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Do you have a very painful tooth that has you feeling apprehensive because you fear you will need a tooth extraction? Don’t delay getting help, it’s possible we can save your tooth. If not, an extraction will stop the pain you are feeling. There’s no reason to fear an extraction; they do not hurt.
What Will Getting a Tooth Pulled Cost?
Your tooth extraction cost will depend on the results of an examination by one of our dentists. He or she can give you a price after determining how difficult the tooth will be to pull and its condition and location. Your extraction will cost more if our dentist has to refer you to an oral surgeon for the extraction. Call us to make an appointment and learn what you’ll pay for an extraction. If you have dental insurance coverage, please let us know so we can estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.
What Are Surgical Extractions?
If a dental professional has to cut your gum to reach the affected tooth, the procedure becomes a surgical extraction. Oral surgeons perform surgical extractions in their office, usually with local and IV anesthesia so the surgery is painless. If your dentist finds he or she cannot grasp the tooth because enough of it isn’t visible above the gum line, you’ll receive a referral to an oral surgeon for the extraction. Just like dental extractions, surgical extractions do not hurt.
When Are Tooth Extractions Unavoidable?
Our dentists won’t recommend an extraction unless they believe attempts to save your tooth would be futile. Unless you need teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons, we will explain your options for replacing the tooth and why you shouldn’t have a missing tooth in your mouth. We also offer extractions if you plan to get dentures or implants. Listed below are other instances when our dentists may suggest an extraction.
Can I Have a Badly Damaged Tooth Pulled?
Yes, our dentists will pull teeth badly damaged by decay or trauma that a root canal cannot fix or teeth a dentist cannot repair. Broken or cracked teeth where the damage reaches the pulp often need an extraction. The extraction will not hurt and it will relieve the pain you’re probably feeling.
Under What Circumstances Would a Dentist Pull a Baby Tooth?
Sometimes having your child’s baby tooth extracted is in their best interest. If a tooth is badly decayed and causing your child pain, it is better to extract the tooth if the cavity is too large to fill and our dentist expects the tooth to fall out soon. Sometimes, baby teeth are stubborn and they refuse to fall out when the adult tooth tries to emerge. If your child needs a tooth extraction, call our office to make an appointment. Our dental team has experience at making children feel comfortable.
Will I Need Tooth Removal If I Have Advanced Gum Disease?
If periodontal disease has compromised the bone and tissue holding a tooth, the tooth will become loose. One of our dentists can safely extract the tooth and help you with gum disease treatment.
Why Do So Many Individuals Have Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
Most adults have their wisdom teeth extracted. The teeth are unnecessary to chew well or speak properly, so dentists recommend they come out if you are in pain or the teeth are affecting your bite. Our dentist can remove your wisdom teeth if they have emerged from your gum. If you have impacted wisdom teeth that can’t break through your gum, we will refer you to an oral surgeon to remove them.
Can I Get Extractions to Relieve Overcrowding?
If you are having orthodontic work to relieve overcrowding, you will probably need extractions to create space for your remaining teeth to straighten out. Call our office to arrange an appointment with a dentist who always tries to make extractions as painless as possible.
What Are the Usual Instructions After Having a Tooth Pulled?
Typically, your dentist will give you a list of things you cannot do which could dislodge the blood clot that helps your extraction site heal. Don’t smoke, drink through a straw or do anything else on the list for at least 24 hours. Your dentist will also explain what you should do for pain and swelling, which is usually minimal with dental extractions.
How Fast Will a Tooth Extraction Heal?
You should take it easy and avoid vigorous activities for 24 to 48 hours after having an extraction. Tooth extraction healing takes about one week for a simple extraction if you are in good overall health. Surgical extractions take several weeks to heal.
If you’re looking for a reputable dental office for a safe tooth extraction in The Village of Cross Keys, phone us at (443) 863-6394 to schedule an appointment.