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Our goal is to save natural teeth, but there are times when removing your tooth is the only option. We perform simple extractions in our office, so please call us for an appointment if you need a tooth extracted in the comfort of our dental office.
How Does Tooth Removal Work?
It’s important to note that your teeth and gums are numb during the process. Our dentist will wiggle the tooth to loosen it from the socket. You may feel pressure from this, but you won’t be experiencing pain. After wiggling the tooth, it comes out easily. The whole procedure is very quick.
What Does it Cost to Get a Tooth Pulled?
Your tooth extraction cost depends on how difficult your extraction is and whether our dentist can perform the tooth extraction or if you will receive a referral to an oral surgeon. Contact us to schedule your examination. If our dentist can perform the extraction, you will get an estimate beforehand. Let us know if you have dental insurance, as your extraction cost may be covered.
Why Would a Tooth Need to be Removed?
Our patients have a tooth pulled for various reasons, including periodontal (gum) disease, decay or tooth positioning. We only perform extractions when there is nothing else we can do.
Do You Have a Tooth with a Severe Crack?
Minor teeth breaks or cracks can be fixed. However, if the break or crack is too large to repair, our dentist will suggest a tooth extraction.
Is a Major Cavity Causing You Severe Pain?
Large spots of decay can cause severe pain and infection. If you are in pain, please call our office for an appointment for teeth extractions. We will see you as soon as possible to relieve your pain.
Have You Been Told That Your Teeth Are Too Crowded?
With orthodontic treatments that will straighten teeth, you may need an extraction to make room for the newly straightened teeth.
Is Advanced Stage Gum Disease Making Your Teeth Loose?
Periodontitis (gum disease) will make one or more teeth come loose. If teeth become loose, they usually can’t be saved. Our dentist will then suggest a tooth extraction.
Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?
If our dentist determines that your wisdom teeth are still under your gums or they are only partially emerged and they are pushing against adjacent teeth, they are impacted. If it is a simple extraction, our dentist will perform the procedure. It you need a surgical extraction, our dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon.
What Aftercare Instructions Should I Be Aware of After Getting a Tooth Pulled?
Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions after a simple extraction. In general, you can’t do anything that will interfere with blood clot formation at the site for at least a day. You can use an ice bag to reduce swelling and take an OTC medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, if you have any pain.
Will Tooth Extraction Healing Take Long?
If our dentist performs a simple extraction, it won’t take long for the site to heal if you follow the aftercare instructions. Your gums should heal within two weeks. You will be able to eat regular food before this time.