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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.
We consider tooth removal as a last resort if your dentist cannot repair your tooth. Your dentist will walk through the procedure with you; it is painless and very quick. You will feel a little pressure, like someone is pushing down on your gum, but local anesthesia blocks all pain. Getting a tooth pulled is a very quick procedure; it will be over before you know it.
How Much Will It Cost to Get a Tooth Pulled?
We cannot estimate your tooth extraction cost until one of our dentists performs an examination. Factors affecting your cost include the tooth’s location and its condition. If you have a simple dental extraction, you will pay less than if you need an oral surgeon to extract your tooth. Call us today to schedule an exam to learn what your extraction will cost. If you have dental coverage, we can help you estimate your co-pay. Please bring your dental insurance information with you.
What Are Surgical Teeth Extractions?
Dentists pull teeth by loosening them with an elevator tool and then grasping the crown with forceps. If there isn’t enough of the crown to grasp, your dentist will send you to an oral surgeon, who will make an incision in your gum to reach the tooth.
When Do I Have to Have a Tooth Extracted?
If you have a tooth with so much decay that a root canal isn’t feasible, your dentist will tell you the only way to relieve your pain is with an extraction. Your dentist will explain how affordable tooth replacement options can keep you from having a missing tooth in your mouth. Keep reading to discover more reasons an extraction is in your best interest.
Can I Have a Severely Damaged Tooth Pulled?
If you have a broken or cracked tooth where the damage reaches the pulp, you are probably in a lot of pain. Call our office to request an appointment with one of our dentists who will pull the tooth. If your dentist cannot repair the tooth, he or she will explain to you your options and the associated costs.
When Would a Dentist Suggest a Tooth Extraction for a Baby Tooth?
Parents may feel alarmed if they hear our dentist say they need to perform a tooth extraction on their child’s baby teeth, but baby teeth come out easily. Our dentist will suggest an extraction if your child has a badly decayed or infected tooth; this will ease their pain, not hurt them. Dentists also pull baby teeth if the tooth won’t make way for the adult tooth.
Can I Have a Dentist Pull a Tooth Damaged by Advanced Periodontal Disease?
Please call our office to make an appointment if advanced gum disease and loose teeth are causing you pain. One of our dentists can safely extract the teeth, rather than leaving them to eventually fall out on their own. Letting the teeth fall out on their own or pulling them out yourself increases your chance of infection.
Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Pain?
Your wisdom teeth are molars at the very back of your mouth, which you should have by your late teens or early twenties. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have enough room for our wisdom teeth, so they either become trapped in your gum (impacted) or they end up pressing against your other teeth. An oral surgeon will have to remove impacted wisdom teeth or, if the teeth have emerged, one of our dentists may be able to pull the teeth that are causing you pain. You don’t need your wisdom teeth, so if they are making it difficult for you to keep your back teeth clean, it may be better to have them removed to avoid decay.
Would I Need Extractions to Relieve Overcrowding?
You would normally have extractions to relieve teeth overcrowding or protruding teeth if you are having braces put on. The extractions make space for the teeth to move during orthodontic treatment. If you need extractions, please call our office to make an appointment. Our skilled dentists make the procedure quick and as painless as possible.
What Do I Have to Do After Having a Tooth Extraction?
Your dentist will provide you with detailed written instructions before leaving our office. Please follow them to avoid disturbing the blood clot that forms to close the extraction site. You’ll also learn how to keep the area clean to avoid an infection. Your dentist will also discuss pain management with you, although the pain is typically minimal.
Will My Extraction Take a Long Time to Heal Itself?
After your procedure, rest and relax for 24 hours or as directed by your dentist. You can expect a tooth extraction healing time of about seven days if you had a dentist extract the tooth. If you had a surgical extraction, your healing time will be two to three weeks.
If you are in pain and need a tooth extraction in Vinings, please call our office at (678) 448-4125 to arrange a convenient appointment.