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Nothing works as well as a natural tooth which is why we always try to save our patient’s teeth. Unfortunately, there are cases when a tooth extraction is unavoidable. If you need a tooth pulled, don’t fear the procedure. Our skilled professionals will do their best to keep you comfortable and pain free. It does not hurt, and it’s over before you know it.
How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost?
Please call us to arrange an appointment. Before our dentist can quote a price for having your tooth or teeth removed, he or she would have to determine if you need a simple or a surgical extraction by performing an examination. Your total cost will also depend on your insurance coverage and a few other things. Call our office for more information.
What’s a Surgical Tooth Extraction?
Our dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction if he or she can’t grab your tooth with forceps and pull it out. An oral surgeon will cut your gum to access the tooth.
When Is Tooth Removal My Only Option?
Disease, decay or trauma may make an extraction unavoidable. If our dentist can’t save a tooth with a filling or a root canal procedure, he or she will recommend an extraction. You may also have to have a tooth pulled before getting braces.
Will a Dentist Remove My Broken, Decayed or Damaged Tooth?
If the decay, crack or break has reached the pulp, you’re likely in a great deal of pain. Our dentist will see if a root canal is feasible, but if it isn’t, our dentist will extract the tooth. This will stop the pain. Afterward, our dentist will talk to you about tooth replacement options.
Why Would a Dentist Recommend Extracting a Baby Tooth?
Our dentist may suggest a tooth extraction for your young child if he or she has a badly decayed or infected tooth which is causing them pain. Dentists also pull stubborn baby teeth which refuse to make way for an emerging adult tooth. If you believe your child needs an extraction, please contact our office to make an appointment. Our dental team excels at putting children at ease and making the process as stress-free as possible.
Does Periodontal Disease Mean I Need an Extraction?
If advanced periodontal disease is attacking the support structure holding a tooth in place, having a dentist pull the tooth may be the best option. When your jawbone can’t hold the tooth any longer, the tooth will be loose and you may experience pain when you bite or chew with the tooth.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Such a Common Procedure?
When you’re a young adult, your last four molars, known as wisdom teeth, appear. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth cause many people problems because the average jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate four more molars. They can become stuck inside your gum (impacted) or come in at an angle and press up against your other molars. There may not be enough room for you to brush and floss them if they’re angled, which will cause decay and if your wisdom teeth push against your other molars, they can damage them. Since we no longer need wisdom teeth, the easiest solution is to remove them before they cause problems. Our dentist can perform a wisdom tooth extraction if the third set of molars are visible or refer you to an oral surgeon if the molars are impacted. Contact us today if you are experiencing pain in the back of your mouth around your wisdom teeth.
Can I Ask a Dentist to Pull Teeth Before I Get Braces?
If you need braces, it may be because overcrowding has shifted your teeth out of alignment. Our dentist can extract teeth in order to make room for your other teeth to move into alignment. If you need extractions before orthodontic work, please contact us to arrange for an appointment. We’ll make the procedure as fast and painless as possible.
What Is Tooth Extraction Healing Like?
Normally, the healing process isn’t painful or extensive. You should be able to return to work or school the next day. After you have a tooth pulled, your dentist will supply you with a list of instructions to ensure the extraction site has a blood clot forming. He or she will warn you about refraining from drinking through a straw, smoking or rinsing your mouth for at least 24 hours or you could dislodge the clot. You’ll also learn what to do about any minor discomfort or swelling which can occur. Ice and OTC pain relievers are usually enough to ease the swelling and discomfort.
How Fast Do Teeth Extractions Heal?
If a dentist pulls your tooth, you should rest and not do anything strenuous for the next 24 hours. It can take seven to 10 days for the extraction site to heal, longer if an oral surgeon surgically removed the tooth.
If you are looking for a dentist for a skilled and effective tooth extraction in Brewster, please call us at (845) 764-9572 to schedule an appointment.