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Our dentist will try to avoid tooth removal if there are other options. If he or she recommends an extraction, it is the best choice for your unique circumstances. We will do our best to make your visit as stress-free as possible for you.
What Are Dental Teeth Extractions?
If our dentist can see your tooth, he or she can perform a tooth extraction at our office. Getting a tooth pulled is not painful. After giving you local anesthesia, our dentist uses an elevator to loosen your tooth before pulling it out. Simple extractions do not take long at all.
What Kind of Tooth Extraction Cost Should I Expect?
When you arrive for your initial examination, our dentist can give you an estimated cost. We cannot quote a price beforehand because our dentist will not know if it will be an easy or a difficult extraction. Please let us know if you have dental insurance; your policy may cover all or a portion of the cost.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Pulled?
You may need a tooth pulled if you have too many teeth, if your tooth is infected or if it is causing you acute pain.
Have You Broken Your Tooth?
If your tooth cracks or breaks, call us to schedule an appointment. If you delay treatment, the break or crack may worsen, necessitating an extraction.
Is a Large Cavity Causing You Pain?
The pain from dental decay (cavities) can be severe. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. If you are in severe pain, please let us know when you call so we can get you in quickly.
Have To Been Told To Have Teeth Pulled Before Getting Braces?
When you have too many teeth in your mouth, they start coming in crooked. Braces can straighten your teeth, but you will have to have the excess teeth pulled first.
Is Chronic Gum Disease Making Your Teeth Loose?
When you have advanced gum disease, your teeth become loose and our dentist may suggest extractions. He or she will offer advice about replacing the teeth to preserve your smile. If you are experiencing the early stage of gum disease, follow your dentist’s advice to help avoid future tooth loss.
Are Your Wisdom Teeth Hurting?
Our dentist will x-ray the location to see if your wisdom teeth are impacted and unable to emerge. If this is the case, he or she will refer you to an oral surgeon. If your wisdom teeth have already emerged and they are damaging your other teeth, your dentist will suggest a dental tooth extraction.
What Are the Post Extraction Instructions?
Your dentist will provide you with your post extraction instructions, which may include taking pain relievers and not doing anything to dislodge the blood clot that will form at the tooth extraction location. You will not be able to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth for 24 hours.
Is There Anything That I Should Know About the Tooth Extraction Healing Process?
When you have a dental extraction, the healing process is quick if you follow the instructions that your dentist provided, especially during the first 24 hours, which are crucial. Do not smoke for at least 10 days as this will also help you heal faster.