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Are you wondering whether it is really necessary to have your tooth pulled? If so, you can rest assured that at our office, we believe in saving teeth whenever possible. This means that when our dentist only recommends that you have a tooth extraction when there is no other option available to you. Continue reading to learn more about dental extractions and what makes them necessary.
How Affordable Are Tooth Extractions?
If you are concerned about the tooth extraction cost, it is important to understand that we are unable to provide you with an estimate until you have been seen by one of our dentists. The cost you will pay for your extraction will vary depending on the severity of your case, whether or not you need to see an oral surgeon, the difficulty of removing the tooth, and your dental insurance coverage. Call your insurance provider to discover how much of your procedure will be covered.
Can You Tell Me More About Dental Extraction Surgery?
A surgical tooth extraction surgery is recommended when your regular dentist can’t reach the tooth to pull it out via forceps. This happens when a tooth is trapped inside of the gum line or is not fully erupted. In these instances, an oral surgeon will perform your procedure.
Is Having a Dental Extraction Necessary?
If your tooth is unable to be restored due to extreme decay, gum disease, or injury, tooth removal is necessary. The above conditions are not only incredibly painful, but they are also detrimental to your overall oral health and can lead to a number of complications. Having the tooth pulled will provide you with permanent pain relief and ensure that you remain healthy for years to come.
Are Extractions Done on Severely Decayed or Cracked Teeth?
At your initial examination, our dentist will look at your decayed, cracked, or broken tooth to determine how extensive the damage is. If the tooth can be saved, a root canal may be done. If not, a tooth extraction will be recommended. Afterwards, you will be given information on how to have the extracted tooth replaced.
Why Is it Necessary to Extract Baby Teeth?
Extracting a baby tooth is a necessary procedure when a child has a cavity that is too large to be filled or has an adult tooth trapped underneath the baby tooth. Our gentle dentists have experience working with children and are able to make them feel at ease throughout their procedure.
Are Tooth Extractions Necessary When You Have Severe Gum Disease?
Advanced gum disease not only impacts your gums, it also affects your teeth. The disease breaks down the ligaments that keep your teeth in your mouth. This is painful and causes your teeth to become loose and to eventually fall out. Your dentist may recommend teeth extractions in order to relieve you of any pain you feel due to your periodontal disease.
Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
If you are like the majority of people, your jaw is not big enough to accommodate your wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that come in sometime between the late teen and early adulthood years. Wisdom teeth can cause severe swelling, infection and bone damage if they are left inside of your mouth. A general dentist may be able to remove wisdom teeth if they have already broken through the gums. If the wisdom teeth are still under the gums, you will need to see an oral surgeon to have this routine surgery performed.
What Can You Tell Me About Pulling Crowded Teeth?
Some of our patients do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate all of their adult teeth. This causes the adult teeth to be crowded within the mouth. Before undergoing orthodontic treatment and receiving braces, some of your teeth may be extracted so that there is plenty of room for the remaining teeth to straighten out.
How Should I Take Care of My Extraction Site?
Following all of your aftercare instructions will ensure that the tooth extraction healing process goes smoothly. Our dentist will provide you with instructions on how to manage pain and swelling after getting a tooth pulled, as well as what activities to avoid doing until you are healed. You will be advised to resume moderate activity 24 hours after the surgery. It is imperative that you follow all instructions so that the extraction site clots properly.
How Long Will It Take for My Mouth to Heal After an Extraction?
Most of our patients are fully healed within a week of their surgery. If your extraction was complex, you can expect to take a little longer for your mouth to heal.
To schedule your appointment for a tooth extraction in Lakewood Ranch, call our practice at (941) 462-3706.