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No one wants to have a tooth pulled; however, there are times when it is the best course of treatment. By age 50, most people will have at least one tooth extracted. If you need an extraction, we will make the procedure as fast and as pain-free as possible.
What Do Teeth Extractions Usually Cost?
Your tooth extraction cost depends on your unique situation. Our dentist would have to perform an exam before giving you your anticipated cost. Factors that influence our fee include the tooth’s location, its condition and whether our dentist can perform a simple extraction. Call for an appointment and, if you are insured, bring your dental insurance information with you. Many plans cover at least a portion of the extraction cost. Our team can help you determine your out-of-pocket cost.
How Are Surgical Tooth Extractions Different from Simple Tooth Extractions?
In a simple extraction procedure, the dentist literally pulls out the tooth. If there isn’t a tooth visible, you’ll receive a referral to an oral surgeon. An oral surgeon will make an incision in your gum to access the tooth and remove it. If our dentist can perform the extraction, it will be less expensive.
When Is a Tooth Extraction My Best Option?
If our dentist cannot save a severely decayed tooth with a root canal, he or she will suggest pulling the tooth to stop the agonizing pain. Other situations where getting a tooth pulled is your only option are listed below.
Will a Dentist Pull My Cracked, Broken or Severely Decayed Tooth?
If your tooth is badly decayed, cracked or broken our dentist will perform a tooth extraction if there is no way to salvage the tooth. After the extraction, our dentist will explain why it is essential to replace the missing tooth. Teeth can shift and bone can deteriorate in a space where there is no tooth.
When Is Baby Tooth Removal Necessary?
Your child may need to have a baby tooth pulled if it is blocking the permanent tooth and won’t fall out on its own. Sometimes, our dentist will suggest an extraction of a baby tooth if it is severely decayed or infected. Baby teeth are placeholders for adult teeth; our dentist will do his or her best to save the baby tooth unless it is expected to fall out soon. Call us if you believe your child needs a baby tooth extracted; we will make the experience as pain-free and pleasant as possible for your child.
If I Have Advanced Gum Disease, Will I Need My Teeth Pulled?
Our dentist will first attempt to save your teeth with a variety of periodontal disease treatments, however, it’s possible that some teeth that are loose cannot be saved. When the infection reaches the gum and bone, it becomes impossible to save a loose tooth. If our dentist needs to extract unrestorable teeth, he or she will suggest tooth replacement options. Call our office if you need a painful loose tooth pulled.
Why Do People Often Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Teens and young adults frequently have difficulty with their wisdom teeth since many people do not have room for them. It’s common for wisdom teeth to become impacted and not emerge at all. In this case, an oral surgeon would have to remove them. If your wisdom teeth have emerged, but they are causing you problems, our dentist can extract them. Call to make an appointment so our dentist can determine if you need your wisdom teeth pulled.
If My Teeth Are too Crowded, Can I Have the Extra Teeth Pulled?
Sometimes, you will need teeth extracted before orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth or correct your bite. Our dentist will create a treatment plan to address your unique needs, which includes pulling teeth only when necessary.
What Are the Usual Tooth Extraction Aftercare Instructions?
You should follow your dentist’s instructions, especially the instructions about not drinking through a straw, smoking or doing anything that will disturb the blood clot forming at the extraction site. Dislodging the blood clot can lead to an extremely painful condition called dry socket. Rest, but if you lie down, keep your head elevated. Chew on the opposite side of your mouth for at least a day or as directed.
How Long Does Tooth Extraction Healing Take?
With a simple dental extraction, the site usually heals within a week if you are healthy. If you have a surgical extraction or a molar removed, your healing time may be significantly longer, up to four weeks.
If you need a dentist for a tooth extraction in Rockledge, please call us at (321) 252-0825. We will schedule an appointment for you.