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Having a tooth pulled sounds like it would hurt, however, your dentist will use a numbing agent so you won’t feel any pain. Your dentist will rock the tooth back and forth before pulling it; you may feel the rocking motion, but you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
How Much Should I Expect to Pay for a Tooth Extraction?
Your tooth extraction cost depends on the tooth’s location, if a dental extraction is feasible and whether you have dental insurance coverage for extractions. After an examination, your dentist can tell you your anticipated cost.
When Would I Need to See an Oral Surgeon for an Extraction?
If a tooth that you need to be extracted has not emerged from your gum or it has broken off at the gum line, our dentist will send you to an oral surgeon for a surgical extraction.
Are There Any Instances When an Extraction Is My Only Choice?
While dentists always try to save teeth, there are times when a tooth isn’t salvageable. Gum disease, trauma, and severe decay can all damage a tooth beyond repair.
Do Dentists Pull Teeth with Severe Decay or Trauma?
Our dentists will determine if a root canal can save your tooth; however, if the tooth isn’t salvageable, we will recommend a tooth extraction. This will alleviate any pain that you have been experiencing.
Do Dentists Pull Baby Teeth?
Dentists only pull baby teeth when there is a good reason since baby teeth perform important functions, such as helping with speech and holding a place for a permanent tooth. In some cases, a baby tooth refuses to fall out and make way for the adult tooth. Dentists will pull a baby tooth in this case and when a baby tooth has so much decay that it is causing your child pain. Contact us if you need an appointment with our gentle dentist for your child.
Can Advanced Gum Disease Necessitate a Tooth Extraction?
Gum disease in its advanced stages can attack the ligaments that hold your teeth in place. If the loose teeth hurt, our dentist can pull them for you. Call us for an appointment with our dentist if you have advanced gum disease and you need an extraction.
Can Dentists Extract Wisdom Teeth?
Many young adults have difficulty when their wisdom teeth emerge. If the teeth come in crooked, they can press up against your molars. If one of our dentists can perform the wisdom teeth extractions, they will. If the wisdom teeth are impacted, an oral surgeon will have to remove them.
Is Tooth Removal Necessary for Braces?
If your teeth are crooked because of overcrowding, you may need one or more teeth removed so there is space for your other teeth to straighten out. Our skilled dentists make extractions virtually painless.
What Are the Aftercare Instructions for After Getting a Tooth Pulled?
After you have a tooth pulled, a blood clot will form so the extraction site will stop bleeding. Your dentist will tell you how to avoid dislodging the clot. You’ll also learn what to do about any lingering pain and swelling, and how to keep the extraction site clean.
How Long Does an Extraction Take to Heal?
Your tooth extraction healing time depends on which tooth was extracted, your overall health, and how well you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions. Generally, a dental extraction site heals within a week to 10 days. Surgical extractions take longer to heal.
If you are looking for a skilled dentist for a tooth extraction in Dalton, call our office at (706) 847-4165 to schedule an appointment.