Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Having a tooth pulled isn’t as bad as it sounds. With local anesthesia, you won’t feel anything, including the tooth being removed from the socket. You may feel the dentist rock the tooth back and forth to loosen it, but this will feel like minor pressure, not pain. Patients often express surprise that our dentist already has the tooth out only a minute or two after beginning the extraction.
We base your tooth extraction cost on where the tooth is in your mouth and whether our dentist can extract your tooth here in our office. If you have dental insurance, it may cover a percentage of the cost.
A dentist grabs a hold of the tooth with forceps to extract it. However, if there is not enough tooth available above the gum to grab, your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon, who will make a small cut in your gum to get a grip on the tooth and remove it.
Your dentist will always look for ways to save your tooth before suggesting an extraction. If your tooth is too severely decayed or it is too badly fractured, a tooth extraction may be your only option. Our dentists are skilled at performing virtually painless extractions quickly.
If our dentist can’t repair your tooth, he or she will pull it out. If the tooth broke at the gum line, your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction.
Occasionally, baby teeth don’t fall out on their own and they block the path of an adult tooth. Your dentist will recommend pulling the baby tooth to ensure the permanent tooth comes in straight. Additionally, your dentist may recommend pulling a baby tooth that is severely infected or decayed if it is causing your child pain. Make an appointment with one of our dentists, who will make the procedure as pain-free as possible for your child.
If advanced stage gum disease spreads to the ligaments holding your tooth in place, there isn’t a treatment that can save your tooth. Our dentist will suggest an extraction to alleviate your pain.
No, your dentist will use a numbing agent so that you won’t feel any pain and he or she may suggest nitrous oxide, a mild sedative known as laughing gas.
When braces start straightening teeth, the teeth need space to straighten out. If you need a gentle dentist to extract a few of your teeth before you get braces, contact our office.
You cannot engage in any strenuous activity during the first 24 hours after your extraction. Additionally, you will need to hold gauze in your mouth to stop the bleeding. Therefore, in some cases, going back to work probably is not a good idea.
Tooth extraction healing generally takes about a week if you carefully follow your dentist’s instructions. If you have a surgical extraction, your healing time will be longer.
For skilled tooth extraction in Fayetteville, make an appointment to see our dentist. We welcome new patients.
Call our office at (678) 228-8348