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For many people, the thought of getting a tooth pulled is a terrifying one. However, having a tooth extracted by a dentist is a fast and nearly painless procedure. While we always strive to save the natural tooth, there are cases where it is necessary to pull a tooth.
What Will My Total Tooth Extraction Cost Be?
We are unable to give an estimate on the cost of a tooth extraction due to the many factors involved in determining the total of your bill. The number of teeth being pulled, whether it is a simple or surgical extraction, and the difficulty of removing the tooth or teeth are all considerations in determining your exact cost. Once we have performed a full examination of your mouth, we will be able to give you a quote. Many people have coverage for teeth extractions under their dental insurance provider.
What Happens During an Extraction?
If your tooth has fully erupted through the gum line and is easily grabbed by a pair of forceps, your dentist will most likely be able to take care of pulling the tooth. However, if the tooth that needs to be pulled is partially or fully beneath the gums, you will most likely need to see an oral surgeon to have the tooth surgically extracted.
Why Does My Tooth Need to Be Pulled?
If your dentist has recommended that you have a tooth pulled, it is because it is the only other option available to relieve you of pain and to prevent further issues from forming down the road. Cases where a tooth is suffering from advanced decay, traumatic injury or serious gum disease often end up with a dentist extracting a tooth.
Can I Have a Severely Decayed or Cracked, Broken Tooth Pulled at the Dentist?
When your tooth has been severely injured or is in the advanced stages of decay, your dentist may be able to save your tooth with a root canal. If a root canal is not possible, your dentist will decide to pull your tooth. After your tooth has been properly extracted, your dentist will talk to you about the various tooth replacement options available to you. It is important that you receive a replacement for your tooth so that your other teeth will stay in place.
When Is it Necessary to Pull Baby Teeth?
Dentists recommend that baby teeth be extracted when a tooth has a cavity that is too large to fill, is infected, or is blocking an adult tooth from coming in properly. If you believe that your child is in need of a dental extraction, contact our office as soon as possible. We look forward to providing your family with the type of high-quality dental care that they deserve.
Why Is it Necessary to Pull Teeth in Cases of Advanced Stage Gum Disease?
One of the consequences of advanced stage gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is tooth loss. This is caused by the disease attacking the ligaments that keep the teeth in the mouth. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to this, your dentist will most likely recommend tooth extraction to relieve you of your pain.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Pulled?
Were you aware that most people don’t have extra space in their mouths to accommodate for their third set of molars? Known as wisdom teeth, these extra molars typically come in when a person is a teenager or young adult. If left untreated, these teeth can cause infection, damage the jawbone, or cause your teeth to become crooked. If you are in the majority of cases, your wisdom teeth will need to be removed. Wisdom tooth removal is completed by a regular dentist if the tooth is already above the gum line. If the teeth haven’t erupted, your procedure will be done by an experienced oral surgeon.
Why Are Crowded Teeth Pulled?
Crowded teeth are pulled in order to make accommodations for braces. If you are in need of braces, you will probably have to have one or more teeth pulled in order to have enough space for your orthodontic treatment to work properly.
What Will I Be Expected to Do After My Tooth Is Pulled?
We will give you a set of instructions along with a list of things to avoid while you are healing from your tooth extraction. You must follow your aftercare plan in order for your extraction site to heal properly, as well as to prevent any kind of infection from setting in. Our dentist will also tell you how to manage any swelling or discomfort that you may feel afterwards.
Does It Take a Long Time for an Extraction Site to Heal?
The process of tooth extraction healing typically takes about a week, although teeth like molars and more complicated procedures will require a longer period of time to recover from. Within 24 hours of your procedure, you should be able to resume moderate activities.
Finding a tooth dentist who can perform a tooth extraction in West Chester doesn’t have to be a hassle. Pick up the phone and call our office at (484) 643-4417 to learn more about how we can help you with all of your dental health care needs.