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Having a dental extraction isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. However, you’ll be happy to know that the procedure is painless and it takes less time than it does to have a cavity filled. Our dentists generally only extract teeth that they cannot restore.
Is Getting a Tooth Pulled Expensive?
We do our best to keep our tooth extraction fees affordable. Your tooth extraction cost depends on the tooth’s location in your mouth and whether our dentist can perform a dental extraction. If our dentist can’t extract the tooth, he or she will send you to an oral surgeon. If you have dental insurance, please inform our office so we can check your coverage for extractions.
What Is Surgical Tooth Removal?
In dental extractions, the dentist will loosen the tooth and then pull it out with forceps. If our dentist cannot get a hold of the tooth, he or she will refer you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction that involves the surgeon making a small incision in your gum to reach the affected tooth.
When Is Having a Tooth Pulled Inescapable?
Advanced gum disease, trauma, or severe decay can damage a tooth beyond repair. Our dentists will always try to save a tooth, but there are cases when a tooth extraction is the only course of action.
Will a Dentist Pull Severely Decayed, Fractured, or Broken Teeth?
When you have a tooth where the pulp is damaged or decayed, the pain can be excruciating. Our dentist will see if a root canal is feasible first. If it isn’t, then he or she will pull the tooth for you. Schedule an appointment for an exam with our dentist to alleviate the pain either with a root canal or an extraction.
Why Would a Dentist Pull Baby Tooth?
Dentists will remove a baby tooth if it is severely decayed or it is blocking the permanent tooth from emerging. Our compassionate dentists and kind staff excel at putting our youngest patients at ease.
Why Do Dentists Do Teeth Extractions for Patients with Periodontal Disease?
Advanced periodontal (gum) disease can spread to the bone and ligaments that hold your teeth firmly in place. Once this happens, the teeth become loose and may cause you pain. Dentists extract the loose teeth when their patients complain of pain.
Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Hurt?
Wisdom teeth, or your third set of molars, often cause problems for young adults. We don’t need the extra molars and many people don’t have a large enough jaw to accommodate them. If your jaw is too small for your wisdom teeth, they will grow in at an angle, pressing against other teeth and causing you pain. If your wisdom teeth are visible in your mouth, our dentist can extract them for you. If your wisdom teeth are still inside your gums, our dentist will refer you to a local oral surgeon.
Why Do I Need Extractions Before Getting My Braces?
Dentists may extract two or four teeth before you get braces to create additional space in your mouth. They always extract an even number of teeth so your smile looks even on each side. This is especially common for adults who are getting braces.
What Do Dentists Tell You to Do After Having a Tooth Pulled?
Your dentist will stress that you have to take it easy during the first 24 hours after he or she pulls the tooth. A blood clot has to form at the extraction site and you can’t do anything that will dislodge it, such as spitting, drinking through a straw, or anything else that creates suction in your mouth. The site may ache or swell after the extraction; your dentist will tell you how to handle these issues.
How Long Until My Tooth Extraction Heals?
Complete tooth extraction healing takes between one to two weeks. Your dentist will explain how you can help the healing process with rest and by keeping the extraction site clean. Surgical extractions will take one or two weeks to heal, depending on the number of extractions and the complexity of the procedure.
Are you searching for a dental practice offering tooth extraction in Marietta? Contact our office and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.