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.
We like to see our patients with healthy smiles. Nevertheless, there are times when we have to tell them that they need a tooth extracted. Our experienced dentists can perform extractions quickly, and with local anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain. Many of our patient’s are pleasantly surprised when their extraction is over before they know it. If you suspect that you may need a tooth extraction in Virginia Beach, call us to schedule an examination.
How Much Will it Cost To Get a Tooth Pulled?
Our dentist would have to examine your tooth before providing you with a tooth extraction cost estimate. There are many variables, such as how difficult the extraction is and what approach the dentist decides to use. Let us know if you have dental insurance, your plan may cover a portion of the cost.
What is an Oral Surgery Tooth Extraction?
Tooth removal becomes a surgical extraction when there is an incision made in the gum to remove an impacted tooth or teeth with breaks or cracks that make a simple extraction impossible. An oral surgery extraction will cost more and take longer to heal.
Why Do Dentists Pull Teeth?
Dentists pull teeth when there is no way to save the tooth or a patient’s mouth is overcrowded. Typical extraction causes may include gum disease, decayed or broken teeth, and impacted wisdom teeth.
Why Would Bad Decay, Deep Fractures or a Break Necessitate an Extraction?
Tooth trauma, such as a bad break or crack, may be impossible to repair. If your tooth has severe decay, our dentist would recommend either a root canal or an extraction, depending on the extent of the decay. Call us to schedule an exam and we will let you know if it is possible to save the tooth.
Why Would a Child’s Baby Tooth Have to be Removed?
Sometimes a baby tooth fails to fall out, blocking the permanent tooth. When this occurs, the dentist will extract the baby tooth so the permanent tooth can grow in.
Can Advanced Periodontal Disease Cause Me to Need a Tooth Extraction?
Periodontal disease or advanced gum disease attacks the ligaments that hold the tooth in place, causing loose teeth. If you have a tooth that is loose because of advanced gum disease, please call our office to schedule an examination. If you need a tooth extraction, we can perform the extraction for you.
When Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Necessary?
Wisdom teeth emerge between the ages of 17 to 25. However, sometimes there is not enough room for them to fully emerge. Sometimes, they come out crooked and start pushing against your other teeth or they don’t emerge at all. Our dentist will recommend that the wisdom teeth come out, which possibly can be done at our office, but our dentist may suggest that you visit an oral surgeon.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Pulled to Get Braces?
When your adult teeth are overcrowded, they begin to overlap. You may need one or more extractions before getting an orthodontic appliance that straightens teeth.
What Are the Aftercare Instructions After Getting a Tooth Pulled?
In addition to instructing you on how to minimize your discomfort with OTC pain relievers, our dentist will give you a list of things that you cannot do in the first 24 hours. It is important that you do not do anything on the list that could interfere with the blood clot forming at the extraction site.
How Quickly Can I Get Back to My Normal Activities After a Dental Extraction?
The tooth extraction healing process normally takes a week or two after a simple extraction; however, you can usually resume many of your normal activities after 24 to 48 hours.
If you are concerned that you may need an extraction, call our office at (757) 337-4302 to schedule an exam.