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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.
How Does a Dental Extraction Work?
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.
Is the Tooth Extraction Cost Affordable?
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.
Why Would a Tooth Need to Be Pulled?
There are several reasons why getting a tooth pulled is necessary, such as:
Is a Broken Tooth Causing You Intense Pain?
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.
Are You in Pain from Extensive Tooth Decay?
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.
Are You Getting Braces or Dentures?
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.
Have You Been Told That You Have Advanced Stage Gum Disease?
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.
Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth Hurting You?
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.
Are There Any Aftercare Instructions After Having a Tooth Pulled?
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.
How Can I Speed Up the Tooth Extraction Healing Process?
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.