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Whenever possible, our dentists prefer to restore a tooth with a filling or root canal. Unfortunately. there are situations when a tooth extraction is the best option. If you have a tooth pulled, there are options for replacing your tooth to protect your oral health and the appearance of your smile.

How Much Is Tooth Removal?

Your tooth extraction cost is determined by several factors that only become apparent during an exam so we cannot quote a price over the phone. Factors that affect your cost include the tooth’s placement and its condition. Call our office to schedule your exam and our dentist can quote a price afterward. If you have dental coverage, please bring your information with you so we can help you estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.

What Are Surgical Extractions?

If our dentist can’t access your tooth because it is impacted or broken at the gum line, he or she will refer you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction. Surgical extractions involve making a small cut in your gum to reach the tooth. A surgical extraction takes longer to heal than a dental extraction.

Are There Situations Where I Would Have to Have a Tooth Pulled?

There are times when pulling the tooth is your only course of treatment. Our dentist will suggest a tooth extraction if you have severe decay or trauma that reaches the tooth’s pulp and cannot be fixed with a root canal and a crown to restore functionality. Other situations that can make an extraction the only option are listed below.

Can I Have a Badly Damaged Tooth Pulled at a Dentist’s Office?

Our dentist will always try to restore a badly damaged tooth, but if you do need an extraction, our dentist will make the procedure as pain-free as possible. You may feel a little pressure, but you won’t feel pain during the procedure. Afterward, our dentist will suggest replacing the tooth, which is important to your oral health.

What Should I Do if a Dentist Wants to Pull My Child’s Baby Tooth?

Dentists don’t pull teeth, even baby teeth, lightly. If our dentist suggests pulling your child’s baby tooth, it is because the tooth won’t fall out to let the adult teeth emerge or the tooth is decayed or damaged beyond repair and is causing your child pain. Call our office to make an appointment if you believe your child needs a tooth extraction. Our team is very good at putting small children at ease.

Why Is Getting a Tooth Pulled Common with Periodontal Disease?

With severe, untreated periodontal disease, the bacteria attacks the support structures holding your teeth firmly in place. Eventually, your teeth become loose and they hurt when you eat. If this sounds familiar, please call us to arrange for extractions. Letting the teeth fall out on their own can allow the infection to spread and subject you to unnecessary pain.

What Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions?

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent adult teeth to emerge. Unfortunately, there often isn’t room for the four teeth to emerge, which causes problems. If our dentist takes an x-ray and finds your wisdom teeth cannot emerge, he or she will send you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction. If your wisdom teeth are visible, but causing you pain, our dentist can extract them for you. When the teeth grow in crooked, they can push up against your other teeth or trap food particles that cause cavities. Call our office to schedule an appointment if your wisdom teeth are bothering you.

Can a Dentist Remove Teeth Before I Get Braces?

Removing teeth to relieve overcrowding before getting braces is fairly common. Teeth often come in crooked when they don’t have enough room. Removing extra teeth will make space for the remaining teeth to straighten out. If you need extractions before orthodontic work, please call us for an appointment.

Does My Extraction Site Require Any Special Care?

Before you leave our office, we will make sure you have instructions for caring for your extraction site. You are urged not to do anything that will disturb the blood clot forming at the site since it keeps debris out. Disturbing the clot can lead to dry socket, a very painful condition. Our dentist will explain when you can rinse out your mouth and chew on the affected side.

What Is the Normal Tooth Extraction Healing Period?

After a simple extraction, you should heal within a week. Surgical extractions can take three to four weeks to heal.

If you are seeking for a dental practice for a virtually painless tooth extraction in Tampa, call us to schedule an appointment.

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