Konikoff Dental Associates Little Neck
3227 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Are you concerned about having a tooth extracted? At our office, we put our patients at ease by explaining the simple two-step procedure. Your dentist wiggles the tooth back and forth to loosen it and then he or she uses forceps to pull it out quickly. Your tooth and gum will be numb, so you typically won’t feel any pain. If you suspect you may need a tooth extraction in Virginia Beach, call us to arrange an examination. We will see if we can save the tooth, but if not, we will extract the tooth.
Your tooth extraction cost depends whether our dentist pulls a baby tooth or a permanent tooth, why the tooth has to come out and how difficult it will be to extract the tooth. Call us to arrange an appointment and our dentist can provide you with an estimate after examining the tooth.
Surgical extractions involve cutting the gum to remove the tooth and they are more expensive than simple extractions. You may have stitches after a surgical extraction.
Dentists prefer to save teeth, however, there are times when a tooth extraction is inevitable. Besides problems with wisdom teeth, painful deep decay that is beyond a root canal treatment is the most common reason dentists pull teeth.
Anytime a crack, break or decay reaches your tooth’s pulp, it’s likely to cause pain. While our dentist will always see if a root canal or a crown are feasible treatment options, there are times when tooth removal in unavoidable. If a fracture, break or large cavity is causing you pain, please call us to arrange the first available appointment.
Our dentist can extract baby teeth in certain cases, such as when the tooth is extremely decayed, infected or it won’t fall out to make way for the emerging adult tooth.
When your teeth are too crowded in your mouth, they will overlap. If you or your teenager need braces, our dentist may have to extract one or two teeth to make more room in your mouth.
If you have severe gum disease, you may have very loose teeth that are causing you pain. If the teeth are loose, extraction is usually the only option. Call us to schedule an appointment and we will extract the teeth for you.
Wisdom teeth extractions may be called for if the teeth are causing you pain, they are growing in crooked and damaging other teeth, or if they are impacted. If we can do the extraction, we will, but we may refer you to an oral surgeon if your wisdom teeth haven’t emerged from your gums.
Our dentist will give you instructions for pain relief and how to minimize any swelling, along with a list of things that you cannot do in the first 24 to 48 hours. You should rest the first day after your tooth is extracted and avoid any activity, such as drinking through a straw, that could dislodge the blood clot forming at the extraction site.
You should heal in one to two weeks after having a dental tooth extraction. If an oral surgeon performed the extraction, the site may take several months to heal, depending on the size of the hole at the extraction site.
We believe that the decision to have a tooth extraction is one that the patient and dentist make together. We will always present you with treatment options, if there are any, and their chance of being successful. Call us to schedule your exam today and we will help you with this important decision.