When you get a dental extraction, this means that you have a tooth completely removed from your mouth. Removal includes taking out the pulp and root of your tooth. Your dentist will check your tooth first by taking an x-ray, to make sure that your tooth should be pulled.
The tooth is removed using specialized dental tools, but only after the area of your jaw has been numbed with a localized anesthetic. If the tooth is large or slightly impacted below the gum line, your dentist may need to make a tiny incision in the gum or break up the tooth into easier to remove pieces.
WHEN DO I NEED DENTAL EXTRACTION?
Your dentist will try to save your tooth, by carefully assessing the tooth to see if it can be filled or a root canal can be performed. If the tooth is beyond saving, your dentist will have to perform an extraction.
When a tooth is in really bad shape, has numerous cracks in it, or is decayed down to the gum line, your tooth will probably need to be extracted. In addition, if the pulp within the tooth is infected, many dentists will extract the tooth because it can’t be saved. If the infection is spreading, your dentist will likely extract the tooth to protect nearby teeth.
YOUR APPOINTMENT IS JUST ONE CLICK AWAY
The cost of a dental extraction is generally covered by dental insurance. If you don’t have dental insurance coverage, we will work with you to get you the dental care you deserve. We offer some of the most affordable prices around, and we include monthly specials and coupons to keep costs down for our patients. Talk with our treatment coordinator to discuss your payment options, and we will be happy to work out an arrangement for you.
HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR DENTAL TREATMENT?
When it comes to paying for your treatment, you have options. We offer payment arrangements, and we have a variety of credit programs made available to cover dental treatment costs. Our office also offers monthly specials to help meet your dental needs. When you need dental care, we are here to help you figure out how to cover the cost.
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