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Although we make every effort to save a patient’s tooth, sometimes it’s just not possible, and extraction is the only alternative. For patients who experience dental phobia, having a tooth pulled can be a very traumatic experience. Fortunately, pulling a tooth doesn’t take long, so you’ll spend very little time in the dentist’s chair. We’ll do our utmost to ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible and as free of pain as possible. If you need a tooth extracted in Roswell, call us today and schedule an appointment.
Is a Tooth Extraction Very Costly?
Your tooth extraction cost will be unique to you and will be affected primarily by the condition and location of the tooth to be removed. If you have dental insurance, that will also affect your final cost, so be sure to let us know if you have insurance. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with an estimate of the fees you’ll incur so you’ll know exactly what to expect when you pay your bill. For more information specific to your circumstance, call our Roswell office and we’ll be happy to help you.
What Does an Oral Surgery Extraction Mean?
A dentist uses forceps to grasp a tooth and remove it. If a tooth doesn’t have enough surface area to grasp or if it hasn’t fully erupted through the gum, then it will need to be surgically removed. This is called a surgical extraction.
Is an Extraction My Only Option?
If you have severe damage to your tooth, whether from trauma or decay, and the damage renders the tooth unsalvageable, then pulling the tooth may be your only option. Removing the tooth will alleviate the excruciating pain of an abscess, so you’ll be more comfortable after the procedure. The following situations are examples where tooth removal was the only option for our patient.
If I Have Severely Decayed or Damaged Teeth, Can My General Dentist Extract Them?
If your tooth is broken or cracked or severely damaged, and the damage extends to the root, your dentist will determine if a root canal can save the tooth. If not, then we’ll recommend that you have the tooth extracted. We always prefer to save our patient’s teeth, but sometimes it’s just not possible. If you need to have a tooth extracted in Roswell, then call our office to schedule an appointment.
Why Would Baby Teeth Sometimes Need to Be Pulled?
If your child has a baby tooth that’s preventing the adult tooth from erupting, then it may be necessary to have the baby tooth pulled. If your child has a cavity that’s too large to accommodate a filling or if an infection is present, then we may recommend getting a tooth pulled. Baby teeth should receive the same quality of care that permanent teeth receive, but they often don’t. Call our office if your child needs dental work. We’re a family friendly dental office and we’re very good at pediatric dentistry.
Will a Tooth Extraction Help If I Have Advanced Periodontal Disease?
If you have advanced gum disease, then your teeth are probably loose and you may have decay or an infection in one or more of your teeth. A dental extraction may make you much more comfortable, so call our office if you want to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth erupt in the late teens or early years of adulthood, and they’re the third and final set of teeth to appear. Unfortunately, by this time, there’s often not enough room for them in the jaw and they erupt at an angle or not at all, and sometimes they cause an infection. You don’t need your wisdom teeth, and many people have them removed – it’s a very common procedure. Depending on the stage of your wisdom teeth, you may need oral surgery or we may be able to extract them in our office. Call us to schedule an appointment or for more information on wisdom teeth removal.
What’s the Solution to Teeth That Are Too Crowded?
If your teeth are overcrowded, they may grow in crooked or not at all, and they can cause dental problems. Overcrowding occurs when you have more teeth than your jawbone can accommodate. Braces can straighten crooked teeth, but you’ll probably need to have one or more teeth removed in order to have your teeth straightened. Call us today if you need to make an appointment for a tooth extraction in Roswell.
What Aftercare Instructions Will I Receive for My Dental Extraction?
Your dentist will provide you with a list of instructions for caring for your incision. For the first 24 hours, you should refrain from strenuous activity so that the removal site can clot and begin the healing process. Your dentist will give you instructions telling you what to do in case of swelling or discomfort.
Will My Extraction Site Heal Quickly?
Healing time for an incision is unique to the individual and depends on several factors. If you’ve had a tooth extraction, it should be completely healed within a week. If you’ve had a molar extracted or if you’ve had oral surgery, it may take longer for the tooth extraction healing to complete.
If you need a dentist in Roswell who is skilled at teeth extractions, then call our office at (678) 274-6989 and schedule an appointment. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide to our patients, and we look forward to speaking with you and working with you.