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Our dentists will try to preserve natural teeth; however, in some cases, tooth removal is the best option. A tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that our dentists perform quickly and efficiently. It’s a painless procedure which stops pain and infection from spreading to your other teeth. If you’re anxious about having an extraction, let our dental team know; we will do our best to put you at ease before the procedure.
What Does a Simple Extraction Cost?
We base your tooth extraction cost on the difficulty of the extraction, whether you need a dental or a surgical extraction and your dental insurance coverage. Your dentist cannot quote a price for an extraction without seeing the tooth and performing an exam. If you would like to know what your extraction will cost, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
Why Do I Have to See an Oral Surgeon for a Tooth Extraction?
Your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon if he or she determines you need a surgical extraction. Oral surgeons extract teeth broken at the gum line or teeth that haven’t erupted yet. Since the oral surgeon has to cut your gum to access the tooth, the extraction is a surgical procedure.
When Is Getting a Tooth Pulled My Only Treatment Option?
If you have a tooth with too much decay to preserve with a root canal, your dentist will extract it to stop your pain. After your extraction, your dentist will talk to you about tooth replacement options, including a bridge or an implant once you heal. Leaving a missing tooth in your mouth can cause your other teeth to shift and make it difficult to chew properly. Keep reading to learn about other reasons for having a tooth pulled.
Can Dentists Remove Severely Cracked and Broken Teeth?
Yes, depending on the extent of the damage to your tooth, an extraction might be the only viable option. Contact us if you have a broken or cracked tooth that is causing you pain so one of our dentists can extract it.
Will Dentists Extract Baby Teeth?
Our dentists will pull a baby tooth if the tooth is not falling out to make way for the adult tooth or if the tooth is badly infected or decayed. If your child possibly needs an extraction, please call us for an appointment. Our dental team will make your child comfortable and make having a tooth pulled as stress-free as possible.
Will a Tooth Extraction Cure Advanced Gum Disease?
With advanced gum disease, or periodontal disease, bacteria attacks a tooth’s support structure. The tooth will eventually become loose and one of our dentists can extract it for you. An extraction won’t cure periodontal disease, you would still need treatment to stop future tooth loss. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a safe extraction that will relieve your pain.
Can Dentists Perform Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
Wisdom teeth, which appear between ages 17 to 25, often cause problems because we don’t have large enough jaws to hold another set of molars. The teeth may come in crooked, pressing up against other molars and causing pain. Your dentist can extract your wisdom teeth to ease your pain and avoid decay as crooked teeth are challenging to keep clean. If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems before they emerge from your gum, we can refer you to an oral surgeon.
Do Dentists Pull Healthy Teeth for Orthodontic Treatment?
Overcrowding will make your teeth grow in crooked. To ensure the success of orthodontic treatment, you may need healthy teeth pulled. Our dentist will make sure you are numb before beginning the procedure, making it virtually painless.
What Are the Aftercare Instructions for Post-Extraction Patients?
Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to keep the extraction site clean until it heals. You’ll have a blood clot forming at the site, which is an important part of your healing. Follow your dentist’s instructions carefully to avoid dislodging the clot. Your dentist will explain what you can take for minor discomfort and swelling which should subside quickly.
What Will Speed Up My Tooth Extraction Healing?
Resting for at least 12 hours and then engaging in only light activities for another 12 hours helps you recuperate faster. You can expect your extraction site to heal in about a week unless you had a molar or surgical extraction. These type of extractions can take up to three weeks to heal.
If you need a tooth extraction in Waldorf and want to find a dental office where your comfort is a priority, call us at (301) 861-0665 to arrange an appointment.