Tooth Extractions In Darch
Gentle and Comfortable Tooth Extraction
Benefits of Tooth Extractions
- Tooth extractions are a common and effective way to relieve chronic pain. Our dental team of experienced professionals will make sure the process is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
- Tooth extractions are often necessary when severe tooth decay has spread to other areas of your mouth. Tooth extractions can help prevent infection and inflammation.
- In many cases, extractions are necessary to prevent damage to the health of neighbouring teeth. In order to prevent infection of adjacent teeth, the dentist will remove teeth that are damaged or diseased.
- Tooth extractions are an option for people who have too many teeth or overcrowding. The process can also be a preparation for orthodontic treatment.
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FAQ's About Tooth Extractions
You might need a tooth extraction for the following reasons:
- If teeth are infected or damaged in a way that cannot be addressed by root canal treatment, they should be extracted.
- Occasionally, teeth may need to be extracted due to overcrowding.
- Periodontitis may cause loose teeth if it progresses to an advanced stage. The tissues surrounding the tooth root and the bones that hold it firmly in place erode due to periodontal disease.
- You may need to remove one or more teeth before you can get braces for misaligned teeth. As a result, your neighboring teeth will be able to move into the extra space, which is especially useful if you have overcrowding.
- The wisdom tooth, also known as a third molar, can cause problems if our mouths do not have adequate space for it. Thus, you may need to undergo wisdom teeth removal.
- Hyperdontia describes the condition of having more teeth than the average number. An extra tooth or teeth may need to be removed in order to allow the other teeth to form correctly.
- For people who are getting chemotherapy for cancer or having an organ transplant, it may be necessary to remove their damaged teeth in order to keep their dental health.
There are either simple or surgical extractions, depending on whether the tooth is visible or impacted. You should expect the following at your dental appointment for extraction:
- Simple extraction:
A local anaesthetic will be administered to numb the area around your tooth, so you will only feel pressure during your dental treatment. The tooth is usually lifted using an elevator. Dentists use dental forceps to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.
- Surgical extraction:
This is an option if the tooth is impacted or beneath the gum line. Most wisdom tooth removal procedures are surgical extractions. In addition to local anaesthesia, you may be given intravenous anaesthesia, which makes you feel calm. The procedure may also involve general anesthesia, depending on your medical and allergy history. If you have general anaesthesia, you will be completely unconscious during the surgery. The dentist will make a tiny cut or incision on your gums. They may have to remove or cut the alveolar bone surrounding your tooth before it can be retrieved.
The need to replace a tooth after an extraction depends on the reason for the extraction. Your wisdom tooth will not need to be replaced if extracted due to the oral health issues it is causing or may potentially cause. In the case of extraction prior to orthodontic treatment, you won’t need a replacement tooth. Once you begin your orthodontic treatment, the neighboring teeth can move into the extra space.
However, if your tooth was extracted because it was severely decayed or damaged, you will have an extra space in your bite. The teeth around it will move out of position. Our dentist may recommend additional dental treatment to ensure proper tooth spacing and prevent damage to your remaining teeth. There are several options for replacing teeth with artificial ones. These include dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures.
Depending on the case, tooth extractions can cost as much as $180-$400 per tooth. Surgical extractions can cost between $375 and $485, depending on whether bone removal or tooth division is also necessary. Under general anaesthesia, sedation, or local anesthesia, the cost can reach $2,000 to $3,000 per tooth.
Visit us for a consultation to get the accurate cost of your tooth extraction procedure.
A tooth extraction, like any invasive procedure, carries some risks. However, if your dentist recommends it, there are likely more benefits than risks.
- Redness and swelling at the surgical site
- If the blood clot dislodges or fails to form, the bone inside the socket can be exposed, a condition known as “dry socket.”
- Excessive bleeding lasting more than 12 hours
- Infections caused by bacteria or trapped food particles in the socket, characterized by severe fever and chills
- Damage to neighbouring teeth, nerves, jawbones, and sinuses