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Hearing your tooth is severely damaged and has to come out is daunting, but getting a tooth pulled is a simple, quick procedure. Your dentist administers a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding gum, meaning you will not feel pain as the tooth comes out. Your dentist will loosen your tooth and then pull it out with a pair of forceps. Extractions are nothing to fear; they relieve the pain you’ve been feeling.
How Much Does a Simple Extraction Cost?
If your tooth appears to be more difficult to pull, your extraction may cost more. The tooth’s condition also plays a role in determining your tooth extraction cost. You would have to have an examination before our dentist can quote a price. If you have dental insurance, our staff can help you figure out your copay. Call today to make an appointment for an examination.
What’s the Difference Between a Surgical and Non-Surgical Tooth Extractions?
A dentist performs a non-surgical extraction when the tooth has emerged from the gum. This allows a dentist to grasp the tooth and pull it out. An oral surgeon will perform a surgical extraction in their office. With surgical extractions, the oral surgeon has to cut into the gum to reach the tooth.
When Is a Tooth Extraction Inevitable?
Sometimes, dentists cannot preserve teeth ravaged by disease or teeth severely broken, often from trauma. When one of our dentists has to pull a tooth, he or she will talk to their patient about the importance of replacing the tooth. Keep reading to discover other circumstances when a dentist will suggest an extraction.
Will Dentists Pull a Badly Decayed Tooth?
If a tooth has a break that reaches the pulp of the tooth, our dentist might not be able to repair it. If your dentist finds decay that has reached the pulp and there isn’t enough healthy tooth to support a root canal crown, he or she will suggest an extraction.
When Is It Advisable to Pull a Baby Tooth?
Our dentists will suggest an extraction for your child if he or she has an infected or badly decayed tooth. Our dentist may also suggest an extraction if your child’s baby tooth refuses to fall out on time. Contact our office if you’re looking for a gentle dentist who excels at putting children at ease.
Can I Have Teeth Loose From Gum Disease Pulled?
The main reason for loose adult teeth is periodontal disease. If you have a painful loose tooth from periodontal disease, you can have the tooth pulled at our office. Call for an appointment and one of our dentists will have the tooth out quickly.
Why Should I Consider Wisdom Tooth Removal?
If you don’t have enough room in your jaw for your wisdom teeth to erupt, or emerge fully, you may experience pain, swelling and problems chewing. This is quite common, most teens and young adults have their wisdom teeth extracted. If your wisdom teeth are bothering you and they have already erupted, our dentist can pull them for you. If your wisdom teeth have not emerged, we can refer you to an oral surgeon to remove them. Ancient humans needed wisdom teeth, but we don’t, so there are no negative consequences to removing them.
Will Teeth Extractions Cure Overcrowding?
If you have too many teeth for the size of your jaw, one of our dentists can extract teeth to prepare for orthodontic work. While braces align teeth, sometimes there needs to be more room in your mouth for the teeth to move into the proper position, and extractions provide that extra space. Contact us if you would like to meet with an experienced tooth extraction dentist who will ensure the procedure is as painless as possible.
What Are the Tooth Extraction Aftercare Extractions?
After having a tooth pulled, it’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions to avoid infection and dry socket, a very painful condition which occurs when you do something to dislodge the blood clot that forms at the extraction site. Your dentist will also tell you what to take for pain and how to relieve swelling.
How Long Do I Have to Wait for My Extraction Site to Heal?
After a simple extraction, rest for a day or two. The site should heal within seven days; however, a molar or surgical extraction will have a tooth extraction healing time that is two to three times longer than a simple extraction.
If you have a painful tooth and you’re looking for a dentist who will try to save your tooth, but who can also provide a tooth extraction in Frederick, please call us at (301) 862-6783 to make an appointment. We welcome new patients.