Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328
If you hear that you need a tooth pulled, don’t panic. Dental extractions are fast and painless. The tooth will be out before you know it.
We base your fee for an extraction on the tooth’s position in your mouth, whether you have dental insurance coverage and whether our dentist can pull the tooth here in our office.
Our dentists will refer you to an oral surgeon for an extraction when he or she cannot get a hold of the tooth with forceps to pull it out.
A very large cavity, trauma, or gum disease that loosens your tooth could leave your dentist no option but to pull your tooth. Dentists always try to save the tooth; extractions are a last resort.
Yes, dentists can pull cracked teeth, but they prefer to save the tooth if possible with a root canal. If your dentist has to pull the tooth, he or she will emphasize why it is important to replace a missing tooth once the extraction site heals.
Our dentist may suggest tooth removal if a stubborn baby tooth that won’t fall out, even though the permanent tooth is trying to emerge. Severe decay is another reason that you may want to make an appointment with our dentist to see if an extraction can save your child from being in pain. Our dentist can put your child at ease and calm him or her fears about this simple procedure.
When Can Advanced Stage Gum Disease Force a Dentist to Perform a Tooth Extraction?
When your teeth are not anchored firmly in your gums anymore because of gum disease, there is no way a dentist can save the tooth. If advanced stage periodontal disease has made a tooth come loose and it is painful, contact our office to see about having the tooth pulled.
If your wisdom teeth are infected, coming in at an angle, or causing you pain, our dentist will suggest wisdom teeth extractions. If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain before they have erupted from your gum, an oral surgeon will have to extract the teeth surgically.
Getting teeth pulled before getting braces is common. When you have too many teeth, they come in crooked. The braces will straighten your teeth. However, the overcrowded teeth may have to be removed to make room for your newly straightened teeth.
The first 24 hours after your extraction are very important as a blood clot has to form at the site. You’ll have specific instructions regarding what you cannot do, such as smoke, as the suction in your mouth could dislodge the clot. Your dentist will explain how you can manage any pain or swelling during the first few days after your extraction.
Complete healing from a dental tooth extraction takes about a week. Molar extraction sites can take slightly longer to heal. Getting plenty of rest and following your dentist’s instructions regarding keeping the extraction site clean should help you heal as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions or you need a dentist who can perform a virtually painless tooth extraction in Atlanta, call our office to arrange a convenient appointment.