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Saving a tooth is always our first choice, but sometimes, a tooth is too damaged to save and you need to have the tooth pulled. Teeth extractions can be very intimidating for some patients, but we’ll do our best to allay your apprehensions and ensure that you’re comfortable. Usually, the tooth extraction procedure doesn’t take much time and it shouldn’t be painful. If you have questions, call our office and we’ll be happy to answer them.
What’s the Cost of a Tooth Extraction?
Your tooth extraction cost will be unique to you and will be influenced by several factors. The location of the tooth to be removed, the condition of the tooth, the insurance coverage you have, and your overall dental health can affect the final cost of your extraction. You’ll be provided with a detailed cost estimate before we begin the procedure, so there won’t be any surprises. If you need a tooth extraction, call our Annapolis office to schedule an appointment.
Is an Oral Surgery Extraction Different Than Having a Tooth Pulled?
If a tooth hasn’t fully erupted through the surface of the gum, or if it’s broken and only a small amount of the tooth is visible, then you may need an oral surgeon. A tooth is usually removed using forceps, but if there’s not enough tooth surface for the forceps to fasten to, then the tooth will need to be surgically extracted. Call our office in Annapolis if you want to schedule an appointment or if you want more information.
Why Would an Extraction Be My Only Option?
If a tooth is severely damaged due to trauma or the presence of significant decay, there may not be enough tooth to save. If it would require a very large filling due to decay, then an extraction will alleviate your excruciating pain and enable your gum and jaw to begin the healing process.
Once you have had an extraction, an artificial tooth can replace the missing tooth and maintain proper tooth and jaw alignment, so call us today if you need an appointment for an extraction.
Can My General Dentist Remove My Severely Decayed, Cracked, Or Broken Teeth?
If the damage to your tooth has extended to the middle of the tooth, then you may need a root canal. Your dentist will determine if a root canal is necessary or if the tooth needs to be removed, which will alleviate your pain and allow your jaw to heal. After your procedure, your dentist will explain the importance of replacing the missing tooth with an artificial tooth.
Why Do Baby Teeth Need to Be Pulled?
Baby teeth sometimes need to be removed for the same reasons that adult teeth sometimes need to be removed. If there’s a large cavity or if the baby tooth is prohibiting the eruption of the adult tooth, then the tooth may need to be extracted. We’re very adept at working with children, so call our Annapolis office if your child needs dental work. Although baby teeth are temporary teeth, they need the same care and hygiene that adult teeth need, so call us for an appointment.
If I Have Advanced Gum Disease, Is an Extraction Really Necessary?
Although tooth loss is common among those who have advanced gum disease, the poor condition of the teeth sometimes causes pain, so if you have dental pain that’s due to periodontal disease, an extraction can alleviate your pain. Call our office in Annapolis to schedule an appointment for getting a tooth pulled.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Appear?
Wisdom teeth generally appear early in adulthood or in the late teens. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars and many people experience problems when they appear. Since they’re the last teeth to erupt, there’s usually not enough room for them and the jaw becomes crowded. They can come in crooked due to a lack of space, and they can cause an infection to set in. if you have wisdom teeth and they’re causing problems, call our Annapolis office to schedule an appointment. Your dentist will examine your teeth and make a recommendation for the disposition of your wisdom teeth.
Why Are My Teeth Crowded?
If you have more teeth than your jaw can accommodate, then your teeth may be overcrowded. Braces can correct teeth that are crooked due to overcrowding, but one or more teeth may need to be removed in order to make room for the straightened teeth. Call our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What Will My Extraction Aftercare Instructions Be?
For the initial 24 hours after your extraction, you’ll need to avoid any strenuous activity and your dentist will advise you when you may resume other activities. It’s important to follow these instructions because the extraction site needs time to form a clot and begin the healing process. Be sure to call us if you have any questions about your aftercare instructions.
How Long Will It Take My Extraction Site to Heal?
Everyone heals at a different rate, but a tooth removal site should be fully healed within a week. If you’ve had a molar extracted or if you had oral surgery, then it will probably take longer, but your dentist will advise you of the approximate time for your complete tooth extraction healing.
If you need a dentist for a tooth extraction in Annapolis, then call our office at (410) 793-4922 and we can help you. We strive to provide the best quality dental care possible to our patients, and we look forward to working with you, so give us a call.