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Has your dentist recommended a tooth extraction to deal with pain in the tooth due to decay, trauma or gum disease? If so, you may be feeling a little worried about having the procedure done. While this is an understandable concern, you can rest assured that your procedure will be relatively quick and painless.
What Can I Expect My Tooth Extraction Cost to Be?
Once you have been seen by one of our dentists, you will be provided with a complete estimate of what it will cost to pull your tooth or teeth. The amount will vary depending on the type of extraction you need, as well as how complicated it will be to take out your tooth. Dental insurance could cover a portion of your bill. Contact your insurance provider today to see what kind of dental extraction coverage you are entitled to under your plan.
What Happens When You Need an Oral Surgery Extraction?
In most cases, your dentist will be able to grab your tooth with a pair of forceps and pull the tooth out. However, if your tooth is still hiding underneath your gums, you may be referred to an oral surgeon to have the tooth surgically extracted.
In What Instances Will a Dentist Pull a Tooth?
A dentist will typically recommend that you have a tooth pulled if you have a tooth that is severely decayed, injured or damaged by gum disease. Teeth that are unable to be restored are typically quite painful, so you will feel immediate relief from your tooth pain once the offending tooth is removed. Our dentists will always attempt to save your tooth; however, the paragraphs detail instances where we will recommend teeth extractions.
Can Severely Decayed, Cracked or Broken Teeth Be Saved?
Root canals can sometimes be performed in order to restore a cracked, broken or decayed tooth. Your dentist will determine whether or not this is feasible by looking at your tooth and seeing how extensive the damage is. If the damage is too far down inside of the tooth, your dentist will recommend a tooth extraction. Once the tooth removal has taken place, he or she will recommend replacing the now missing tooth with a replacement tooth. This will ensure that your remaining teeth will stay securely in place.
Why Are Dental Extractions Performed on Children?
When a child has a cavity that is too large to fill, a severe infection or an adult tooth being blocked from coming in by a baby tooth, the dentist will typically recommend that the child have his or her tooth pulled. While getting a tooth pulled can be a scary thing for a child, you and your child will be put at ease by one of our friendly and gentle dentists.
Will the Dentist Pull My Teeth if I Have Severe Gum Disease?
Severe gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, causes the ligaments that hold the teeth in place to break down. Not only does this cause the teeth to become loose, but it can also be a painful process. In these cases, the dentist will typically recommend that the teeth be pulled.
What Can You Tell Me About Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Wisdom teeth extraction is a routinely performed procedure that is done on people who do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate for the third set of molars that grows in during the teen or young adult years. When there isn’t enough space for the wisdom teeth, infection or bone damage can set in. If your wisdom teeth have already completely grown in, your regular dentist should be able to extract the teeth in his or her office. If your wisdom teeth are still beneath the surface of your gums, the dentist will probably refer you to an oral surgeon to have the wisdom teeth surgically extracted.
Why Does the Dentist Want to Pull My Teeth for My Braces?
Some people aren’t born with enough room in their mouths for all of their adult teeth. When this happens, the teeth grow in crooked. To address this problem, your dentist will most likely pull one or more teeth so that your teeth have room to be straightened out by braces.
What Do I Need to Do to Facilitate the Tooth Extraction Healing Process?
In order to properly heal from your tooth extraction, you will need to follow the instructions that your dentist gives to you after your procedure takes place. In most cases, you will need to avoid any strenuous activities for up to 24 hours after your extraction. Your dentist will let you know when you can perform strenuous activities again. You need to follow your dentist’s instructions exactly so that your extraction site can heal in the proper manner.
What Can You Tell Me About the Healing Process?
Most people find that they are back to normal within a week. If you have had a molar taken out or a surgical extraction it will probably take longer than a week to heal.
If you are in need of a tooth extraction in West Hartford, look no further. Our office is ready to help you in any way that we can.