Baystate Dental of Greenfield
33 Riddell Street, Suite 7, Greenfield, MA 01301
Our dentist wants you to have healthy teeth and gums, but if one of your teeth is too damaged to save, we can do a tooth extraction for you.
The longest part of the tooth removal process is waiting for your teeth and gums to become numb from the local anesthesia. Our dentist will rock the tooth back and forth to loosen it from the socket before pulling it out with a pair of forceps. You won’t feel any pain.
We cannot give you an estimate of your extraction cost until our dentist performs an examination. Some dental extractions are more difficult than others, and consequently, these will cost more money. Give us a call to schedule your examination and our dentist can give you an estimate then.
There are several reasons why getting a tooth pulled is necessary, such as:
A tooth with a bad break or crack may cause intense pain. Call us right away for an appointment. We will do our best to save the tooth; however, our dentist may have to extract it.
A large cavity can be extremely painful. Call our office for an appointment. Our dentist will try to save your tooth if possible, but as a last resort, he or she will perform a tooth extraction.
If your jaw is small, teeth can grow in crooked as they don’t have room to grow in straight. Additionally, if you are receiving an implant or dentures, you may need to have all of your remaining teeth extracted. Having teeth extractions will give your mouth room for the orthodontic device.
Advanced gum disease loosens teeth to the point where having the tooth pulled is the only option. Having professional teeth cleanings can help you avoid tooth loss from gum disease.
Our third set of molars appears in young adulthood, but we don’t really need these teeth. Often, your jaw is too small to handle more teeth, so they come in crooked or they don’t come out at all. If you are experiencing pain, our dentist can take x-rays to determine if it is your wisdom teeth that are causing the pain. If your wisdom teeth are out of the gums, our dentist may be able to perform a wisdom tooth extraction, but if the teeth are impacted, our dentist will send you to a trusted oral surgeon.
Follow your dentist’s instructions, which may include taking pain killers and not making an sucking motions that could cause the blood clot to come out. Use an ice pack to reduce swelling as well. When you leave our office, you will have gauze in your mouth to stop the bleeding.
Keep your mouth as clean as possible, but avoid brushing the extraction site. Consume a healthy liquid diet until you are able to eat solid food. Swishing salt water each day may help you heal faster as salt prohibits the growth of bacteria.