Family Dental Group of Fishkill
738 Route 9, Suite 22, Fishkill, NY 12524
Are you nervous about having a tooth pulled? If so, you are not alone. Many of our patients become a little anxious at the thought of having a dental extraction done. At our practice, you can rest assured that your extraction is only being done because it is necessary. This procedure is performed under anesthetic, so you won’t be able to feel anything during your extraction.
The exact amount you will pay for getting a tooth pulled depends on the complexity of the procedure. A simple extraction will cost less than a surgical one. Once you’ve had your consultation, we can provide you with an estimate of your bill. If you have dental insurance, contact your provider to discover what kind of coverage you have for dental extractions.
Extractions done via oral surgery are recommended when a tooth is partially or completely under the gum line. If you need this type of extraction, you will be referred to an oral surgeon. If the tooth is above the gum line, your regular dentist should be able to pull it via the use of forceps.
Your dentist wants to perform a tooth extraction because your tooth is unable to be restored. This happens in cases of severe decay, extensive injury, or advanced gum disease. While it is always preferable to work to save the tooth, there are times when the damage is so extensive that our dentists have no other choice.
If you have extensive damage to your teeth, your dentist will assess the problem and see how far down the damage goes. In some cases, your tooth may be able to be saved via a root canal. In other cases, he or she will decide that a tooth extraction is necessary. Cracked, broken or severely decayed teeth can be incredibly painful. You will find that your pain is all gone once the tooth removal has taken place. The dentist will then offer you several tooth replacement options to choose from. Replacing a missing tooth will prevent your teeth from changing position within your mouth.
There are a number of reasons why a dentist recommends that a baby tooth be pulled. These reasons can include infection or advanced decay. The tooth may also need to be removed because it is preventing an adult tooth from coming in. No matter what the reason is, you and your child will appreciate our compassionate team’s gentle approach to dental care.
Dental extractions are sometimes necessary in cases of advanced gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, advanced gum disease attacks and breaks down the muscles and ligaments that hold your teeth in your mouth. This painful process can be relieved by having teeth extractions performed.
If you are like most people, you probably don’t have enough room in your mouth for an additional set of molars. The wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that grow in when a person is in his or her teens or twenties. If left untreated, your wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems like infection, crooked teeth or bone damage to the jaw. You can have a wisdom tooth pulled at your regular dentist’s office if the tooth has already erupted above the gum line. However, it will need to be surgically extracted by an oral surgeon if the wisdom tooth is still located under the gums.
Dental extractions are typically performed in cases where a person needs braces. Removing one or more teeth gives the person enough room in his or her mouth so that orthodontic treatment will be successful.
Tooth extraction healing instructions typically consist of avoiding strenuous activities for at least 24 hours following your procedure. The exact amount of time will vary according to the complexity of your case. You will be given a list of things that you are not allowed to do after the tooth is pulled. It is important that you follow these instructions so that your extraction site can properly heal. Our team will also provide you with pain and swelling management advice.
Simple tooth extraction sites typically heal within one week. More complex procedures, such as those done on molars or those that require oral surgery, will take a longer period of time to heal.
Pick up the phone and call our office at (845) 764-9315 to schedule an appointment for a consultation for a tooth extraction in Fishkill.