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Do you suspect that you need an extraction? Call us for an appointment, and after an examination, you and our dentist will decide if an extraction is unavoidable. We want to save your teeth, but there are times when it just isn’t possible. An extraction procedure is a fast, painless procedure, which we will explain during your exam.
How Much Do Teeth Extractions Cost?
Our dentist would have to examine the tooth first to determine if it needs a non-surgical or a surgical extraction. Your tooth extraction cost will depend on whether you choose to have nutritious oxide or a local anesthetic, the difficulty of the tooth extraction and whether you have dental insurance that may pay for part of the procedure’s cost. Please call us to schedule an appointment and our dentist can provide you with an estimate.
What is Surgical Tooth Removal?
Teeth that have broken at the gum or that have not emerged will need surgical removal. Our dentist may refer you to a trusted local oral surgeon to surgically extract the tooth.
Why Would a Person Need a Tooth Pulled?
There are numerous reasons, including a severely decayed tooth, a crowded mouth, a baby tooth that will not fall out, and advanced gum disease.
Why Do Severely Fractured, Broken or Decayed Teeth Often Need to be Extracted?
When the teeth have been fractured, broken or decaying for a long time, performing a root canal and capping the tooth may not work. Our dentist can make the determination during your exam.
Do Baby Teeth Ever Need Extractions?
If necessary, our dentist can perform a baby tooth extraction if the tooth will not fall out on its own. Our dentist will put your child at ease before the procedure and then, after the procedure, he or she will provide you with aftercare instructions. Children tend to heal much faster than adults.
Does Advanced Gum Disease Cause Teeth to Become Loose?
Advanced gum disease that has been treated unsuccessfully in the past will cause the ligaments holding a tooth in to wither and the tooth may fall out on its own. If a loose tooth is bothering you, contact us to schedule an examination. If necessary, one of our dentists will extract the tooth for you.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Wisdom teeth, which are a third set of molars, usually start coming in between the ages of 17 and 25. Sometimes a person’s jaw isn’t large enough for four more molars so the wisdom teeth grow in at an angle or they remain in the gums, impacting other teeth. Our dentist will examine your x-rays during your routine exam in order to catch any potential issues. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, meaning they are still completely below the gum line, our dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon to have them extracted.
Is Getting a Tooth Pulled Before Orthodontic Treatment Common?
Having a tooth pulled before orthodontic treatment is common; your teeth need room to align properly.
What’s the Normal Tooth Extraction Aftercare Do’s & Don’ts?
We will provide you with instructions and a list of activities that can interfere with the blood clot that forms in the first 24 hours. Generally, you can take an OTC pain reliever, as long as it is not aspirin. Our dentist may suggest rinsing your mouth with salt water as well.
How Long is the Tooth Extraction Healing Time After a Dental Extraction?
With a dental extraction, the site heals quickly, usually within seven to 10 days. A surgical extraction may take anywhere from one to three months to heal, since people heal at different rates.
When you need an experienced dentist for a tooth extraction in Suffolk, call today to schedule your appointment.