Nobody likes to have a tooth extraction, but with modern technology and safe, effective anesthetics it is a wise precaution to take when a tooth is confronted with significant issues. It’s always the last consideration, but there are times when there are no other viable options.
A tooth extraction should be considered for:
- Excessive trauma or decay
- Bone Loss
- Periodontal disease
- Loose tooth
Extracting teeth is a pretty common procedure. The procedure is smooth, easy, and effective. We’ll review your medical history to make sure we use the right anesthetics, ensuring that you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. If the tooth is still whole, the procedure is called a simple extraction. The crown of the tooth is gripped and moved back and forth until it is fully loose and pulls out from the gums.
Sometimes a tooth may be broken off below the gums. This kind of procedure is called a surgical extraction and requires carefully moving the gums out of the way so that the tooth can be exposed and extracted. The gums are then stitched back up.
What can I expect during the procedure?
Once the procedure is finished, our patient care staff will make sure that you are feeling good and ready to go.
How much an extraction will cost is dependent on how deteriorated a tooth is and its location in your mouth. It will also depend on whether your tooth is impacted and what kinds of anesthetics are required. We’ll always discuss your treatment plan with you, making sure it’s the best course of action and answering any questions you might have.
While the prospect of tooth extraction can sometimes be unsettling to you, we work very hard to make sure you are comfortable throughout the process and confident in your oral health.
We are committed to making sure that all of your questions are answered. Our goal is to help you achieve a lifetime of great smiles and to do so in a way that is as comfortable for you as possible.
Call us today to discuss your options!