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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.
Are you afraid of calling a dental office because you fear having a tooth extraction? Please don’t worry; extractions are painless procedures that can preserve your oral health. Our dentists will ensure you are completely numb before performing an extraction.
How Much Does It Cost to Have a Tooth Pulled?
Your tooth extraction cost depends on the tooth, its condition and whether you need a simple or a surgical extraction. Please contact our office for an appointment so our dentist can assess your tooth and tell you how much your extraction will cost. If you have dental insurance, please let us know so we can estimate your co-pay amount.
What Is Surgical Tooth Removal?
When your dentist cannot pull your tooth, he or she will refer you to a local oral surgeon. In surgical extractions, the oral surgeon makes a small opening in your gum to reach the tooth. He or she may remove the tooth in one piece or in several pieces. You will have several sutures in your gum to close the opening.
When Is a Tooth Extraction the Only Available Treatment?
If your dentist tells you you need a tooth extraction, then the tooth cannot be repaired. If you have a badly decayed or infected tooth that needs to come out, your dentist will recommend a bridge or implant to replace the tooth once your extraction site heals. Having a missing tooth will cause your other teeth to shift and it can affect your ability to speak clearly. We’ve listed other instances below when a dentist will recommend an extraction.
Can I Have a Badly Fractured or Broken Tooth Taken Out?
Your dentist will only recommend getting a tooth pulled if the break or fracture has reached the pulp and there isn’t enough healthy tooth left to support a root canal crown. If you are in pain, the extraction will come as a relief.
Do Dentists Ever Pull Baby Teeth?
Our dentists pull baby teeth if they have a cavity too large for a filling. This will relieve your child’s pain. We also suggest pulling baby teeth that refuse to come out, even with the adult tooth emerging. Please call us to make an appointment for your child with our compassionate, gentle dentist who will make your child comfortable before and during the procedure.
Will a Dentist Pull My Tooth If I Have Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease causes teeth to become loose, but they may not fall out right away. One of our dentists can safely extract the tooth and ease the pain you feel when chewing with a loose tooth in your mouth.
Do Dentists Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are permanent molars that emerge in the late teenage years. Since we no longer need wisdom teeth, most of us do not have a jaw large enough to accommodate them and they grow in crooked and cause pain. One of our dentists can extract the teeth, especially if they are pushing your other teeth out of alignment. If your wisdom teeth are growing at an odd angle, but they are still inside your gum, we will refer you to an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth removal is common.
Will Teeth Extractions Relieve Overcrowding?
If you are getting braces to straighten your teeth or to correct protruding teeth, you may need extractions to relieve overcrowding first. Braces gradually move teeth, but teeth can only move if there is space for them. Call our office to make an appointment if you need any teeth removed before getting braces.
What Are the Aftercare Instructions After Having a Tooth Pulled?
Immediately after your extraction, you’ll bite down on a gauze pad until the bleeding stops and a blood clot forms in the hole in your mouth. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to avoid disturbing the clot, including how to keep the site clean to prevent an infection. You may experience swelling and soreness for 24 to 48 hours; your dentist will advise you have to relieve the discomfort.
Will Tooth Extraction Healing Take a Long Time?
If you rest for 24 hours after the procedure and follow your dentist’s instructions for aftercare, a simple extraction will heal in seven to 10 days. Surgical extractions typically heal in two to three weeks.
For a virtually painless tooth extraction in Norcross by one of our skilled providers, please call us at (678) 274-6981 to make an appointment.