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Getting a tooth pulled can cause many people to feel nervous. When you come to our practice, you can rest assured that your tooth extraction procedure will be fast and virtually pain free. Our dentists make it a point to avoid extracting a tooth unless it is absolutely necessary. However, this routine procedure is necessary in instances where a tooth is too badly damaged or decayed to save.
How Much Will My Dental Extraction Cost?
Do you have questions about the tooth extraction cost? Our dentists can provide you with a detailed estimate of how much your procedure will cost after your consultation. This quote can only be given after our dentist has performed an examination on you and determined how complicated it will be to remove the tooth. If you have dental insurance, your provider may offer some form of coverage for a tooth removal procedure.
What Are Tooth Extractions?
A surgical tooth extraction is a procedure that removes a tooth that is still embedded beneath the gums. If your tooth is fully grown in, your dentist will most likely be able to extract the tooth by grasping the tooth with a pair of forceps and then pulling it out. You will be referred to an oral surgeon if your dentist is unable to extract your tooth.
When Is it Necessary to Have a Dental Extraction?
Our dentists believe that it is necessary to have a tooth pulled in cases where a tooth is in the advanced stages of decay and can no longer be fixed. Other instances where a tooth extraction will be done include teeth that are damaged by gum disease or an injury.
Will My Broken or Decayed Teeth Be Extracted By the Dentist?
If the damage to your cracked, broken or decayed tooth has reached the middle of the tooth, your dentist will assess the condition of the tooth before deciding if it can be saved with a root canal. If it can’t be saved, your dentist will recommend that the tooth be pulled. Once the extraction has been completed, you will no longer feel any pain and you will be able to discuss tooth replacement options with your dentist.
When Is it Necessary to Extract Baby Teeth?
While baby teeth fall out on their own, it is sometimes necessary for children to have their baby teeth pulled. This happens when a child has large cavities that are impossible to fill. It also happens when a baby tooth is blocking the way of an adult tooth as it grows in. If your child needs to have a tooth pulled, call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our child-friendly dentists.
Will I Need to Have a Dental Extraction Because of My Periodontal Disease?
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in America. If you are in the advanced stages of gum disease, you may be experiencing pain in your mouth and teeth. This is because the disease is tearing apart the ligaments that hold your teeth in place. To help relieve your discomfort, your dentist may recommend that your teeth be extracted.
What Can You Tell Me About Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Having your wisdom teeth removed is a routine surgical procedure that is necessary when your jaw is not large enough to support an extra set of molars. The wisdom teeth typically begin to show up sometime in the late teen and early adulthood years. Leaving your wisdom teeth in when there isn’t enough room for them can lead to infection and problems with your jawbone. In order to prevent significant damage to your teeth and mouth, you will need to have the wisdom teeth extracted. Wisdom teeth extractions that require impacted wisdom teeth to be removed from underneath the gums require an oral surgeon.
How Can Pulling Crowded Teeth Help with Placing Braces?
Pulling out teeth in an overcrowded mouth can help to make room for the remaining teeth to straighten. Dentists frequently pull teeth when a patient is in need of braces.
Will I Need to Do Anything Special to Take Care of My Mouth After the Extraction?
Taking care of your extraction site is as simple as following the directions that your dentist gives you. After the first 24 hours, you should be able to resume moderate activity. Before resuming strenuous activities, check with your dentist. You will also be given instructions on how to manage pain and swelling. If you follow instructions properly, your extraction site will clot and heal properly.
How Fast Does an Extraction Site Heal?
For most patients, tooth extraction healing occurs within a week. If you have undergone a more complex procedure such as multiple extractions or the removal of a molar, you will probably need longer to recover.
Pick up your telephone and call us at (352) 502-4381 to learn more about how to have a tooth extraction in Ocala.