Baystate Dental of West Springfield
93 Van Deene Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
Our mission is to keep your teeth and gums healthy, but they are instances when one of your teeth can’t be saved. If we have to do a tooth extraction, we will make sure you understand why the tooth has to come out. Tooth extractions are a preventative treatment, meant to save you from pain or an infection.
A tooth extraction is a minor procedure typically done in a dental office under local anesthesia. The dentist will rock the tooth back and forth until it comes out easily with forceps. The procedure is fast and usually painless. A surgical extraction is more complicated, and an oral surgeon typically performs it.
Your tooth removal cost depends on how difficult your extraction will be. Our dentist will have to examine your tooth first, before he or she can give you an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, please let us know so we can determine if your extraction is covered.
Our dentist usually pulls a tooth only as a measure to protect your oral health and when all other options have been exhausted.
Our dentist will first see if he or she can save the tooth with a root canal. If a root canal isn’t an option, you will need your cracked or broken tooth pulled.
Deep decay (a cavity) can cause agonizing pain. If a root canal and then a crown is not possible, our dentist will have to do a tooth extraction. If you have severe tooth pain, please call our office and we will try to fit you in as quickly as possible.
Teeth extractions in teenagers who are getting an orthodontic appliance are common, as well as in individuals scheduled to receive complete dentures. Typically, at least one tooth is usually extracted, sometimes more depending on the situation.
Gum disease is one of the major causes of tooth loss because in its advanced stage, the ligaments and bone that hold your tooth are infected, making your tooth loose. Please call us for an appointment, our dentist will decide what options you have, including an extraction.
Often called third molars, wisdom teeth are not really needed. Many people do not have a jaw large enough for extra molars, which can cause the teeth to grow in at an angle, or it can prevent the wisdom teeth from emerging. Our dentist will x-ray the area to determine if your wisdom teeth are going to cause you a problem and then either suggest a dental or a surgical extraction, depending on whether or not the teeth will be a problem.
After you have a tooth pulled, you will go home biting on gauze until the bleeding stops. A blood clot will form, and you should not do anything that may dislodge the clot, such as drinking through a straw. Our dentist will suggest an OTC pain reliever in most cases and he or she will let you know what you cannot do during the first day after your extraction.
If you are in good health overall, you should heal in a week or two. Following your dentist’s aftercare instructions will aid in the healing process.
Are you concerned about having a tooth extraction in West Springfield? Call us for an appointment, our dental team will put you at ease and address your concerns. Call us today at (413) 507-0119 or book an appointment online.