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At our practice, we’re here to help you maintain excellent oral health. However, there are times when a tooth cannot be saved through a crown or other means. When this happens, our dentists will administer a tooth extraction in Denville.
How Much Do Tooth Extractions Cost?
The tooth extraction cost depends on your insurance coverage, the number of visits needed, and whether your extraction is simple or surgical. During your initial appointment, the dentist will assess your condition and provide an estimate of the total cost. Please give us a call if you have questions.
What is an Oral Surgery Extraction?
When the tooth hasn’t fully emerged through the gum or only a small amount of the tooth is reachable by the dentist, an oral surgery tooth extraction is recommended. Our dentists will help you locate an experienced oral surgeon who will remove the tooth.
When is Getting a Tooth Pulled Necessary?
Severe decay, injury or gum disease can make a tooth extraction necessary. When the damage is caused by severe decay, a tooth extraction stops the pain from occurring. While we will make every effort to save your tooth, there are times when it isn’t possible.
Is it Possible to Extract Cracked, Broken, or Decayed Teeth?
Sometimes, even a simple act like biting down on a nut or kernel too hard can break your teeth. A crown is often used to repair this type of damage, but if the damage is extensive, the dentist may recommend tooth removal. Small cavities can be filled, and large cavities can be repaired using a crown. However, a tooth that is severely infected may require an extraction or root canal. Our dentists will assess your case and determine the correct course of treatment.
Why Must a Baby Tooth be Pulled?
Baby teeth sometimes do not fall out naturally, preventing the permanent tooth from falling into place. When this happens, the baby tooth must be pulled. If your child needs to have his or her tooth pulled, contact us for an appointment. Our dentists and staff members are skilled at helping children feel comfortable.
Will Advanced Stage Gum Disease Lead to Teeth Extractions?
With severe gum disease, the teeth may loosen as the gums begin to recede from the jaw. In some cases, they may fall out on their own. Those experiencing pain due to gum disease may need to contact a dentist for a tooth extraction in Denville. This may be the best option for relief.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth begin to emerge during the age of maturity, around 17 to 25. However, most patients do not have enough room in the jaw to accommodate another set of molars. This can cause discomfort and often results in needing to have a tooth pulled. If your wisdom teeth are partially or completely under the gums and impacting the adjacent teeth, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. You may be referred to an oral surgeon for this procedure.
Do Dentists Extract Teeth to Reduce Crowding?
When you have more adult teeth than necessary, it causes the teeth to grow in crooked. Braces are often recommended when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate all the teeth. However, a dentist may extract a tooth to make room before recommending an orthodontic remedy.
How Do I Care for My Teeth After an Extraction?
After an extraction, take any painkillers as the dentist prescribes. Biting down on gauze will help to reduce bleeding and encourages a clot to form in the tooth’s socket. If swelling is present, ice bags can be applied to the affected area. It’s also important not to rinse your mouth until 24 hours after surgery.
How Long Does It Take for Extractions to Heal?
Tooth extraction healing usually takes about one to two weeks as new bone and gum tissue grow into the gap. It’s essential to keep the area clean as it heals to prevent infection or dry socket. If you do experience signs of infection such as pain or swelling, give our office a call as soon as possible.