We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
If at all possible, we’ll always endeavor to save our patient’s teeth. However, we know that is not always possible. Extreme damage due to decay or trauma can render a tooth unsalvageable, and it will need to be removed. We realize that teeth extractions are very traumatic for some people, but we’ll do our best to put you at ease and ensure that you’re comfortable. Getting a tooth extracted doesn’t take much time, so you’ll be out of the dentist’s chair before you know it.
Is a Tooth Extraction Expensive?
During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your tooth and we’ll provide you with a cost estimate so that you won’t be surprised when you pay your bill. Your tooth extraction cost will be affected by the location and condition of the tooth as well as your insurance benefits, so be sure to provide us your insurance information before the procedure. If you need to make an appointment, call our Woodstock office today and we can help you.
Why Would I Need an Oral Surgery Extraction?
If a tooth hasn’t fully erupted or if it’s broken and only a small part is visible, then you may need to have the tooth surgically extracted. Dentists use forceps to remove a tooth, but if there’s an insufficient tooth area for the forceps to grasp, then the tooth will need to be surgically removed. If you have more questions, call our Woodstock office and we’ll be happy to help you.
Do I Have an Option Other Than Having a Tooth Pulled?
If your tooth has been severely damaged, whether due to trauma or to decay, then removing the tooth may be your best course of action. The situations when we have no option except tooth removal might be a tooth too severely decayed for a root canal, wisdom teeth that haven’t erupted, or baby teeth that are decaying or not erupting.
One benefit of getting a tooth pulled is alleviating the pain that it’s causing. If you need a dental extraction in Woodstock, then call our office and schedule an appointment.
Will My General Dentist Pull My Severely Damaged Teeth?
If your tooth is damaged beyond our ability to salvage it, then your dentist may recommend its removal. If it has decayed to the root, then you may need a root canal, and we may be able to save the tooth. When an extraction is the best course of action, your dentist will explain the necessity of replacing your natural tooth with an artificial tooth after the procedure has been completed. If you need an appointment, call our Woodstock office and let us help you.
Are Baby Teeth Sometimes Pulled?
Baby teeth are sometimes removed for the same reasons that adult teeth are removed. A cavity that’s too large to accommodate a filling or the presence of an infection can necessitate the removal of a baby tooth. If the baby tooth is preventing the eruption of the adult tooth, then we may need to remove it. We’re very good with children’s dentistry, so call our Woodstock office today if your child needs dental work.
Do I Really Need a Tooth Extraction If I Have Advanced Periodontal Disease?
Even if you have advanced gum disease, you can have a tooth that’s very painful. Periodontal disease causes your teeth to loosen, and the presence of decay or an infection can cause you considerable pain. If you need a tooth extraction in Woodstock, call our office to schedule an appointment and alleviate your pain.
Are Wisdom Teeth Necessary?
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically appear in the late teens or early adulthood. However, by the time they erupt, there’s often not enough room to accommodate them, so they erupt at an angle, and sometimes they precipitate an infection. Wisdom teeth aren’t necessary, so if you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, call our office and let us help you.
What Can Be Done About Overcrowded Teeth?
If you have more teeth than your jawbone can accommodate, your teeth may be crooked and overcrowded. Braces can correct this situation, but you’ll probably need to have one or more teeth removed in order to accommodate your straightened teeth. Call our office if you have crowded teeth so we can get you in for a consultation and start you on the path to straighter teeth.
Will I Receive Aftercare Instructions for My Dental Extraction?
After your extraction, your dentist will provide you with instructions, and you should adhere to them. The extraction site needs to form a clot so that it can begin the healing process.
How Long Should It Take for My Extraction Site to Heal?
For the first 24 hours after your extraction, you should avoid any strenuous activity so that the site can clot and begin to heal. If you had a dental extraction, it should heal completely within a week. If you had oral surgery or a molar removed, then it will take longer for tooth extraction healing at the site.
If you need to have a tooth pulled in the Woodstock area, call our office at (678) 274-6972 and let us help you. Our patients are our number one priority and we’re dedicated to providing them with the best dental service we can. Call us today to schedule an appointment, we look forward to working with you.