Drs. Parra and Craighead are prosthodontists, specialists in tooth replacement, including the extraction of teeth. Dr. Craighead is also a periodontist, a specialist in the jawbone and gum tissues and has extensive surgical experience. He can perform all types of wisdom teeth extractions.
We have created a spa-like environment, with large-screen TVs and heat and massage chairs in each operatory. Our staff are very trained and friendly. They’ll make sure you are comfortable and at ease. To take the edge off, we offer oral and IV sedation.
Dr. Craighead has extensive experience in surgery and wisdom tooth extraction. He uses minimally invasive techniques and IV sedation to keep the patient comfortable. Dr. Craighead is one of a handful of dentists worldwide with the dual specialties of periodontics and prosthodontics. Periodontics is the specialty of the gum and bone tissues, and prosthodontics is the specialty of tooth restoration and replacement.
Dr. Craighead has an in-depth understanding of the bone, gum and tooth structure and will make sure your wisdom teeth are correctly extracted.
The key to a gentle extraction that causes low post extraction discomfort is the technique. Drs. Craighead and Parra use a minimally invasive technique to remove teeth so there is improved healing and less discomfort. They also use PRF platelet rich fibrin growth factors—to stimulate healing and speed recovery. PRF also further decreases post-op inflammation and swelling.
Drs. Parra and Craighead do in-depth diagnostics, including 3D X-rays as needed. Dr. Craighead is a specialist in gum and bone tissues and he will be able to see if you need to get an extraction or the tooth can be saved.
“I got all four wisdom teeth taken out the same day. I was pretty hesitant and nervous about the procedure. I go so worked up in the beginning I started to cry, but Dr. Craighead was very patient with me and soon calmed me down. I was back to work the next day!” — Ashley
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Dr. Ada Parra and Dr. Justin Craighead are proud to serve as the only specialist team offering the expertise of both a prosthodontist and periodontist in Gainesville, FL.