Konikoff Dental Associates Cedar Road
1419 Cedar Rd., Suite 100, Chesapeake, VA 23322
While our goal is to save our patient’s natural teeth, we know there may be a time when you will need a dental extraction. If this is the case, we will do everything possible to put you at ease. We’ll explain the simple procedure and ensure it is as pain-free as possible through the use of local anesthesia.
While our fees for getting a tooth pulled are affordable, several factors affect the tooth extraction cost, including whether it is a simple extraction our dentist can perform and the reason the tooth has to come out. Our dentist will have to access the situation and give you an estimate after your exam. Contact our office to arrange an exam if you believe that you have a tooth that needs to come out.
An extraction becomes a surgical tooth extraction when the gum has to be surgically cut to remove the tooth.
Except for wisdom teeth removal, the most common reason that people have a tooth pulled is deep dental decay that has rendered the tooth so damaged that there is no other option.
If you crack or break your tooth, and the root cracks as well, an extraction is usually inescapable. Our dentist will also pull an extremely decayed tooth that a root canal can’t save. If you are experiencing pain from a decayed, fractured or broken tooth, please call us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
Baby teeth usually don’t cause any problems; they fall out on their own. When a dentist extracts a baby tooth, it’s usually because of severe decay, infection or an injury to the tooth. Fortunately, children heal very fast, often in a day or two.
Periodontal (gum) disease in its advanced stages damages the tissues and ligaments that hold a tooth in place, which creates a loose tooth. If a tooth does not fall out on its own, our dentist can extract it.
Wisdom teeth, which usually appear between ages 17 to 25, sometimes have no room to emerge and the teeth begin impacting a neighboring tooth. Our dentist may notice this in an x-ray and refer you to an oral surgeon.
Typically, teeth are extracted before a person gets braces, since teeth overcrowding is the usual reason for teeth misalignment. If your adolescent needs a tooth extracted, call our office to schedule an exam today.
Our dentist will give you specific instructions based on your extraction. Normally, you go home and take OTC pain relievers for any discomfort and use an ice pack to reduce any swelling. There are specific things that you cannot do in the first 24 hours that are vital for allowing a blood clot to form. For example, you cannot drink through a straw or smoke, as it may dislodge the clot and cause a painful condition called dry socket.
Simple tooth extraction healing is fast, and the extraction site should heal in one to two weeks. A molar extraction will take longer to heal, as the hole is larger. Surgical extracts can take up to three months to heal.
If you’ve been searching for a dentist that you can trust for a tooth extraction in Chesapeake, call our office at (757) 319-4911 today to schedule an exam.