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Are you worried about having to have a tooth pulled? If so, we’re here to assure that teeth extractions are perfectly routine procedures that are able to completed both quickly and painlessly. While our team of highly qualified dental care professionals will do everything possible to save your tooth, there are times when the only option available is to have the tooth extracted.
How Much Is a Dental Extraction?
Are you asking yourself how much a tooth extraction costs? If so, then you are not alone. Many of our patients are concerned over the cost of their extraction. That’s why we will offer you a detailed estimate after we have thoroughly examined your mouth and determined what kind of extraction is necessary for your tooth. The overall cost will be determined by whether or not it is a surgical or simple extraction, as well as how hard the tooth will be to extract. Your dental insurance coverage will also play a role in determining what you will owe.
What Is an Oral Surgery Extraction?
An oral surgery extraction is performed when the tooth can’t be seen due to being trapped under the gums. An oral surgeon typically does this type of surgery when a regular dentist is unable to remove the tooth with forceps.
When Is It Necessary to Have a Tooth Extracted?
If your dentist has recommended that you have a tooth pulled or extracted, you are probably wondering if it is really necessary. Our dentist prefers to save the teeth whenever possible. However, there are times when a tooth is so badly decayed, injured, or impacted by gum disease that the only course of action to take is to perform a dental extraction. Although surgery may sound frightening, it’s important to realize that it is necessary to maintain your oral health and to eliminate any pain that you may be feeling.
Can My Dentist Pull My Decayed, Cracked, or Broken Teeth?
In cases where the damage or decay has not gone further than the middle of the tooth, our dentist may be able to perform a root canal rather than performing a tooth extraction. However, if the root canal is not possible, our dentist will recommend that the tooth be pulled. Once the extraction has been performed, you will receive information from your dentist about the importance of replacing the extracted tooth so that your other teeth don’t shift.
Why Does My Child Need to Have Baby Teeth Extracted?
Children who have cavities that are too deep to fill or who are experiencing a severely infected tooth may need to have tooth removal surgery. Another reason why extractions are done on baby teeth is because sometimes a baby tooth is keeping an adult tooth trapped underneath it. No matter what the reason behind the baby tooth dental extraction, our gentle dentists are ready to help your child. Give us a call today to learn more about dental extractions on baby teeth.
Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary If I Have Periodontal Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. The disease attacks the ligaments that hold the teeth in place within the mouth, causing teeth to become loose and fall out. In order to avoid discomfort caused by this damage, your dentist may recommend tooth extraction.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Pulled?
Wisdom teeth usually come in in early adulthood. However, most people don’t have enough room in their mouths for this third set of molars. Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of discomfort and can lead to the rest of the teeth shifting position within your mouth. This can lead to damage to your jawbone. In instances where the wisdom teeth have become trapped under the gums, infection and extreme pain can occur. In these cases, your dentist will usually send you to an oral surgeon to have the wisdom teeth surgically extracted.
Why Do I Need a Dental Extraction for Braces?
Many patients who are in need of braces often require one or more teeth to be pulled. This is because their mouths do not have enough room for their adult teeth to grow in properly. Therefore, dental extractions are performed so that the braces can properly straighten the remaining teeth.
What Is Aftercare Like for a Dental Extraction?
While getting a tooth pulled is a routine dental procedure, it is important that you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to ensure that the extraction site heals properly. These instructions will usually consist of you refraining from participating in strenuous activities for up to 24 hours after the extraction has occurred. Our dentist will also provide you with a pain and swelling management plan.
Will It Take a Long Time for My Extraction Site to Heal?
Most patients find that the tooth extraction healing process takes about a week to complete. If you have had a molar extracted or a more complex extraction procedure performed you can expect it to take a bit longer.
If you’ve been searching for a skilled dentist who can provide you with a tooth extraction in Bradenton, your search is over. Contact our office at (941) 357-1292 to book an exam.