Gentle Dental of Haverford
354 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
Are you concerned about getting a tooth pulled? Many patients become a little anxious when learning that they need to have a tooth extraction. At our practice, we can assure you that we only pull teeth when it is absolutely necessary. If you are in need of an extraction, you can also rest assured that the procedure is typically done quickly and that it is nearly painless.
The cost of a dental extraction varies depending upon the number of teeth that need to be removed, how difficult it will be to remove the teeth and whether it is considered to be a simple or surgical extraction. Our team will provide you with a quote after you have seen one of our dentists. Let us know if you have dental insurance. Some of the costs of your procedure could be covered by your insurance provider.
Oral surgery extraction is typically performed when a general dentist can’t remove a tooth via the use of forceps. This happens when a tooth is still partially or completely beneath the gum line. If your dentist can’t easily grasp onto the tooth with forceps, he or she will probably refer you to see an oral surgeon.
Teeth extractions become unavoidable when there is severe trauma, gum disease or decay. When you are experiencing pain in your tooth due to severe decay, removing the tooth will get rid of the pain. While our dentists always prefer to keep your natural teeth in place, there are times when it is in your best interests to have one or more of your teeth extracted.
Broken, cracked, or decayed teeth can sometimes be saved with a root canal. If the damage has reached the center of the tooth, the dentist will assess the situation. He or she may determine that the tooth needs to be pulled. Afterwards, the dentist will talk to you about tooth replacement options. It is imperative that you have the tooth replaced so that your other teeth won’t shift out of position.
While baby teeth fall out on their own, there are some cases where a dentist may want to perform a tooth extraction on a baby tooth. This is usually because there is a cavity that is too large to be filled or because an adult tooth is trapped by the baby tooth and is unable to properly grow in. Our dentists are experienced in meeting the unique dental needs of children, so give us a call if you believe that your child needs to have his or her tooth extracted.
Advanced periodontal disease causes the teeth to become loose. This is due to the fact that gum disease attacks the ligaments that keep your teeth in place within your mouth. If you have been experiencing pain due to this, your dentist may recommend that your teeth be removed.
Wisdom tooth removal is a necessary procedure for those of us who do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate the extra set of molars that grow in during our teens or early adulthood years. The wisdom teeth can become trapped beneath your gums, leading to pain and infection. They can also cause permanent damage to your jawbone. Your regular dentist can remove your wisdom teeth if they have already emerged. However, if your wisdom teeth are still partially or completely under your gums, you will need to see an oral surgeon to have the teeth surgically extracted.
Overcrowded adult teeth cause the teeth to grow in crooked. A tooth extraction is often performed in order to accommodate for braces. This is so the teeth that are left within the mouth have plenty of room to straighten out within the mouth.
In order to facilitate the tooth extraction healing process, your dentist will give you a detailed set of aftercare instructions. These instructions should be followed carefully so that your mouth has time to heal properly. Your dentist will also let you know how to manage any pain or swelling that you may encounter after your procedure.
Healing from a dental extraction typically takes up to a week. You should be able to resume most activities within 24 hours of your procedure. If you have had molars removed or you needed to have an oral surgeon remove your tooth, it could longer for the extraction site to heal.
No matter why you need to have a tooth or teeth pulled, you should pick up the phone and call us at (610) 572-1248. We will be happy to book your consultation for a tooth extraction in Haverford.