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Apprehension about having an extraction is natural. It might make you more comfortable to know that dentists perform the procedure all the time; it is an extremely quick procedure. Extractions are almost always painless as well. Dentists use special tools and sedation procedures to ensure your comfort throughout the extraction process.
What Is the Average Tooth Extraction Cost?
We base your tooth removal cost on the tooth’s location and the difficulty of the extraction. If you have dental insurance, let us know. Many plans cover a portion of the cost of extractions.
What Is a Simple Extraction?
A simple extraction, or a dental extraction, is when a dentist removes a visible tooth by loosening it and then pulling the tooth out. Teeth that are impacted or broken below the gum line need a surgical extraction, which is typically more expensive than a dental extraction.
When Does a Dentist Have to Pull a Tooth?
If your tooth has a severe infection and cannot be saved, our dentist will extract it to keep the infection from spreading. Additionally, teeth that are loose because of aggressive gum disease generally have to come out because it is not possible to save them.
Can I Get a Tooth Extraction to Relieve Pain from a Fractured or Severely Decayed Tooth?
First, our dentist will examine the affected tooth to see if a root canal procedure is feasible. If so, this is a painless procedure that will stop your pain. If the tooth isn’t restorable, our dentist can perform the extraction for you. He or she will talk to you about the need to replace the tooth with a bridge or a dental implant to keep your remaining teeth from shifting.
Are Baby Teeth Ever Pulled?
Yes, dentists do occasionally need to pull a stubborn baby tooth that won’t fall out to make way for the adult tooth. Baby teeth can become decayed or damaged as well, so much so that your child will experience a painful toothache. If our dentist can’t repair the tooth, he or she will perform a tooth extraction. Contact our office if you have a child that needs a tooth pulled. Our dentist is good at making small children comfortable during the procedure.
Why Is Getting a Tooth Pulled Common with Patients that Have Advanced Stage Gum Disease?
Gum disease can spread to the ligaments that support teeth, causing them to become loose. If this happens to you and you are in pain, our dentist will perform a tooth extraction to stop the pain.
Will a Dentist Pull My Wisdom Teeth?
If your wisdom teeth are visible in your mouth and they are giving you trouble, our dentist can extract them. If the teeth are still in your gums, our dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon. Having too little room in your jaw for wisdom teeth is a common problem.
Do I Need Teeth Extractions Before Getting Braces?
Crooked teeth usually grow in misaligned because there simply isn’t enough room for them. Many people who are getting braces need a few extractions, generally two or four, to make room for the teeth to straighten out. Taking out an even number of teeth will keep your smile even on each side.
What Do Dentists Tell You To Do After Having a Tooth Pulled?
Your dentist will give you specific instructions for your case. Nevertheless, avoiding any strenuous activity in the 24 hours after your extraction is usually part of the instructions. It’s important that you follow all of the aftercare instructions carefully so you do not disturb the blood clot that forms on the instruction site. If you disturb the clot, you could end up with a very painful condition called dry socket.
How Long Does It Take for an Extraction Site to Heal?
Tooth extraction healing generally takes a week if you had a dental extraction. If you had a molar extracted, the site may take up to 10 days to heal. Surgical extractions will take a week or longer to heal as there are usually stitches that will dissolve.
Call our office at (770) 872-0728 to schedule an exam if you are looking for a dentist to perform a tooth extraction in Stockbridge.