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At our dental practice, our dentist will always tell you if it is possible to save your tooth. Unfortunately, there are times when getting a tooth pulled is the only treatment possible. If you do need a dental extraction, we can usually do it the same day.
How Do Teeth Extractions Work?
A non-surgical tooth extraction is usually a fast, painless procedure. Once you are numb, our dentist rocks the tooth back and forth to get it loose and the takes the tooth out with forceps. He or she will then put gauze on the extraction site to staunch the bleeding.
What Will Having My Tooth Pulled Cost?
You will have to come in for an examination before we can tell you what your tooth extraction cost will be. There are different types of extractions and some are easier than others. Please call us to schedule an appointment and our dentist can give you an estimated cost after your examination.
When Does a Dentist Decide That Tooth Removal Is the Best Decision?
If there is no way to repair your tooth or the repair is too costly for you, our dentist will recommend an extraction.
Do You Have Agonizing Pain from a Severely Cracked or Broken Tooth?
While our dentist will try to save the tooth, you may need a tooth extraction if it is a major break or crack that has reached the inner tooth pulp.
Do You Have Severe Dental Decay?
Small cavities are easy to fill, but major decay may mean that the tooth pulp is too damaged for a root canal. Coming in for regular exams can catch cavities while they are still small, saving you from a painful situation. Call us for an appointment if a large cavity is causing you pain. You may need to have the tooth pulled to stop the pain.
Do You Need Teeth Removed for An Orthodontic Device?
Having several teeth removed before you start wearing braces is common as are extractions before getting dentures fitted.
Are Your Gums Infected?
Periodontitis, or advanced gum disease, occurs when the bacteria in plaque infects the gums. Your gums will pull away from your teeth, leading to tooth loss. Our dentist will discuss your options with you, one of which is a tooth extraction.
Are Your Wisdom Teeth Hurting?
A lot can go wrong with wisdom teeth. They can come in at an angle, they can partially emerge or they can be impacted and not emerge at all. Our dentist can diagnose wisdom teeth issues and perform dental extractions if necessary. For surgical extractions, our dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon.
What Are the Extraction Aftercare Instructions?
After an extraction, a blood clot will form, and your dentist will tell you what activities to avoid until the extraction site heals. It is very important to follow your dentist’s instructions to avoid a painful condition called dry socket.
How Long Is the Dental Tooth Extraction Healing Process?
With dental extractions, the healing process only takes about two weeks. Your pain should go away after about three days and you will be able to eat regular foods before you fully heal, as long as you are careful of the extraction site. If you keep your mouth clean, this will hasten the process.