you are nervous about an upcoming extraction, please don’t hesitate to speak with us – we specialize in creating personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s individual needs and goals. Your comfort is our priority!

Book an appointment with us and let’s get you back to smiling without pain and discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I eat solid food after tooth extraction?

After tooth pulling, waiting at least 24 hours before eating solid food is recommended. Afterward, you should stick to soft foods for the next week to ensure proper healing.

How much is a tooth extraction?

The cost will vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and the type of anesthesia required. Generally, a simple tooth extraction can range from $150-600.

How long does a tooth extraction take?

A tooth pulling typically takes about 30 minutes for a single tooth, although complex procedures can take up to an hour or more.

When can I smoke after tooth extraction?

It is recommended to wait at least 48 hours after pulling your teeth before smoking, otherwise this can cause complications with healing.

How long does pain last after tooth extraction?

The associated pain usually lasts 2 – 3 days after the procedure and decreases significantly after the first 24 hours.

Can I brush my teeth after tooth extraction?

You should wait at least 24 hours before brushing your teeth, and avoid brushing the extraction socket for a few days to allow for healing.

How many teeth can be extracted at once?

Depending on the complexity of each individual case, multiple teeth may be extracted during one visit; Dr. Leichter will make his recommendations after a thorough oral exam.


1 American Dental Association. Extractions. Available:

2 National Library of Medicine. JR Hooley, DP Golden. Surgical Extraction. Available:

3 Mayo Clinic. Wisdom Tooth Extraction. Available:

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About the Author

Dr. Julian C. Leichter is a Harvard Fellow, and Boca Raton’s trusted leader in periodontics with more than 40 years of experience in natural tooth preservation, and implant preservation. His periodontal techniques continue to nurture many healthy smiles throughout Florida, and beyond.

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