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A dentist’s priority is to preserve natural teeth, but there are circumstances when having a tooth pulled is necessary for your oral health. Sometimes, patients are apprehensive; however, we assure them that we thoroughly numb the tooth and gum so all they will feel is slight pressure, not pain. Additionally, the procedure does not take long at all, usually less than five minutes once the local anesthesia takes effect.
How Much Does Tooth Removal Cost?
If you feel you need an extraction, you would need one of our dentists to look at your tooth before quoting a price. Your tooth extraction cost depends on the tooth’s condition and its location in your mouth. Your cost also depends on whether our dentist can perform the extraction or you would need to see an oral surgeon. If you have dental insurance coverage, we can help you estimate your co-pay. Call us today for an appointment to learn what your extraction will cost.
When Would I Need a Surgical Tooth Extraction?
If you need a tooth removed that is still in your gum or broken off close to the gum, we will refer you to an oral surgeon. In a surgical extraction, the surgeon makes an incision in your gum and accesses the tooth. Once the tooth is out, you may have a few sutures to close the opening. Like dentists, oral surgeons will make sure you are not in pain during the procedure.
When Would a Dentist Say I Have to Have a Tooth Extraction?
If your dentist sees there is no way to save the tooth, he or she will tell you the tooth must come out, either to stop your pain or to prevent an infection from spreading. There are other reasons for an extraction below besides dental disease or infection.
Will a Dentist Pull a Fractured or Broken Tooth for Me?
Yes, one of our dentists can help you, but he or she will see if they can preserve your tooth first. It’s always better to have natural teeth in your mouth. However, if the tooth has to come out, your dentist will suggest tooth replacement options, such as an implant, so you won’t have a missing tooth in your mouth.
Will a Dentist Pull a Badly Decayed Baby Tooth?
If your child is in pain because of a severely decayed baby tooth, call our office to set up an appointment for one of our dentists to pull the tooth and relieve his or her pain. We also pull stubborn baby teeth that will not fall out when they should. We understand small children are nervous about getting a tooth pulled; our team excels at putting them at ease. The procedure is painless and very quick.
Can I Have a Loose Tooth Pulled If I Have Advanced Gum Disease?
Advanced gum disease will loosen teeth if it isn’t treated early. We understand that a tooth wiggling around in your mouth can be painful. One of our dentists will remove the tooth to ease your discomfort.
Why Should I Consider Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
You will have four additional molars (wisdom teeth) appear in the back of your mouth in your late teens or early twenties. Many individuals need the teeth extracted because they do not have room in their jaw, which causes the teeth to come in crooked or become impacted and stuck in the gum. One of our dentists can extract your wisdom teeth if they are present in your mouth, but an oral surgeon would have to remove them if they haven’t emerged. Removing wisdom teeth will not affect your appearance or your ability to chew. If you are experiencing wisdom teeth pain, call our office to set up an appointment.
Are Extractions Necessary Before Orthodontic Treatment?
If you are getting braces to correct protruding front teeth, overcrowding or to correct your bite, you may need extractions. Extractions free space for your teeth to shift into the correct position. Call our office if you are looking for a dentist to perform virtually painless extractions before orthodontic treatment.
What Are the Typical Instructions After an Extraction?
We will provide you with written instructions; do not leave our office until you are certain you understand them. It is essential you avoid certain activities for several days to allow a blood clot to begin healing the hole left in your mouth. Do not smoke, drink through a straw or spit as these things can dislodge the clot. You’ll also learn how to manage any soreness and how to clean around the extraction site until it’s fully healed.
How Long Will it Take for a Tooth Extraction to Heal?
Tooth extraction healing times depend on your overall health, whether you get enough rest and how well you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions. Dental extractions take approximately one week to 10 days to heal; however, if you’ve had a molar extracted, it will take longer.
If you’ve been searching for a dentist near me for a tooth extraction in Alpharetta, call us at (678) 274-6965 to make an appointment.