We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
We always prefer to save our patient’s teeth if at all possible, but sometimes, the teeth are too damaged for us to salvage. Tooth extractions can be traumatic for some people, so we do our utmost to alleviate your anxiety and make sure you’re comfortable during the procedure. Fortunately, an extraction doesn’t take long, so you won’t spend much time in the dentist’s chair. Call our Abingdon office today to schedule an appointment if you need to have a tooth pulled.
How Much Will a Tooth Extraction Cost Me?
Your cost to have a tooth extracted will be unique to you and will depend on the condition of the tooth and its location as well as your insurance coverage. During your initial consultation, you’ll be provided with a detailed cost breakdown of the fees for your tooth extraction in our Abingdon office.
What’s the Role of an Oral Surgery Extraction?
If a tooth hasn’t fully erupted or if it’s broken off and only a small portion is visible, then you may need oral surgery. Teeth are pulled using forceps, but if there isn’t enough tooth surface for the forceps to grasp, then an oral surgeon would need to surgically remove the tooth.
When Would I Have No Option But to Have a Tooth Pulled?
If your tooth has severe decay or damage, then you may have no option other than an extraction. If you have considerable decay in your tooth, an extraction can stop the excruciating pain and your jaw can begin to heal.
After we’ve extracted your damaged tooth, your dentist will explain the necessity of replacing your tooth with a permanent denture so that your teeth and jaw remain in proper alignment.
Can I Get My Severely Decayed, Cracked or Broken Teeth Pulled at the Dentist?
If the decay or damage to your tooth has reached the root, then you may need a root canal. Your dentist will make that determination during your appointment, but if a root canal isn’t feasible, then we’ll recommend that you have a tooth extraction. Pulling the tooth will alleviate your pain, and you’ll be able to replace the missing tooth with an artificial tooth. Call our Abingdon office to schedule an appointment for getting a tooth pulled.
Why Do You Pull Baby Teeth?
Baby teeth are pulled when they are infected or if there’s a cavity that’s too large to accommodate a filling or if it’s preventing the eruption of the adult tooth. Although baby teeth are temporary, they should receive the same quality of dental care that adult teeth receive. If your child is having toothaches or needs dental work, call our Abingdon office and let us help you.
Will a Tooth Extraction Make a Difference If I Have Advanced Gum Disease?
If you have advanced periodontal disease, a tooth extraction can alleviate a considerable amount of discomfort. Your teeth may be loose and infected, so a tooth extraction can lessen your pain considerably. Call our office if you need to schedule an appoint for teeth extractions.
Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?
If your wisdom teeth aren’t causing a problem, there’s no reason why you can’t keep them. However, many people find that by the time their wisdom teeth erupt – usually in their late teens or early adulthood – there’s not enough room in their mouth to accommodate them. The wisdom teeth can erupt at an angle or not at all, and sometimes they cause an infection. If your wisdom teeth are causing dental problems, then call our Abingdon office and let us help you.
What Can I Do About Teeth That Are Crowded?
Crowded teeth usually come in crooked, and this can be fixed by wearing braces, but you’ll probably need to have one or more teeth pulled in order to make enough room for straightened teeth.
What Type of Extraction Aftercare Instructions Will I Receive?
During the initial 24 hours after your tooth removal, you’ll need to restrict your activities and follow your dentist’s instructions faithfully. The extraction site needs to be able to form a clot so that it can begin to heal. You’ll receive instructions for alleviating swelling or discomfort, but if you have questions about your instructions, be sure to call our office.
Will It Take Long for My Extraction Site to Heal?
Healing time is unique to the individual, but if you’ve had one or more teeth pulled, then the extraction site should be completely healed within a week. If you had a molar extracted or had oral surgery, then it will usually take longer for the tooth extraction healing at the site.
If you need to have a tooth extraction in Abingdon, then call our dental office at (410) 698-1674 and schedule an appointment. We’re a family oriented practice that’s dedicated to providing high-quality dentistry to our patients at an affordable price, and we look forward to hearing from you.