We are open - safety is our top priority!
At our practice, our dentists make it their policy to always try to keep a patient’s natural teeth. While we always do what we can to save a tooth, there are times when a dental extraction is absolutely necessary. Many patients get nervous when they hear that they need to have a tooth pulled. If this is you, we can assure you that dental extractions are routine and virtually painless procedures.
What Is the Cost of a Dental Extraction?
Your tooth extraction cost will be determined by a variety of factors. Some of these factors include whether or not it is a surgical extraction, how difficult it will be to pull the tooth, the number of teeth being pulled and whether or not you have dental insurance. Our dentist will give you a quote once you have had your initial examination.
What Can You Tell Me About Tooth Extraction Surgery?
In many cases, your regular dentist can pull a tooth by grasping the tooth with forceps and pulling it out. However, if your dentist is unable to do this because the tooth in question has not erupted through the gum or only has a small portion visible you will be referred to an oral surgeon for a dental extraction.
Why Does My Dentist Think It’s Necessary to Pull My Tooth?
If your dentist has recommended that you have a tooth pulled, it is most likely because your tooth has extensive damage due to trauma, decay, or gum disease. Your overall oral health will be better off if a severely damaged tooth that is unable to be restored is removed.
Will My Dentist Be Able to Extract My Severely Damaged or Infected Tooth?
Severely decayed, cracked, or broken teeth can cause a lot of pain. If you are experiencing discomfort due to these issues, our dentist will look at your teeth to see how extensive the damage is. If it is at all feasible, your dentist will perform a root canal to save the tooth. If, however, the damage is extensive, your dentist will recommend tooth removal surgery.
Is It Necessary to Pull Baby Teeth?
If your child has a baby tooth that has a cavity that is too large to be filled, the dentist may recommend that the tooth be extracted. It is also sometimes necessary to pull baby teeth when adult teeth are trapped underneath them. Our dentist has plenty of experience when it comes to providing gentle care for children. Call today to set up your child’s appointment for a dental extraction.
Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary When I Have Advanced Stage Gum Disease?
One of the consequences of periodontal disease is the teeth becoming loose due to the disease attacking the ligaments that keep the teeth in place. This process can be incredibly painful. If you are experiencing pain due to the advanced stages of gum disease, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction to provide you with relief.
Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted?
Most people have their wisdom teeth come in sometime during their late teen or young adult years. This third set of molars coming in can often cause pain and other dental issues because there is not enough room in the mouth for them. If left untreated, wisdom teeth can cause infection, damage to the jawbone, and damage to the already existing teeth. If your wisdom teeth have already come in, your dentist can probably remove them. If they are still underneath the gums and unable to come out, you will be referred to an oral surgeon who can perform wisdom teeth extractions.
What Can I Do About My Crowded Teeth?
If your teeth are crooked due to you not having enough room in your mouth for all of your adult teeth, your dentist will recommend that you receive braces. Some of your teeth may need to be extracted in order to make enough room for your teeth to shift into a straight position.
Will I Be Given Aftercare Instructions?
In the first 24 hours after getting a tooth pulled, your dentist will provide you with instructions for pain and swelling management. These instructions will also include a list of things that you can’t do until your mouth is fully healed. You should follow these instructions so that the blood properly clots where the tooth was extracted.
Will My Extraction Site Take a Long Time to Heal?
Once 24 hours have passed, you should be able to resume moderate activity. Your dentist will suggest that you avoid strenuous activity for a while. In most cases, your extraction will be fully healed in a week. More complex extractions will require a slightly longer period of time for tooth extraction healing.
If you’re ready to rid yourself of tooth pain via a tooth extraction in Englewood, call our office at (941) 548-1422 to set up your first appointment with one of our skilled dental care providers.