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Do you need a tooth pulled? If so, do not worry. While the procedure sounds painful, it will not hurt. Our dentist will administer a local anesthetic and he or she will not proceed until the area is numb. You may feel some slight pressure, but the tooth extraction won’t hurt.
What Do Teeth Extractions Cost?
The tooth extraction cost is often a concern for our patients. Our dentist would need to examine the affected tooth first to determine its condition before quoting a price. The location of the tooth also affects your cost. If you are insured, our staff can help you determine your out-of-pocket cost for the extraction. Call us to make an appointment for your exam.
What Is a Surgical Tooth Removal?
Dentists pull teeth using forceps to grab the tooth, but if there is nothing to get a hold of, our dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons make an incision in your gum to access the tooth so they can remove it. Your healing time increases if you have an oral surgeon perform your extraction.
When Are Extractions the Only Treatment Left Open?
If your tooth is so damaged or decayed that a root canal cannot save it, taking out your tooth is the only available option left. Other instances where our dentist may recommend an extraction are included below.
Will a Dentist Pull My Badly Broken Tooth?
Our dentist will pull any unsalvageable broken or cracked tooth that he or she can grasp with forceps. Once the tooth is out and your pain is gone, our dentist will explain why it is important to replace the tooth to keep your teeth from shifting to fill the empty space.
Why Would Small Children Need a Tooth Pulled?
While not very common, dentists pull baby teeth when necessary. The tooth could be so severely decayed or damaged from a fall that it can’t be restored with a filling or a root canal and crown. Sometimes baby teeth refuse to fall out, even when the permanent tooth begins emerging. If you believe your child needs an extraction or your child has a severe toothache, call our friendly dental office for an appointment. We are experienced at putting small children at ease before an extraction.
Why Is Getting a Tooth Pulled When You Have Periodontal Disease Common?
Periodontal disease is an infection that eats away at a tooth’s support structure. If you don’t seek treatment, your teeth will loosen and eventually fall out. It is better to have a dentist extract the loose teeth, so it’s possible to keep the extraction site clean and to keep the infection from spreading. Call our office if you need an appointment for a tooth extraction.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Problems?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to emerge in young adults. Often, there is no room for the teeth to grow in and they remain trapped under the gum. If this is the case, our dentist will recommend surgical extractions and send you to an oral surgeon. Sometimes, wisdom teeth emerge from the gums, but they grow in sideways. Our dentist can extract visible wisdom teeth, relieving the pain the wisdom teeth are causing by either becoming infected or by pushing up against your other molars. Call our office to make an appointment with our dentist if you are having trouble with your wisdom teeth.
Will a Dentist Remove Extra Teeth If My Mouth Is Too Crowded?
Dentists frequently remove teeth from patients who are getting braces if their mouth is too crowded. This gives the remaining teeth space to straighten out.
What Are the Tooth Extraction Aftercare Instructions Like?
We will send you home with easy-to-follow aftercare instructions. There will be a list of things you should not do for 24 hours after having an extraction because you could dislodge the blood clot that forms to close the extraction site. You will want to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where you had the extraction for a few days and avoid brushing the teeth surrounding the extraction site for at least a day or as directed.
How Can I Speed Up My Tooth Extraction Healing Time?
Following all of the aftercare instructions provided by your dentist, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest will help you heal as quickly as possible. A dental extraction will take about one week to heal; a surgical or molar extraction can take three to four weeks to heal.
If you need a compassionate dentist to provide a tooth extraction in Bradenton, please call for an appointment.